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Age Action highlights concerns about proposed mental capacity legislation to UN Human Rights Council

Age Action today urged the government to amend the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 in order for it to recognise older people’s rights to liberty and security.  The call comes as Ireland undergoes its fourth examination under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva today.

Age Action records busiest year in its 21 year history as Government austerity measures continue to hurt sickest and poorest of older people – AGM told

Age Action had the busiest year in its 21 year history in 2013, providing direct support for thousands of older people as the Government’s austerity measures continued to hit the sickest and poorest, the charity’s annual meeting was told in Dublin today.