Press Releases

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 […]
February 24, 2022

‘Normal rules don’t apply to older people’

ALONE asks the public to respect older people’s boundaries and preferences as further restrictions in Ireland are removed Dublin, 23rd February 2022    ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, is asking members of the public to be respectful of older people’s boundaries and preferences as Ireland […]
February 17, 2022

PRIVACY AND SECURITY IN RELATION TO PERSONAL INFORMATION IS THE BIGGEST CONCERN FOR OLDER PEOPLE WHEN USING TECHNOLOGY

Research from Vodafone Ireland Foundation as part of its Hi Digital programme finds that 74% of those aged between 65 and 75 are most nervous using technology when signing up or paying for services online Research finds that 79% of older people admitted that technology enhanced their ability to stay […]
February 11, 2022

Cost of living relief measures welcomed by ALONE

Dublin, 11th February 2022: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the relief measures announced by the government yesterday. The organisation is particularly pleased with the €9 per week increase of the Fuel Allowance until the end of the season. ALONE had previously called […]
February 8, 2022

ALONE issue open letter calling for action from Ministers on fuel poverty

Dublin, 7th February 2022: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today issued an open letter to the Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys, Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler calling […]
February 3, 2022

‘Working into older age should be a choice, not an obligation’

ALONE welcomes the Committee on Social Protection’s report in response to the report of the Commission on Pensions Dublin, 3rd February 2022: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, as today welcomed the recommendations published by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection in response to […]
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.

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