Press Releases

December 4, 2020

ALONE and Dublin City Council urge communities to reach out to older people this winter

Lord Mayor launches ALONE and Dublin City Council Cold Weather Initiative Dublin, 4 December 2020   Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu, launched Dublin City Council and ALONE’s cold weather campaign outside the Mansion House today. Dublin City Council’s Community Development Section, in association with ALONE, the Gardaí, Dublin Fire Brigade […]
December 4, 2020

ALONE and Dublin City Council urge communities to reach out to older people this winter

Lord Mayor launches ALONE and Dublin City Council Cold Weather Initiative
December 3, 2020

Coca-Cola donates €30,000 to ALONE to help battle loneliness this Christmas

Coca-Cola is donating €30,000 to support ALONE services this Christmas and is asking young people around the country to connect safely with an older person and share a video, image or a story about it on social media using #CokexALONE to inspire others to do the same. 3rd December: Although […]
December 3, 2020

Coca-Cola donates €30,000 to ALONE to help battle loneliness this Christmas

Coca-Cola is donating €30,000 to support ALONE services this Christmas and is asking young people around the country to connect safely with an older person and share a video, image or a story about it on social media using #CokexALONE to inspire others to do the same.
November 30, 2020

Vodafone Ireland Launches the ALONE ‘Gift of Connection’ Appeal

From 1st December to 6th January customers can trade-in old mobile phone devices and allocate a portion of the credit to purchase a new mobile phone for an older person through ALONE.
November 27, 2020

‘Give a Helping Hand’ with ALONE this Christmas

Kathryn Thomas is asking the public to reach out and give a helping hand to older people who may be struggling during the festive season.
November 25, 2020

Christmas FM is back on the airwaves this Saturday meaning it’s officially Christmas!

Christmas FM switches on Christmas in Ireland at midday on Saturday 28th November 2020. Christmas FM wants to “Give the Gift of Home” this year by raising over €200,000 which will go directly to ALONE, a fitting charity partner considering it’s been such a difficult year for our older population
November 18, 2020

The Snug Project

‘The Snug Project’ – charity calendar and limited edition prints pay homage to the Irish pub snug.
November 12, 2020

ALONE encourages older people to stay positive as halfway mark of Level 5 restrictions is reached

The organisation is reminding members of the public to maintain contact with older people in the community
November 4, 2020

ALONE launches Gratitude Campaign thanking older people, staff and supporters

The campaign celebrates the organisation’s work to improve the quality of life for older people across the country
October 21, 2020

ALONE seek to protect the Dignity of older people on Global Dignity Day 2020

The organisation endeavours to empower older people in retaining their dignity as they age. Dublin, 21 October 2020   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people is encouraging members of the public to protect dignity by being mindful of older people in our society on Global Dignity Day, Wednesday 21st October. […]
October 13, 2020

ALONE responds to measures in Budget 2021 for older people

The organisation has highlighted failings for older people in Budget 2021. Dublin, 13th October 2020   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has responded to today’s Budget, by welcoming the increased investment in health care for older people but has additionally highlighted some failings of Budget 2021. Seán Moynihan, CEO […]
October 5, 2020

ALONE call on members of the public celebrate the contribution of older people on National Grandparents Day 2020

The organisation is encouraging members of the public to reach out and celebrate older people in their lives who would enjoy some company. Dublin, 5 October 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is asking members of the public to reach out to any older people in their lives […]
October 1, 2020

Irish Gerontological Society & ALONE Willie Bermingham Lecture to take place virtually on UN International Day for Older Persons

ALONE and The Irish Gerontological Society proudly welcome key speaker Executive Director at the World Health Organisation Health Emergencies Programme, Dr Michael Ryan. Dublin, 1 October 2020:    ALONE and the Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) are delighted to present this year’s IGS ALONE Willie Bermingham Lecture, “Changing Horizons in Gerontology – […]
September 29, 2020

‘Together celebrating and connecting older people in our communities with ALONE’

ALONE announce month-long partnership with Guinness across the airwaves Dublin, 29th September 2020:  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people launched their month-long partnership with Media Central’s network of radio and digital brands this week. The partnership is driven primarily through Today FM’s Fergal D’Arcy show, weekdays from 2 – […]
September 28, 2020

ALONE addresses issues that affect older people in Ireland ahead of Budget 2021

The organisation is calling on Government to support and safeguard older people in the upcoming Budget Dublin, 27 September 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on Government to use  Budget 2021 as an opportunity to start the process  to provide the services , support and structures […]
September 24, 2020

ALONE welcomes publication of HSE Winter Plan 2020/21

The organisation has also welcomed the Home First approach, which will provide extensive home support packages to people with complex needs including older people. Dublin, 24 September 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed publication of the HSE’s Winter Plan for 2020/21. The organisation also supports the […]
September 21, 2020

ALONE thanks volunteers and organisations for their support during COVID-19

The organisation is grateful for the continued support of volunteers, community groups and organisations individuals across the country Dublin, 21 September 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, wish to offer their sincere thanks to all volunteers, donors and partner organisations for their continued support for ALONE’s work with […]
September 16, 2020

ALONE welcomes the intricacies of six-month Resilience Recovery plan

The Government’s medium-term approach to COVID-19 is welcomed by the organisation who continually advocate for long term plans for older people Dublin, 16 September 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed the medium-term approach to COVID-19 as outlined by the Government earlier today. Currently the whole country […]
September 10, 2020

ALONE highlights increased loneliness among older people as COVID-19 pandemic continues

The organisation is concerned with the negative impact of loneliness on older people’s mental health Dublin, 10 September 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on members of the public to reach out to older people in their lives who may be feeling particularly isolated at the […]

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