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Policy Submissions

Age Action is an organisation which promotes positive ageing and better policies and services for older people.

As part of our remit, we regularly advocate with and on behalf of older people. 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 in 2018

Policy Submissions in 2017

Policy Submissions in 2016

Policy Submissions in 2015

Policy Submissions in 2014

STOP67 calls for inclusion of advocates for women and older people on Pensions Commission

(13 November) The STOP67 Coalition has expressed its disappointment at the failure of the Government to appoint sufficient members to the Pensions Commission who reflect the interests of those most affected by the proposed pension age increase and, in particular, organisations representing women and older people. The Coalition includes the National Women’s Council (NWC), SIPTU, Age Action and Active Retirement Ireland.

In a letter to An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, the Coalition said it was “shocked and surprised” that the Commission does not include the representatives of so many of those directly affected by the proposed pension age increase. This followed the announcement by the Government of the members of the Commission, which is due to assess whether the pension age should be increased to 67 years and to set out a future plan for the pension system.