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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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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.