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UN Poverty Day

Age Action produced a publication "Growing Older In Ireland" under the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17th October 2014) Public Awareness Initiative.

The publication was funded by the Department of Social Protection.

This booklet was produced to raise awareness about the lived experience of growing older in Ireland in 2014 and in particular the experience of poverty amongst older people.

In preparing this booklet we spoke to our members in Cork, Dublin and Galway to understand the impact that austerity has had on their lives and on their wellbeing. 

Download a PDF of this report via the link below.

Note: The views expressed in this booklet are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Social Protection.

A Fair Society for All? Listening to the Voices of Older People

Often, inequalities experienced by older people reflect an accumulated disadvantage which can be as a result of factors such as socio-economic status, health, gender, location. How existing inequalities impact on us as we age is something we in Age Action explored through a panel discussion 10 September – A Fair Society For All? Listening to the Voice of Older People – in Croke Park, on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting 2019.

An audience of over 160 people, including members of Age Action and people working in the ageing sector, joined the conversatoin which included a panel disucssion moderated by the CEO Paddy Connolly. The discussion centred on a discussion paper, Equality for All - Older People for Equality, published by Age Action in advance.The  panel set the scene with inputs from Michael Taft, Economist and political economy columnist, Colette Bennett, Policy Analyst Social Justice Ireland, Deirdre Garvey, CEO The Wheel, Ailbhe Smith, Co-Director of Together for Yes.