You are here

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.

Why We Need a Commissioner for Ageing and Older Persons

(15 June 2022)  On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Age Action is reiterating the call for the establishment of a Commissioner for Ageing and Older Persons, with a supporting legal framework, that will ensure that we are all treated with respect and on an equal basis with the rest of the population in older age.

3,871 notifications of abuse for persons aged over 65 was reported in the HSE’s National Safeguarding Report 2021. Immediate family members are identified as the person of concern in reported cases of abuse of people over the age of 65.