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One woman's experience with mandatory retirement in Ireland - and why the law should change

Age Action | Time to abolish mandatory retirement | Pic via lendingmemo/Flickr Creative Commons
Written by: Angela Gallagher
Blogger and Age Action Member

In a blog about mandatory retirement age in Ireland, Age Action member and blogger Angela Gallagher writes about her personal experience of the situation. A version of this article originally appeared on Angela's blog, The Silver Voice.

Meeting the HSE to discuss older people's experiences in the West

Age Action | Galway Glór Group meets HSE
Written by: Anne Donnellan
Age Action Galway Glór Group

Members of the Galway Glór group and Age Action’s policy team met with Ollie Plunkett, the HSE's National Lead for Outpatient Services, recently to discuss ways of improving older people's experiences in Outpatient Departments in the West. Here, Anne Donnellan of the Age Action Galway Glór Group writes about that meeting. 

Human rights and older people - how Ireland is performing

Universal Periodic Review 2016 | Pic via ATDIreland/Twitter
Written by: Naomi Feely
Senior Policy Officer, Age Action

This morning a coalition of 17 NGOs, trade unions and civil society groups, led by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) launched a report on Ireland’s human rights performance ahead of Ireland’s 2nd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) next May. Age Action, as a member of the coalition, welcome the specific inclusion of the rights of older people in the report, writes Naomi Feely.