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90,000 homes needed for those on housing waiting lists

The private sector will never build social housing units on the scale required.


Poor health, no money and loneliness top concerns

ALONE research shows respondents were most concerned about being able to maintain independence on the state pension and finding themselves lonely.


‘The Communion of the Sick and Dying’ – Prof Desmond O’Neill

Professor Desmond O’Neill is a consultant physician in geriatric and stroke medicine. On Friday 15th June at IEC2012 he delivered a talk under the title ‘The Communion of the Sick and Dying’.


Reflections for the Golden Years

Angela Macnamara offers a light-hearted and accessible look at the benefits – as well as the trials and tribulations – of growing older. She offers, in an easy style, helpful advice ranging from practical suggestions on how to remain active and positive, spiritual concerns such as trusting in God’s plan [...]


Treasure the senses

Fr Paul Andrews tells us about the challenges he is facing as he grows older and finds himself a little hard of hearing.


Time for change

Retirement can bring different emotional responses which we need to attend to and negotiate. It also leaves us with a lot of free time. Tess Martin helps us to plan to make the most of the opportunities it offers.


Your life after work

Retirement is a transition to which we should give some time in planning. Tess Martin takes us through financial arrangements, network of friends, health, and how you will use your time.


Keep the faith

There are many ways grandparents can hand on their faith to their grandchildren without making a big deal about it. Jeanette Brimner reviews these and adds that interested contact and good example are hard to beat.



Life doesn’t always turn out the way we thought it would and we are sometimes tempted to indulge our disappointment. Paul Andrews SJ says Jesus would not want us to waste energy blaming ourselves.

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