March 8, 2016

ALONE welcome report on loneliness and ageing by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland

 ALONE welcome report on loneliness and ageing by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland   Research suggests that approximately 10% of older people are affected by chronic or persistent loneliness Dublin, 8th March 2016 ALONE today welcomes the publication of a report by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland, […]
March 8, 2016

ALONE respond to suggestions that older people give up their large homes to house familes

 ALONE Suggestions in ESRI report would punish older people for lack of government planning ALONE respond to suggestions that older people give up their large homes to house families Dublin, 8th March 2016  ALONE has expressed concern over the Economic and Social Research Institute’s (ESRI) recent report suggesting that older […]
March 3, 2016

ALONE respond to reports that 90% of apartments fail to meet minimum standard

 “It seems our housing standards are currently in a race to the bottom” ALONE respond to reports that in almost 90% of Dublin City Council flat inspections properties failed to meet minimum housing standards    Dublin, 3rd March 2016 ALONE has expressed concern over reports that almost 90% of Dublin […]
February 24, 2016

ALONE expresses disappointment that there was little mention of issues that affect older people in Leaders Debate

ALONE “A Vote For Older People Is A Vote For Your Future” #AGE16  Dublin, 23rd February 2016  ALONE are extremely disappointed that there was little mention in tonight’s Leaders Debate of the 600,000 older people entitled to vote this coming Friday. CEO of ALONE, Sean Moynihan said, “There was no […]
February 18, 2016

ALONE reveal that “poor health” is the primary worry of our ageing demographic #AGE16

ALONE reveal that “poor health” is the primary worry of our ageing demographic #AGE16 Charity urges public to seek commitment from candidates that they will support older people to age at home Dublin, 18th February 2016, ALONE has today released survey results which reveal the real hopes and worries of our […]
February 12, 2016

ALONE launches General Election Manifesto #AGE16

ALONE launches General Election Manifesto #AGE16 Charity urges public to seek commitment from candidates that they will support older people to age at home Dublin, 12th February 2016, ALONE has today launched its General Election Manifesto #AGE16.  We are asking the government to implement plans for our ageing demographic and commit to […]
February 12, 2016

ALONE’s Election Campaign – #AGE16

ALONE are asking the government to implement plans for our ageing demographic and commit to four key aspects that will ensure Ireland’s older population are supported to age at home with dignity
January 28, 2016

ALONE awarded first Quality Standard for Befriending Service in Ireland

ALONE awarded first Quality Standard for Befriending Service in Ireland Befriending service helping older people to remain independent in their own homes Dublin, 28th January 2016 ALONE are delighted to announce that they are the first Irish Befriending organisation to receive the “Quality in Befriending Award”, an internationally recognised standard developed […]
January 21, 2016

ALONE comments on growing Emergency Departments crisis

ALONE comments on Crisis in Emergency Departments ”The provision of quality health care for older people is a right and a necessity” Dublin, 21st January 2016 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking the government to prioritise home care packages and community health care […]
December 22, 2015

ALONE express disappointment in Minister Alan Kelly’s decision to build apartments smaller than the current minimum size

“Our older people don’t want to go back to bedsit living” ALONE express disappoint over Minister Alan Kelly’s decision to allow studio apartments 22nd December 2015, Dublin  ALONE have today expressed disappointment over Minister Alan Kelly’s decision to allow developers to build studio apartments up to 27% smaller than the current […]
December 9, 2015

Jedward to donate Christmas sales of single Leave A Mark to ALONE

ALONE are delighted to announce that pop duo Jedward will be donating all Christmas sales from their single Leave A Mark to assist ALONE’s work with older persons
December 3, 2015

Take an #Elfie4ALONE and make a difference for ALONE this Christmas

Dublin, 3rd December 2015 ALONE has today launched their online Elfie campaign. ALONE has joined up with Dublin’s Q102 radio station to encourage people to share their Elfie on social media and raise money to support older people this Christmas. ALONE are asking you to channel your inner elf by […]
November 25, 2015

Jedward launch ALONE Christmas Campaign “share your presence this Christmas”

ALONE highlight isolation and loneliness this holiday season Dublin, 25th November ALONE have today launched their Christmas campaign highlighting the isolation and loneliness of older people around Christmastime. At the launch of the campaign ALONE, joined by Jedward, called on the public to “share your presence” with anyone who may […]
November 17, 2015

ALONE reach 1000 signatures in ‘homeless in all but name’ Campaign 2015

ALONE ask the government to designate a portion of all social housing units for use by older people 16th November 2015 ALONE have gathered the support of 1,000 people for their ‘homeless in all but name’ campaign, highlighting Ireland’s mounting crisis around housing our older people. ALONE’s Annual Report,  revealed […]
November 12, 2015

ALONE express concern for older people in need following orange weather warning

Dublin, 12th November 2015  ALONE is urging older people to take extra care following an amber weather warning by Met Éireann for parts of the country over the next two days. ‘Storm Abigail’ is expected to bring heavy winds to Ireland, with gusts of up to 120km/h expected in parts […]
November 9, 2015

ALONE express frustration over government decision to push out the deadline for nursing home closures and upgrades until 2021

9th November 2015, Dublin   ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has today expressed frustration over the government’s decision to push out the deadline for nursing homes closures and upgrades to 2021. CEO of ALONE, Sean Moynihan said, “This government has largely ignored the warnings and failed […]
November 4, 2015

ALONE concerned over Bank of Ireland’s announcement to ban withdrawals of under €700

4th November 2015, Dublin   ALONE has today expressed concern over Bank of Ireland’s announcement that they are going to ban withdrawals of under €700 with the aid of tellers. CEO of ALONE, Sean Moynihan said, “If implemented, this measure will seriously impact older people, many of whom rely on tellers […]
October 31, 2015

ALONE calls on the general public to be mindful of older people this Halloween

ALONE calls on the general public to be mindful of older people this Halloween ALONE is asking people to be mindful of vulnerable older people over the Halloween period. For many older people Halloween can be a distressing time with people calling to the door or setting off bangers and […]
October 22, 2015

ALONE launch Christmas Cracker 5km fun run

ALONE launch Christmas Cracker 5km fun run SNAP into action on December 27th 22nd October 2015 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, have today launched their first annual 5km Christmas Cracker run taking place on the 27th December 2015 at 12 noon. The 5km road […]
October 14, 2015

ALONE – BUDGET 2016

Vulnerable older people down €700 per annum since 2009 14th October 2015 ALONE, the charity that provides services for older people in need, have examined the fine print of Budget 2016 and found it lacking in substance for vulnerable older people. Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE has today reviewed Budget 2016’s focus […]