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Age Action calls on the Government to use Budget 2022 to counter the growing inequality experienced by older people

(13 September 2021) Age Action today launched its submission to Government in advance of Budget 2022, alongside the findings of a survey of older people’s views on the budget.

93.7% of respondents to Age Action’s Pre-Budget 2022 survey said that there should be in increase in the State Pension. 53.7% of older persons said they found it difficult to access services or activities that were only available online, and 54.3% had medical appointments for non-COVID issues cancelled or postponed.

STOP67 to continue campaign against rise in pension age following Pensions Commission recommendation

(10 September 2021) 

STOP67 to continue campaign against rise in pension age following Pensions Commission recommendation

The STOP67 coalition has said it will continue to campaign against an increase in the State pension age, notwithstanding any decision by the Pensions Commission to recommend its deferral until 2028.

Proposals to raise the pension age to 68 are futile while most workers face mandatory retirement at 65

(09 September 2021) Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation on ageing and older people, says that the leaked proposal of the Pensions Commission to raise the pension age to 68 by 2039, and 67 by 2031, will not fix Ireland’s ailing retirement system.

Progress? One Year Since Recommendations of the COVID-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel

Key recommendations of the Expert Panel Report on Covid-19 and nursing homes, in relation to staffing, have not yet been fully implemented across all nursing homes. With an increasing concern about the level of COVID-19 positive cases circulating in workplaces and the community we are concerned about the potential impact on the safety and rights of people living in nursing homes.

DEMAND FOR URGENT ACTION ON ‘WORST HOUSING AND HOMELESS CRISIS’ IN HISTORY OF THE STATE

(25 July 2021) The Raise the Roof housing campaign group, which includes Age Action,  has called for urgent Government action to address the deepening housing crisis, which has seen the vast majority of low and average income workers and families ‘priced out’ of the housing market due to the lack of affordable homes to purchase or rent. 

Age Action Calls for Targeted Social Protection Measures to Address Poverty in Older Age

(Wednesday 14 July) As the Pre-Budget Forum is hosted by the Department of Social Protection on Wednesday 14 July,  Age Action is calling for the Government to protect older people from falling into poverty with an increase in the State Pension of €15 per week  and a comprehensive study on the cost of ageing to inform future policy.

Furious not aggrieved: 60-69 year-olds

(Friday 9 July) Age Action has raised the concerns of people aged 60-69 about the vaccination process in place for them with public representatives including the Minister for Health who we have asked to provide clarity on the most efficacious vaccination process for this group and a direct response to concerns about potential discrimination or undermining of equality of outcomes for older people.

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