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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 in 2018

Policy Submissions in 2017

Policy Submissions in 2016

Policy Submissions in 2015

Policy Submissions in 2014

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.