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Age Action Ireland to benefit from Gas Networks Ireland Survey

Age Action is to benefit from a Gas Networks Ireland initiative. Customers will recieve a txt message from Gas Networks in relation to recent gas meter installations requesting feedback on their experience. Every feedback received will see a €2 donation made to Age Action. There is no obligation to participate.


How It Works

If you've had your gas meter recently replaced by Gas Networks Ireland, you may receive a message from Marie Lyster, their Customer Experience Manager. This message is an invitation to share your feedback, but please remember, your participation is entirely voluntary. Here's what the message will look like:

Message from Gas Networks Ireland:

“You recently had your gas meter replaced by us. Please take a minute to tell us how you got on by clicking on the link below. Your feedback is important to us, helping us to improve our services. There is no obligation to participate, but should you choose to do so, on receipt of your response, we will donate €2 to Age Action Ireland.

Many thanks, Marie Lyster, Customer Experience Manager"


By providing feedback – only if you choose to – you'll be supporting Age Action Ireland. For every piece of feedback received, Gas Networks Ireland will donate €2 to our organisation. This contribution can support our efforts to improve the lives of older people in Ireland.

For more information about our work and other ways to get involved with Age Action, please click here

Age Action New Cork Office Launch

CEO shaking hands with Deputy lord Mayor outside new office building

Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Collette Finn Officially Opens Age Action's New Cork Office

Cork, Ireland, 8th November - Age Action, Ireland's leading advocacy organisation for older people and ageing, is delighted to announce the official opening of its new Cork office at Core House Link Road, Ballincollig, Cork. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Collette Finn on 8th November, ushering in a new era of possibilities for the organisation.


3 in 10 People Aged 66+ Rely on Social Protection for 90% of their Income

(Monday 16 Ocotber 2023) 

The Need for a Cost of Ageing Study Highlighted by Age Action’s Report Spotlight on Income in Older Age  


To mark International Day for Eradication of Poverty, Age Action published Spotlight on Income in Older Age—The State of Ageing in Ireland 2023 which reveals the importance of social protection for us all in older age. 3 in 10 people aged 66+ rely on social protection for over 90% of their income and a further 4 in 10 people aged 66+ rely on it for more than half of their income. As a result, older people highly value the Irish state pension, as well as ‘precious’ supports such as Medical Cards and the Free Travel Pass. 

Age Action Response to Budget 2024

(Tuesday 10 October 2023) Reacting to the Budget 2024 announcements, Age Action’s spokesperson said: 


“Many older persons will be relieved to see that the state pension has gone up more than just a fiver. However, a €12 per week increase does not replace all the lost spending power since 2020. The core rate of the pension would need to be increased by a further €19, on top of the €12, to have the same spending power it had in 2020. 


Age Action Calls on Government to Restore the Lost Spending Power of the State Pension with a €30 Per Week Increase.

(Sunday 8 October 2023) 

Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation for older people, is calling for the government to stop cutting the spending power of the State Pension. Age Action’s analysis that the rate of the State Pension needs to go up €30 per week just to maintain the same spending power that the pension had in 2020.


Age Action Launch Garden Blitz to Revitalise Gardens for Older Residents in Cork

Volunteers and staff from Age Action posing with Garden Blitz Banner

Cork, August 23, 2023 — Age Action, in partnership with volunteers from Gas Networks Ireland, successfully organised a heartwarming "Garden Blitz" event on August 23rd. Bringing together dedicated volunteers to transform the lives of older Age Action clients in the Cork area, this remarkable initiative aimed to create safe and functional outdoor spaces for six deserving people, enhancing their quality of life.

€30 Weekly Increase on the State Pension is Needed to Restore the Lost Spending Power of Older People

(Wednesday 19 July) Age Action is asking Government to raise the full rate of the contributory State Pension by €30 per week to restore its 2020 spending power, as a first step towards benchmarking the rate at 34% of average earnings, which should be achieved by 2026 as a ‘living pension’ alongside the introduction of the new national living wage. 

Pension Promise meeting in Cork hears spending on old age social protection among lowest in EU

(Monday 26 June) Spending on old age social protection is among the lowest in the EU and the Government could well afford to honour a commitment to bring the state pension rate to least 34% of average earnings, a meeting of the Pensions Promise campaign in Cork was told today (Monday, 26th June).

Age Action Staff Attend Áras Garden Party Celebrating Women's Advocacy in Community Groups

Staff members of Age Action in front of a fireplace in the Aras

Date: June 21, 2023

Age Action staff members had the incredible opportunity to attend a prestigious Garden Party hosted by President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. The event was a celebration of the outstanding work done by women's advocacy groups in community settings, and it was an honor for our team to be part of such a significant gathering.

Statement Responding to Reports of the Findings of the National Independent Review Panel (NIRP) into allegations of abuse at a HSE run Nursing Home

(21 June 2023) 

Responding to reports on RTÉ about the findings of the review of the National Independent Review Panel (NIRP) into allegations of abuse at a HSE run Nursing Home Age Action said ‘the reported findings that women who disclosed allegations of abuse and assault were not believed and therefore the appropriate actions were not triggered should be a watershed moment in how older people are treated in our society, particularly in a health care setting.