Press Releases

May 30, 2016

Tackling Loneliness Together

ALONE hosts Befriending Network Ireland National Seminar   ALONE hosted the Befriending Network Ireland’s National Seminar on Thursday 26th May, in the Aisling Hotel, Dublin 8. The seminar was attended by Befriending Network Ireland (BNI) members from around the country. The seminar discussed the importance of highlighting loneliness as a […]
May 16, 2016

New Health Minister must plan for Ireland’s ageing demographic

  ALONE comments on reports that thousands of older people were left waiting over 24 hours for treatment in hospital emergency departments Dublin, 16th May 2016 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has expressed concern over the number of older people left waiting over 24 […]
May 6, 2016

ALONE welcome new government’s measures to support older people

ALONE hopeful that new government will implement services and housing options for older people  Dublin, 6th May 2016  ALONE has welcomed new measures aimed at supporting older people that have been detailed in the programme for government. The incoming government has committed to an increase in the State pension and the […]
April 20, 2016

ALONE welcome Dáil Committee on Housing and Homelessness

Dublin, 20th April 2016  ALONE has expressed their hope that the Dáil Committee on Housing and Homelessness, convening for the first time today, will find effective, workable solutions to tackle the housing crisis. Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, commented “Every day in ALONE we work with vulnerable older people who […]
April 14, 2016

ALONE expresses concern over increase in reports of nursing home abuse

Dublin, 14th April 2016 ALONE has expressed disappointment over the increase in reports of abuse in nursing homes. According to HIQA’s Overview Report of Nursing Home Inspections in 2015, released today, there was a 20% increase in reports of abuse in nursing homes in 2015. Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, […]
April 11, 2016

ALONE expresses concern over new reports of abuse in nursing home

Dublin, 11th April 2016 ALONE has expressed concern over new reports of abuse in a nursing home. According to claims in newly released documents, residents in a nursing home suffered physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their carers, were refused showers and left short of food.  Sean Moynihan, […]
March 30, 2016

ALONE “Investing in home care packages is the key to solving the ongoing hospital crisis”

ALONE responds to reports that older people are forced to remain in hospital due to cutbacks to care supports that would allow them to return home.  Dublin, 30th March 2016  ALONE concerned over cutbacks in home care packages, as highlighted in media reports today. ALONE is currently advocating for a […]
March 25, 2016

ALONE asks the public to remember older neighbours who may be lonely this Easter

ALONE is reminding members of the public to check in on their older neighbours over the long bank holiday weekend.  With many local shops, amenities, health and care services for older people closing over the long weekend, many older people will be left without their usual supports and services. Sean […]
March 16, 2016

ALONE call on public to remember older people affected by emigration this St. Patricks Day

This St. Patrick’s Day, ALONE is highlighting one of the lesser known effects of emigration. ALONE report an increase in the number of older people requiring their services as a direct result of their children and grandchildren emigrating. The number of Irish people leaving Ireland remains high, despite improvements in […]
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 […]
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 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 […]

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