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

Published 27/06/2023


(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).

At the meeting in the Imperial Hotel, Age Action Senior Public Affairs and Policy Specialist, Nat O’Connor, said: “It is sometimes said that the rate of the state pension is higher in Ireland than in most other EU countries. However, this is a deceptive claim as there is only one tier of state pension here, providing a basic rate for all, with not everyone getting the full rate.


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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.