Press Releases

August 3, 2022

ALONE welcomes move to benchmark State Pension to the average Industrial wage

ALONE welcomes the news from the Department of Social Protection regarding benchmarking the State pension to the average industrial wage, helping it keep pace with the rising cost of living. ALONE has welcomed news today regarding benchmarking of the State Pension, and has urged Government to implement incremental increases starting […]
July 28, 2022

ALONE joins with Humans of Dublin to celebrate International Day of Friendship 2022

  International Friendship Day, which takes place on 30 July, is an international day of recognition. This year, ALONE has partnered with Humans of Dublin to share the stories of how friendship from thousands of ALONE volunteers has changed the lives of older people in Ireland.   ALONE are also […]
July 22, 2022

ALONE urges Government to implement changes for older people in Budget 2023 or risk them going hungry this winter

The organisation has outlined its key asks in their pre-budget submission to the Department of Social Protection ahead of Budget 2023: Minimum of €20 increase to the State Pension for this year and 2024 Benchmarking of Living Alone Allowance and increase this year by €20 Expansion of the Fuel Allowance […]
July 14, 2022

ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours, friends and relatives as temperatures are set to spike

Dublin, 14th July, ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to be careful and take necessary precautions as temperatures are set to rise this week, following a high temperature advisory notice from Met Eireann, as daytime high temperatures are set to remain […]
July 6, 2022

‘Declining home ownership is a clear and present danger of poverty for people.’

Already, more than 1 in 4 social housing applicants are aged 50+, say ALONE Dublin, 6th July 2022: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today welcomed the ESRI report into the levels of declining home ownership. The report highlights that future cohorts of retirees […]
June 14, 2022

“Increase in elder abuse should result in immediate action”

ALONE calls for introduction of national adult safeguarding legislation on Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022   Dublin, 14th June 2022 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is highlighting the need for the introduction of national adult safeguarding legislation this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which […]
June 12, 2022

Older people in Kerry need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public in Kerry to volunteer their friendship   Dublin, 12 June 2022 ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Kerry. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community […]
May 11, 2022

Older people in Clare need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public in Clare to volunteer their friendship   Dublin, 11 May 2022 ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Clare. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community […]
May 11, 2022

Older people in Limerick need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public in Limerick to volunteer their friendship Dublin, 11 May 2022  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Limerick. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community by […]
May 11, 2022

Older people in Cork need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public in Cork to volunteer their friendship Dublin, 11 May 2022  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Cork. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community by […]
May 11, 2022

Older people in Tipperary need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public in Tipperary to volunteer their friendship   Dublin, 11 May 2022  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Tipperary. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community […]
May 1, 2022

‘Targeted measures needed to support older people,’ says ALONE

The organisation is calling on the government to introduce targeted measures to support low-income households   May 2022: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today called for government to introduce targeted measures in the next cost of living package. The call comes as a […]
April 27, 2022

MULTI-MILLION EURO DIGITAL SKILLS PROGRAMME FOR OLDER PEOPLE LAUNCHES IN-PERSON TRAINING IN 26 COUNTIES

Vodafone Ireland Foundation with partners Active Retirement Ireland & ALONE launch in-person digital skills training classes for over 65s in Gigabit Hubs and *Public Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) across Ireland Recent Vodafone report reveals just over half (53%) of Irish adults are equipped with basic digital skills and over 65s […]
April 8, 2022

Older people in Roscommon need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public to volunteer their friendship Dublin, April 2022  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Roscommon. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community by volunteering to participate […]
April 8, 2022

Older people in Mayo need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public to volunteer their friendship Dublin, April 2022  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Mayo. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community by volunteering to participate […]
April 8, 2022

Older people in Galway need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public to volunteer their friendship Dublin, April 2022  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Galway. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community by volunteering to participate […]
March 31, 2022

ALONE calls for cross-Government intervention to protect older people from the ravages of inflation

Dublin, 30th March:  ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today called again on the government for a pandemic-like response to alleviate the rising cost of living to help those in greatest need. In light of the latest price increases from Electric Ireland the government […]
March 25, 2022

GLENVEAGH STAFF VOLUNTEER AT ALONE HOUSING FACILITY

Friday 25th March, 2022: Glenveagh employees spent the morning in Dublin city centre, volunteering at charity partner, ALONE’s Housing Facility as part of a Maintenance Volunteering Day. 18 Glenveagh staff volunteered on the day, helping with tasks such as painting, gardening, and general maintenance. This charity day was part of […]
March 22, 2022

Older people in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public to volunteer their friendship ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting Telephone Support & Befriending volunteers in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare. The organisation is encouraging more members of the public to get involved in their local […]
March 15, 2022

‘Pandemic-like response needed to address cost of living crisis’, says ALONE

The organisation believes that more targeted measures to support older people are needed Dublin, 14th March 2022: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today called on the government for a pandemic-like response to alleviate the rising cost of living to help those in greatest […]

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