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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

Are We Ageist?

(07 December 2022) 

1 in 4 people experience age discrimination according to Age Action’s new poll Are We Ageist?, conducted by IrelandThinks, with people who were unemployed more than twice as likely to experience age discrimination as people with any other work status. ​

“Age Action is working to reframe how we think, feel and act towards older people and ageing in Ireland, so we commissioned a public poll to understand the degree to which we hold ageist opinions in our society. The public poll reveals that most people in Ireland hold some ageist opinion with people aged 18-34 more than two and a half times as likely to agree with three or more ageist opinions” explained Celine Clarke, Head of Advocacy and Public Affairs at Age Action.