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Listen: RTE Drivetime report on grandparents as childminders

Published 26/05/2016


Following this week's developments which saw child and family agency Tusla remove a child from the care of its grandparents on account of their age, RTE Drivetime carried a report into the situation.

The child in question was removed from the care of its grandparents and placed with foster carers - despite protestations from the couple, the child’s school and doctors.

Breda Savage, who speaks to RTE's Mary Wilson in the clip below, is an Age Action supporter.

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A Fair Society for All? Listening to the Voices of Older People

Often, inequalities experienced by older people reflect an accumulated disadvantage which can be as a result of factors such as socio-economic status, health, gender, location. How existing inequalities impact on us as we age is something we in Age Action explored through a panel discussion 10 September – A Fair Society For All? Listening to the Voice of Older People – in Croke Park, on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting 2019.

An audience of over 160 people, including members of Age Action and people working in the ageing sector, joined the conversatoin which included a panel disucssion moderated by the CEO Paddy Connolly. The discussion centred on a discussion paper, Equality for All - Older People for Equality, published by Age Action in advance.The  panel set the scene with inputs from Michael Taft, Economist and political economy columnist, Colette Bennett, Policy Analyst Social Justice Ireland, Deirdre Garvey, CEO The Wheel, Ailbhe Smith, Co-Director of Together for Yes.