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Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan: “God will not abandon His people”

While many are tempted to fear, people of faith can use this crisis to pray and strengthen their relationship with God – Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.


Top Vatican Cardinal’s visit to Ireland cancelled over Covid-19 crisis

Senator calls for greater attention to containment measures aimed at older and vulnerable members of the community.


ALONE marks forty years serving older people

"I don’t think that people are aware of just how devastating loneliness can be for your general health,” says CEO ALONE, Sean Moynihan.


Use technology to give our elderly an ongoing monitoring service, says ALONE

The Seniors Alert Scheme is being expanded to include elderly people who are not living alone


The eye of the storm: keep a watch on elderly when Hurricane Ophelia hits

ALONE is calling on members of the public to check on their older neighbours and assist them if they need help during the bad weather


Respond! conference hears loneliness is one of the biggest killers of Irish people

We have to ensure our older relatives and friends do not become even more isolated in this new information age – Declan Dunne, Respond!


Calls to help the vulnerable during cold snap

Refugees and migrants who have survived years of war, violence, and deadly journeys to safety are now freezing to death on Europe’s doorstep.


ALONE urges Christmas visits

“We can all be guilty of getting caught up in the build-up to Christmas as we reunite with friends and family, but it is important to remember that many older people have no friends or family to reunite with” – Sean Moynihan, CEO, ALONE.


Budget 2017: Increase in overseas aid masks overall percentage drop

“Ireland has an international commitment to spend 0.7 percent of national income on helping the world’s poorest people, yet this budget will bring us further from this commitment” – Trócaire.


One million over 65s by 2031 SJI highlights

“This level of population ageing will be associated with higher levels of disability and long-term ill-health and now is the time for planning and investment.”


‘We need to look at how we take care of elderly’

Currently 75% of the Government’s budget for care of older people is spent on the 6% of older people in nursing home care.


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.


ALONE releases ‘Christmas Memories’ video

Charity appeals to everyone to share their Christmas presence by reaching out to older members of their community who may be isolated.


Elderly must be included in social housing: Alone

The number of older people coming to ALONE in need of housing increased by 90% in 2014.


Emigration has left older people ALONE

This St Patrick’s Day, ALONE are asking emigrants to remember older people left at home who may be feeling isolated.


ALONE charity single for elderly launched

Song by Dublin Labour Councillor aims to fund some vital services for older people.


ALONE remembers the elderly for Valentine’s

150 volunteers visit more than 200 elderly who would otherwise be isolated or lonely.


ALONE shares ‘The Twelve Faces of Christmas’

Public urged to remember older people in need at this time of year.

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