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Galway Charity Store

Galway Charity Store

Our newest charity store is located in the heart of Galway city at 3 St Francis Street directly across from the Abbey Church.

From the very first day we opened our team has been blown away by the terrific reaction to our latest store with a huge variety of top quality donations coming in every day.

Store manager Bernice is delighted with the response and says that the store is already building up a following of loyal, regular, customers who are looking for the very latest bargains.

All donations are carefully hand selected by our trained staff and volunteers to enhance your own personal style, but also allowing for a change in taste to occur with our many elegant pieces in store.

Customers can find excellent value when browsing through the shop’s wide array of designer and contemporary clothing, hats, bags, shoes and jewellery. You will also find a wide range of collectables, china, glass, ornaments, pictures, mirrors and household furniture.

We’re always looking for more donations to place keep us in mind for you’re the next time you’re clearing out the house!

Contact us

Galway Charity St

Store Manager: Bernice Rafferty

Phone: 091 426959

Email: galwaystoremanager@ageaction.ie

Address: 3 St Francis Street, Galway H91 XF1P

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Tuesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am - 5.30pm

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Did Budget 2020 Take Steps Towards a Fairer Society for an Ageing Population?

 

The Government's Budget 2020 choices did not include measures to address the inequalities faced by older people living in Ireland who are family members and contributors to our communities. Budget 2020 did not offer the majority of older people the support they need to meet the rising cost of living that is anticipated by the impacts of Brexit and it did not offer a concrete plan to support us to age in place.

 

Equality for older people requires the re-distribution of resources; power and influence; status and standing; and respect.  While the Government has increased some secondary benefits with the view to targeting people in the most vulnerable situations, which is a sensible approach, it has to be acknowledged that if people had adequate income to meet the true cost of ageing, they would be able to have choice over how to spend their money to best meet their specific needs.

The net affect of Budget 2020 on the income of older person headed households is;

  • Those under 80 and living with another person are €1.08 better off per week following Budget 2020 and have seen a weekly increase of €11.68 since 2009

 

  • For those under 80 and living alone, they are €6.08 better off per week following Budget 2020, and have seen a weekly increase of €20.48 on 2009 income

 

  • For those over 80 and living with another person, their weekly income has risen by €1.08 in Budget 2020, and €11.68 since 2009

 

  • For those over 80 and living alone, they are better off by €6.08 per week following Budget 2020, and €20.48 since 2009.

 

Some people who are over 80 are people in the most vulnerable situations in our society with no capacity to increase their income while dealing with the increasing cost of ageing. A person over 80, not living alone, received €1.08 per week to cope with Brexit, the carbon tax increase and the rising cost of living in 2020. It is on the backs of these people that our economy has been built: these are the same women and men who lived through the Marriage Bar, shouldered several recessions and are now dealing with the accumulated disadvantages. In working for equality, it is critical that we focus on equality of outcomes not just equality of opportunity.