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#social isolation

# social-isolation - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Services closing, lack of transport and young people leaving - the causes and cost of rural isolation

Many local businesses are being forced to shut their doors and vital services are diminishing at a fast pace.

# social-isolation - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them

Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.

# social-isolation - Monday 24 October, 2016

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?

A campaign is encouraging people to reach out to their neighbours.

# social-isolation - Friday 7 October, 2016

Poll: Do we do enough for our neighbours? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do we do enough for our neighbours?

It’s often said people are less connected to their neighbours than previous generations were.

# social-isolation - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers

Daniel and William McCarthy were deaf and had lived together in south Dublin for over two decades.

# social-isolation - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children

The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.

# social-isolation - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Many emigrants fled Ireland because they were the victims of sexual abuse

Physical and sexual abuse and parents with alcohol or drug problems were listed as some of the main reasons why people left Ireland in the past.

# social-isolation - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Column: Autism – the ‘hidden condition’ – has been ignored for too long

Autism services have been historically underfunded, but with the new Autism Bill steps are finally being taken to acknowledge the rights of autistic citizens and those of their families, writes Michael McCarthy TD.