Press Releases

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 […]
October 13, 2015

ALONE comments on Budget 2016 announcements

ALONE, the charity that cares for older people in need has released comment on the 2016 Budget announcements, delivered in the Dáil today. Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE said, “ALONE welcome increases to the weekly income of older people which include an increase to the old age pension and the weekly […]
October 5, 2015

ALONE launch ‘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 5th October 2015 ALONE have today launched their ‘homeless in all but name’ campaign, highlighting Ireland’s mounting crisis around housing our older people. ALONE’s Annual Report, released today, reveals that over 50% […]
October 1, 2015

Loneliness is a serious health issue

October 1st: This International Day of Older people on October 1st, ALONE is highlighting the fact that loneliness is a health issue with far-reaching consequences. Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE said, “As an organisation that works with vulnerable older people, we interact first hand with the effects of loneliness every […]
September 16, 2015

ALONE welcome investment to upgrade public nursing homes

16th September 2015, Dublin   ALONE has today welcomed the announcement from Minister Kathleen Lynch that €450 million will be allocated for the refurbishment or replacement of state-owned nursing homes and facilities for people with disabilities. CEO of ALONE, Sean Moynihan said, “ALONE been campaigning about the quality of nursing homes […]
September 14, 2015

ALONE respond to Minister Burton’s proposed increase to Christmas Bonus

14th September 2015, Dublin   ALONE has today responded to Minister Joan Burton’s proposal that the Christmas Bonus will rise to €115 this year.
August 31, 2015

ALONE support Social Justice Ireland’s call on the government to restructure the health budget toward community care

31st August 2015, Dublin  ALONE fully supports Social Justice Ireland’s call on the Government to give far greater priority to community care.
July 29, 2015

ALONE Raises Concern Over Apartment Plans

29th July 2015 At ALONE we are very concerned with Dublin City Council’s proposal to reduce minimum apartment size standards to just 45 square meters. This 20% reduction could have disastrous effects on older people trying to age in the community. http://www.rte.ie/…/717556-proposal-to-relax-minimum-apart…/
July 20, 2015

ALONE express disappointment over Fair Deal Scheme review

20th July 2015, Dublin  ALONE has today expressed disappointment at the scope of the Government’s Fair Deal Scheme review.
July 3, 2015

ALONE pre-budget submission 2016 calls for Restoration of Benefits and Services for Vulnerable Older People

June 15, 2015

ALONE appeals for greater awareness around elder abuse World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th

5th June 2015 ALONE is highlighting the need for greater awareness around elder abuse this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th.
June 15, 2015

ALONE launch Home First Campaign 2015 “Why are we forcing older people out of their homes?”

15th June 2015 ALONE have today launched their Home First Campaign 2015 raising the question, “Why are we forcing older people out of their homes?”
May 9, 2015

Older persons charity, ALONE, completes Volunteer Training in New Ross

7th May 2015 ALONE have just completed Volunteer Training in New Ross for those involved in setting up a new Befriending Service for older people. The training is part of a larger nationwide plan to build a national network of befriending services for older people. The first training was completed […]
May 3, 2015

ALONE respond to Residential Landlord Association’s call for removal of ban on bedsits  

Dublin, 3rd March 2015  ALONE have responded to Fintan McNamara of the Residential Landlord Assocation’s comments that the Government should “remove the draconian blanket ban on bedsits”.

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