Press Releases

January 24, 2022

ALONE urges everyone to show care and respect older people’s boundaries

The organisation says that we all have a role in supporting and empowering the older people throughout Ireland as we emerge from social restrictions. Dublin, 24th January 2022    As Ireland starts to experience life without lockdown, ALONE is asking everyone to continue to show care while respecting older and medically […]
December 21, 2021

ALONE, Irish Rural Link and Knights of St Columbanus provide over 1,200 Christmas Dinner’s across Ireland

Dublin, 20th December 2021  The Order of the Knights of St Columbanus hosting the 97th Christmas Day Dinner in Dublin, Irish Rural Link (IRL), the national network representing the interest of rural communities and ALONE, the national organisation that supports older people to age at home, have teamed up again […]
December 17, 2021

“Issues and concerns intensified for older people in 2021”

ALONE is supporting thousands of older people across the Country this Christmas Dublin, 16th December 2021   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, reports on an intensification of issues and concerns felt by older people during the calendar year of 2021. Support issues ranged across the […]
December 16, 2021

ALONE supports call for reform of home care

Dublin, 15th December 2021: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, as today supported calls for reform of the home care sector. The organisation made the call in response to HIQA’s research paper on regulation of home care. ALONE has been campaigning for the last number […]
December 16, 2021

81% of Irish consumers believe their older relatives would have a better quality of life if they had improved digital skills

Vodafone Ireland Foundation highlights its Hi Digital online digital skills learning platform ahead of Christmas with help from Late Late Toy Show Favourites Nanny Pat Corcoran and Tom Cullen   A quarter (25%) of those polled rated their older relatives’ digital skills as poor or very poor with 39% saying […]
December 10, 2021

Statement from ALONE in response to the proposed universal, one-off electricity credit of €100 per household

Dublin, 10 December 2021   Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, said “This is a welcome assistance for older people in the wake of increased energy prices throughout 2021. Fuel poverty has detrimental effects on the quality of life for an older person and our older people who are living on the […]
December 10, 2021

McDonnells announce support of ALONE’s Christmas campaign: ‘ALONE at Christmas’

Inspired by ALONE’s Christmas Campaign, McDonnells Curry Sauce is pleased to announce a donation of €10,000 to ALONE to kickstart the 2021 Christmas campaign and partnership. In addition, they are providing McDonnells food hampers to all members of the ALONE housing network to enjoy over the festive period.
December 6, 2021

ALONE encourage older people to take extra care as Met Éireann issues orange weather warning for the Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry and Cork

Dublin, 6th December 2021   ALONE is urging older people to take extra care following the status orange weather warning issued by Met Éireann for Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry and Cork as Storm Barra develops over the Atlantic. In place from 3am on Tuesday morning to 11pm Wednesday night, very strong […]
November 24, 2021

Help us leave no one ALONE at Christmas

Help us leave no one ALONE at Christmas ALONE want your time this Christmas as they support older people across the county 23rd November 2021, Dublin   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has launched their Christmas campaign today, containing a revelation: the secret to combatting […]
November 2, 2021

ALONE remembers lost friends and family

Dublin, 2nd November 2021: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, is to hold a ceremony to remember the lives of people lost during the pandemic. The event will be held in the Unitarian Church in Dublin on today, Tuesday 2nd November, at 4pm. The ceremony […]
November 1, 2021

Celebrate everything #Befriendingls with ALONE

The organisation supports older people to age happily and securely at home Dublin, 31st October 2021  ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home is celebrating everything #BefriendingIs for Befriending Week this November, 1st – 7th 2021. Central to the culture of their organisation, ALONE are working towards achieving an Ireland where older people can age happily and securely at home while being strongly connected to their local communities.
October 12, 2021

‘Budget 2022 missed opportunity to make Ireland a country fairer for old and young alike’, says ALONE

The organisation made the comment in response to Budget 2022 Dublin, 12th October 2021: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today responded to Budget 2022. The organisation says that Budget 2022 highlights Ireland as a country where quality of life in old age is […]
October 8, 2021

‘Pension age increase re-writes the social contract in Ireland’, says ALONE

Dublin 8th October 20221: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people at home, has today said that it rejects the recommendation from the Pensions Commission on increasing the State Pension age. The Commission recommended that the State Pension be increased, on a gradual basis, to 68. The organisation said that […]
October 6, 2021

Call on Government to appoint a champion for National Positive Ageing Strategy

An Alliance of seven major organisations working in the ageing sector has called on Government to appoint a lead person to take charge of implementing the National Positive Ageing Strategy, in its Pre-Budget Submission 2022. Members of The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs (the Alliance) have made two calls on […]
September 29, 2021

VODAFONE IRELAND FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NEW FIVE YEAR DEDICATED DIGITAL SKILLS LEARNING PROGRAMME FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Vodafone announces two new strategic charity partners – ALONE and Active Retirement Ireland. Vodafone invests over €2M in Hi Digital, a nationwide social partnership with ALONE and Active Retirement Ireland, to deliver online and in-person digital skills training for older people. Hi Digital is designed to support over 230,000 older […]
September 26, 2021

15,000 older people supported by ALONE in 2020

ALONE have released their 2020 Annual Report, ‘The Story of Resilience, Dedication and Commitment’ Dublin, 27 September 2021   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, launched its Annual Report, ‘The Story of Resilience, Dedication and Commitment’, demonstrating growth of 174% in the number of older people […]
September 17, 2021

‘In no uncertain terms will a €5 increase in the State Pension be acceptable’

ALONE says Budget 2022 must deliver on commitment made by government at setting the State Pension at 34% of average earnings Dublin, 17th September: ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has today responded to recent publications from the Department of Finance regarding the State Pension […]
September 14, 2021

‘Fuel Allowance accounted for with fees, taxes and increased charges’, says ALONE

The organisation also highlights energy supplier increases of up to nearly €500 this year Dublin, 13th September 2021: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, today called on government to extend the Fuel Allowance season to 32-weeks and increase the payment by €4 per week. The […]
September 10, 2021

ALONE strongly oppose reported pension age increase recommendation from the Commission on Pensions

ALONE is disappointed to learn of the reports that the Commission on Pensions is to recommend gradually increasing the pension age from 2028 to 2031. The organisation states, ‘working into our late 60s and beyond should be an option, not an obligation, particularly for older works engaged in labour-intensive work.’ […]
September 7, 2021

ALONE calls for Budget 2022 to be the budget that finally supports older people now and in the future

Dublin, 7th September 2021: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age safely and securely at home, has today launched its Budget 2022 submission, ‘Future-proofing Ireland for Older People’. The organisation has put forward a number of recommendations across social protection, housing, health and loneliness that aims to support […]

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