Press Releases

November 28, 2014

Five houses + five older people = five homes in time for Christmas

Dublin, 28th November ALONE have announced the purchase of five houses under the CAS scheme which will be refurbished in time to give five older people a home in time for Christmas.
November 27, 2014

No one deserves to be lonely at Christmas

Dublin, 27th November ALONE has launched a Christmas campaign today, highlighting the isolation and loneliness of older people around Christmastime. At the launch of the campaign ALONE called on members of the public to reach out to older members of their community who may be isolated or lonely this holiday season.
November 20, 2014

‘Shaping the Future of Befriending for Older People in Ireland’

ALONE today launched their National Befriending Directory, along with presenting the first draft of their Befriending Services Coordination Guidebook.
October 28, 2014

ALONE “A plan of action is urgently needed to tackle nursing home waiting lists”

Dublin, 28th October ALONE has condemned the fifteen week waiting lists currently facing Fair Deal Scheme applicants.
October 22, 2014

ALONE support HIQA request for increased investigative power into nursing home complaints

Dublin, 22nd October ALONE is coming out in support of HIQA’s request for increased investigative powers into individual nursing home complaints.
October 19, 2014

ALONE launch Key to Dignity Campaign

Dublin, 19th October, ALONE has today launched their Key to Dignity Campaign. As part of a three year plan to help tackle the housing crisis amongst vulnerable older people, ALONE aims to double its housing capacities.
October 16, 2014

UN Day for Eradication of Poverty

Dublin, 16th October Tomorrow, 17th October, is the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  To mark this, ALONE is highlighting the plight of the 20% of Irish older people at risk of poverty or suffering deprivation.
October 12, 2014

Budget 2014 – Not all older people are equal

Dublin, 12th October ALONE is calling on the government to protect the 1 in 5 older people who are at risk of poverty or living in deprivation.
September 15, 2014

ALONE astounded at DCC Head of Housing proposals  

Dublin 15th September    ALONE have expressed their astonishment at the proposal by Dick Brady, assistant chief executive and head of housing at Dublin City Council, that DCC are considering using prefabs as a solution for housing homeless people in our capital city.
August 24, 2014

ALONE “There is no political ambition to tackle the housing crisis”

Governments plan to build 6,000 houses in 2014 is inadequate – 89,000 houses are needed Dublin, 24th August 2014 ALONE has today vocalised concerns around the lack of focus the Government and local councils are showing with regard to tackling the housing crisis.

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