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Research Reports

Gender and the State Pension

In 2012, changes introduced to the eligibility criteria for the State Pension (Contributory) made it increasingly difficult to obtain the top weekly payment rate. These changes had a disproportionate impact of women pensioners. Age Action published research on this issue in February 2017 highlighting the impact of these changes.

Older People's Care Preferences

In 2016 we published our research with colleagues in the Irish Association of Social Workers, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice in UCD on older people's preference for care.

Older People's experience of outpatient services in Age Action West

In 2014 members of the Galway Glor group carried out a survey of older people's experience of outpatient services in Age Action West. This report highlights the findings of this research.

Older People’s Understandings of Elder Abuse

In 2011, Age Action was the co-author of a report on older people's understanding of elder abuse. The research conducted as part of this report was carried out by older people themselves who were engaged in this project as peer researchers.

Gender Discrimination and Age

Written in collaboration with Age Action Ageing and Development team, this booklet highlights the issues affecting older women in Ireland and the Global South.

The Impact of Auserity on Older People's Experience of Poverty

To mark the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2014 we published this booklet which highlights the impact that austerity has had on older people's experience of poverty and social exclusion.

Rural Poverty

In collaboration with Age Action's Ageing and Development programme we published this short booklet on the experience of rural poverty and social exclusion in Ireland and developing countries to mark the UN Interational Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2015.

Budget Emergency Measures Protect Older Persons This Winter But €12 Increase in the State Pension is a Cut in Spending Power

(Tuesday 27 September 2022) Age Action welcomes emergency measures in Budget 2023 to help older persons cope with the cost of living this winter. The announced double pension payments and the electricity credits are a welcome recognition by the Government that many older persons are struggling with basic costs like food, energy and running a car in rural Ireland. In addition, lump sum payments for those living alone or in receipt of Fuel Allowance will target those who are most at risk of poverty.