Press Release Archive

Press Release Archive

You can view or download press releases from  2009 – 2016 from the list below.  For the most recent press releases visit Press Releases.

2016

2016 Jan 21 -ALONE Comments On Crisis In Emergency Departments

2016 Jan 28 -ALONE Awarded Quality Standard For Befriending Service in Ireland

2016 Feb 3 ALONE query Alan Kellys decision to re-announce budget increase to €56 million 

2016 Feb 12 – ALONE Launches General Election Manifesto #AGE16

2016 Feb 18 – ALONE Reveal that Poor Health is the Primary Worry of Our Ageing Demographic

2016 Mar 8 – ALONE Statement Following ESRI Report

2016 Mar 8 – ALONE Welcome Report On Loneliness and Ageing By the Institute of Public Health in Ireland

2015

2015 Jan 7 – ALONE Statement On Acute Hospital Beds Crisis

2015 Jan 13 – ALONE Urge Older People To Take Care In Cold Weather

2015 Feb 8 – ALONE Highlight The Effects Of Loneliness During Friendship Week

2015 Feb 13 – ALONE Voice Demand For National Befriending Network

2015 Feb 13 – ALONE Statement On Fair Deal Scheme Fee Increase

2015 Feb 18 – ALONE Call On Minister Varadkar To Amend Fair Deal Legislation

2015 Feb 24 – ALONE Call On Minister To Empower HIQA  

2015 March 3 – Emigration Leaves Older People ALONE On St. Patrick’s Day

2015 March 3 – ALONE Respond To Residential Landlord Association 

2015 April 2 – ALONE Welcome Government’s Emergency Department Task Force 

2015 April 2 – ALONE Reminds Public To Think Of Elderly People This Easter

2015 April 17 – ALONE Highlight the Homeless Crisis with Older People in 2015

2015 April 21 – ALONE Welcomes New Fianna Fáil Health Policy

2015 May 7 – ALONE Completes Volunteer Training in New Ross 

2015 June 15 – ALONE Launch  New ‘Home First Campaign’

2015 June 5 – ALONE Appeals For Greater Awareness Of Elder Abuse

2015 June 25 – ALONE Welcome Increased Investigative Powers For The Ombudsman 

2015 July 3 – ALONE 2016 Pre- Budget Submission 

2015 July 20 – ALONE Express Disappointment Over Fair Deal Scheme Review 

2015 Aug 4 – ALONE Respond To HIQA Clampdown On Substandard Nursing Homes

2015 Aug 31 –  ALONE Pledges  Support For  Social Justice Ireland’s Call For Budget Reform

2015 Sept 14 – ALONE Responds To Minister Burtons Proposed Increase To Christmas Bonus

2015 Sept 16 – ALONE Welcome Investment To Upgrade Public Nursing Homes

2015 Oct 1 – ALONE Highlight Issue of Loneliness On International Day of Older People

2015 Oct 5 – ALONE Launch Homeless In All But Name Campaign

2015 Oct 13 – ALONE Comment On Budget Prelim Press Release

2015 Nov 4 – ALONE Responds To BOI Announcement

2015 Nov 10 – ALONE Express Frustration At Deadline For Nursing Home Closures and Upgrades Moved To 2021

2015 Nov 11 – ALONE Reach 1000 Signatures In ‘Homeless In All But Name’ Campaign

2015 Nov 12 – ALONE Express Concern For Older People In Need Following Orange Weather Warning

2015 Nov 25 – ALONE Launch ALONE Christmas Campaign With Jedward

2015 Dec 3 – ALONE Ask You To Take An Elfie And Make A Difference This Christmas

2015 Dec 22 – ALONE Express Disappointment Over Minister Alan Kelly’s Decision To Allow Studio Apartments

 

2014

2014 Jan – ALONE Calls On Government To Reverse Housing Grant Cutback

2014 Feb- ALONE Calls On Mini Marathon Participants To Fundraise for ALONE

2014 March – ALONE Highlights Effects Of Emigration On Elderly People This St. Patrick’s Day

2014 March – ALONE Responds To Fair Deal Scheme

2014 April – ALONE Launch New Housing Campaign

2014 April – ALONE Host Afternoon Tea Party

2014 April -ALONE Urge Public Vigilance This Easter Weekend

2014 May – ALONE ‘Home Truths Housing Campaign’ Calls On  Government Response  

2014 May – ALONE Express Shock At HIQA Report Findings

2014 May – ALONE Response To Daft.ie  Housing Report

2014 May – ALONE Thanks Cork Local Election Candidates

2014 May – ALONE Corroborates  ‘tsunami of homelessness’ Remarks By Fr. Peter McVerry

2014 May – ALONE Welcomes  New Housing Plan

2014 May – ALONE Housing Campaign Success

2014 May- ALONE Congratulate Newly Elected Councillors 

2014 June – ALONE  Supports World Elder Abuse Day Conference In UCD

2014 June –  ALONE CEO Attends Dublin Housing Summit

2014 July –  ALONE Announce Pre Budget Submission 2015 

2014 July – ALONE Express Concern Over Ministerial Title Change

2014 July –  ALONE Criticise Fair Deal Scheme Waiting List

2014 July –  ALONE Highlight Dehydration Risk

2014 July – ALONE Condemn Castleknock Eviction

2014 Aug – Charity Single Penned For ALONE ‘The Ballad Of Rosie Hackett

2014 Sept- ALONE Astounded At DCC Prefab Proposals

2014 Sept -ALONE International Day Of Older People

2014 Oct – ALONE ‘Older people are the forgotten homeless

2014 Oct – ALONE Highlight Elderly Inequality For Budget 2015 

2014 Oct – ALONE Campaigns Team Launch ‘ Key to Dignity’ Campaign

2014 Oct – ALONE Support HIQA Request For Increased Power

2014 Oct – ALONE Urge Action Over Lenghty  Fair Deal Scheme Waiting Lists

2014 Nov – ALONE Launch National Befriending Directory 

2014 Nov – ‘No One Deserves To Be Lonely At Christmas’ says ALONE 

2014 Nov – ALONE Purchase Fifth House Under CAS Scheme

2014 Dec- ALONE Cold Weather Warning For Elderly People

2014 Dec- ALONE Give 6 Homeless People Keys To Their New Homes This Christmas 

 

2013

2013 Feb – ALONE Rejects Claims Over Mobility Scheme

2013 Feb – Huge Increase In Demand For ALONE Services

2013 March – ALONE Urges People To Check In With Older Neighbours During Cold Spell

2013 March – ALONE Celebrates International Women’s Day

2013 April – ALONE Announce Habitat for Humanity Ireland Partnership 

2013 May – ALONE Launch ‘ Being’ Photography Exhibition

2013 June – ALONE Calls For Urgent Government Action On How Best To Support Older People In Need

2013 June – ALONE Appeals For Continued Vigilance On Elder Abuse

2013 July – ALONE Make Presentation To Minister For Social Protection For Pre- Budget Proposals

2013 July – ALONE Expresses Concern Over  Fair Deal Scheme Waiting Lists 

2013 Aug – ALONE Highlights Need for Government To Focus On Older People After Pension Cut Rumors

2013 Oct- ALONE Welcomes Launch Of ‘ Best Will In The World Week’ 2013 

2013 Nov- ALONE  Launch Christmas  ‘Compassion Alone Is Not Always Enough’ Campaign

2013 Dec – ALONE Christmas Campaign

2013 Dec – ALONE Responds To Negative Coverage Concerning Some Charities ‘ Not All Charities Are The Same

 

2012

2012 Feb-  Be Vigilant Towards The Elderly During This Cold Snap Says ALONE 

2012 Feb – ALONE Statement On Fuel Poverty

2012 Feb – End To Waste Waivers Criticised By ALONE 

2012 Feb – ALONE Criticises  HSE Long Stay Bed Cuts in Mid Leinster Region

2012 February –  ALONE Bin Charge National Waiver Statement

2012 March – ALONE marks 35 Year Anniversary With ISO Cert

2012 March – Tragic Wexford Death Highlights Importance Of ALONE’s Work 

2012 March – Seanad Committee Recommendations Re Rights Of Older  People Welcomed By ALONE

2012 April – Support ALONE By Participating In Womens Mini Marathon

2012 April –  ALONE Statement On Fair Deal Scheme Review

2012 May – Urgent Need For Home Care Standards Legislation

2012 Aug – ALONE Calls For Immediate Reversal Of HSE Proposed Cuts To Home Help

2012 Aug –  ALONE Statement On Co. Galway Nursing Home Closure 

2012 Aug – Electric Ireland Sponsor Retro Fit Work for ALONE 

2012 Sept – Airtricity Price Rises A Cause For Concern Says ALONE

2012 Sept –  Announcement Of Gas Price Increases Will Affect  Elderly People More Argues ALONE 

2012 Oct – ALONE Statement About Mobility Allowance Scheme

2012 Oct – ALONE Calls For Governement To Protect Elderly in Pre Budget Submission

2012 Nov – ALONE Launch ‘Share The Christmas Spirit Campaign’ 

 

2011

Jan 2011 –  ALONE Witness 50 Percent Increase in Calls for Support During 2010 

Feb 2011 –  ALONE Call For Specific Policies For Older Persons

Feb 2011 -ALONE Criticises Suggested Cuts In Home Help

March 2011 – ALONE Calls For Specific Plan For Elderly Welfare In Government

March 2011 – ALONE Criticises  Removal Of Junior Ministry For Older People

March 2011 – Launch Of ALONE’s  Nationwide Billboard Campaign

May 2011 – ALONE Welcomes Publication Of  TILDA Study 

July 2011 – Atlantic Charity Race For ALONE

July 2011 – New €65m Governement Cuts Hurt Older People

July 2011 – HIQA Closes Another Private Nursing Home

July 2011 –  Risk Of Fuel Poverty For Older People After Government Cuts Says ALONE 

Sept 2011- ALONE Responds To Council Of Europe Report

 Sept 2011 – ALONE CEO Highlights  Outdated CSO Figures

Oct 2011 – ALONE Annual Report 2010

Nov 2011 – Christmas Launch Of ALONE’s ‘Some Of Us Need A Hand’ Campaign

Dec 2011 – ALONE Comment on 2% VAT Increase 

Dec 2011 – Budget Fuel Allowance Cuts

Dec 2011-  ALONE Urges For Elderly Checks During Extreme Cold 

Dec 2011 –  ALONE Recieve Winter Charity Donation  from ESB

 

2010

January 2010 – ALONE  ‘Be Mindful Of Elderly Neighbours During This Cold Snap’ 

January 2010 – Bord Gáis Provide 1 Million Towards Gas Bills For ALONE And SVP

January 2010 –  ALONE Stress The Importance Of Checking Those Who Live Alone During Extreme Weather Conditions

March 2010 – ALONE Mark Willie Bermingham Anniversary

May 2010 – ALONE Announce Speakers For “Forum on Ageing

June 2010 – ALONE Highlight Importance Of Elder Abuse Awareness Day

September 2010 – Significant Increase In Demand For ALONE Services

October 2010 -ALONE Announce Generous Donation From The UPS Foundation

Novemeber 2010 -ALONE Caution Extreme Weather Conditions

Decemeber 2010 – ALONE Statement Regarding RTE Home Care Revelations

 

2009

November 2009 –  ALONE Highlight Need For Community Vigilance During Cold Weather

December 2009 –  ALONE Launch Christmas Campaign