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Age Action and the ICA welcomes Dáil vote on 2012 pensions

Published 19/10/2017

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Age Action and the ICA welcomes today’s decision by the Dáil to call for the changes introduced in 2012 to the State Pension system to be reversed. 

Today’s decision will add to the growing pressure for pension entitlements to be restored to older people denied them by changes designed to save money at the expense of older people. 

These changes have meant at least 37,000 older people, 62 per cent of whom are women, have been forced to live on reduced State Pensions, many experiencing great hardship. 

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Are We Ageist?

(07 December 2022) 

1 in 4 people experience age discrimination according to Age Action’s new poll Are We Ageist?, conducted by IrelandThinks, with people who were unemployed more than twice as likely to experience age discrimination as people with any other work status. ​

“Age Action is working to reframe how we think, feel and act towards older people and ageing in Ireland, so we commissioned a public poll to understand the degree to which we hold ageist opinions in our society. The public poll reveals that most people in Ireland hold some ageist opinion with people aged 18-34 more than two and a half times as likely to agree with three or more ageist opinions” explained Celine Clarke, Head of Advocacy and Public Affairs at Age Action.