While many are tempted to fear, people of faith can use this crisis to pray and strengthen their relationship with God – Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.
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
We have to ensure our older relatives and friends do not become even more isolated in this new information age – Declan Dunne, Respond!
“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.
“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.
“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.”