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Policy Submissions

Age Action is an organisation which promotes advocates for the equality and rights of older people.

As part of our remit, we seek to inform and influence positive change in public policy and dialogue. This includes taking part in a variety of consultation processes.

Listed below are some of our recent submissions to government departments and key stakeholders.

Policy Submissions 2022

Age Action Submission to the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications on the Energy Poverty Action Plan September 2022

Age Action Submission to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment on the development of a white paper on enterprise

Age Action Submission Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage Regarding the Review of the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability July 2022

Recommendations for Ireland's Energy Poverty Strategy 

Age Action Submission to Department of Finance on Irish Retail Banking Review July 2022

Joint Statement on Climate Action July 2022

Remarks to the Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage on Universal Design in new projects and public realm planning.

Remarks to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage on Planning: Provision of housing for older people (including Fair Deal) May 2022

Submission to the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications on the Draft Clean Air Strategy Public Consultation May 2022

Joint submission to the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications on the Draft Clean Air Strategy Public Consultation May 2022

Submission to An Garda Síochanna on Development of Older Persons Strategy April 2022

Submission to Department of Social Protection on Ireland's Contribution to EU Poverty Targets April 2022

Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage March 2022

Presentation to the Joint Oireactas Committee on Health on the issue of Home Supports February 2022

Submission to the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons concerning the right to adequate housing of older persons in Ireland. 

Policy Submissions in 2018

Policy Submissions in 2017

Policy Submissions in 2016

Policy Submissions in 2015

Policy Submissions in 2014

Age Action Ireland to benefit from Gas Networks Ireland Survey

Gas Networks Ireland is raising money for Age Action. If you've recently called their contact centre or had work done by them, you might receive a text from Gas Networks asking for your feedback. For every response received, they'll donate €2 to Age Action. There is no obligation to participate.

How It Works - If you've had contact with Gas Networks Ireland service centre or had work carried out by them, you may receive a message from Marie Lyster, their Customer Experience Manager. This message is an invitation to share your feedback. 

By providing feedback – only if you choose to – you'll be supporting Age Action Ireland. For every piece of feedback received, Gas Networks Ireland will donate €2 to our organisation. This contribution can support our efforts to improve the lives of older people in Ireland.You won't be asked for any bank details or money. Gas Networks Ireland is handling all the donations.

If you would rather not get these texts, just let them know and you won’t be included.  If you are over 65yrs old, you can contact them directly on their Age-Friendly service.  See their contact details here.

For Corporate Clients- Please note that Gas Networks donate €50 for each qualitative interview their commercial customers take part in.

Details on Gas networks customer surveys is available here.

For more information about our work and other ways to get involved with Age Action, please click here.