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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.

Age Action Welcomes the launch of the Housing Options for our Ageing Population Policy Statement

Responding to today’s launch of the Housing Options for our Ageing Population Policy Statement, Paddy Connolly, CEO of Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation  said;

“This is a welcome joint initiative by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Department of Health because it begins to address the needs of our ageing population in terms of ageing in place.  The commitment to provide real choice to people through a catalogue of housing with supports is welcome, especially the recognition that an ageing population has diverse needs.”

He continued “Age Action believes that we should have a choice to age in place which means the creation of age friendly environments, including the provision of support services locally, which enable people to remain in their own homes and in communities for longer. The wider support needs of people as we age was to be addressed through the National Positive Ageing Strategy which was published in 2013 and is yet to be implemented.”

You might be due a tax refund

 

 

Revenue wants to make sure that everyone knows about the tax credits, reliefs and exemptions they are entitled to. Revenue wrote to some people recently telling them that they might be entitled to a tax refund going back as far as 2014.
If you think that you might also be due a tax refund for the year 2014, you need to submit a claim to Revenue before midnight on 31 December 2018. If you don’t want to miss out, submit your claim to Revenue before then.