Articles posted in 'Old people'

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Free travel under review

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told the Dail that an interdepartmental working group was examining the free travel scheme for older people: it was at an advanced stage and she expected a report by the end of the…

Older people’s forums

The Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch was asked by Catherine Murphy (ind, Kildare N) about the progress of older people’s councils, which was a commitment in the programme for government (Dail Eireann, Debates 18th July…

2 News Postive ageing strategy adopted

The Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch informed the Dail that the government had now adopted the new positive ageing strategy (Dail Eireann, Debates, 30th March 2013, 117).  It was proposed that it be published shortly.

Telephone, electric allowance for older people

Dara Calleary (FF, Mayo) denounced, as a ‘sneaky bombshell’ the reduction of 63% in the contribution to the phone allowance for older people (Dail Eireann, Debates, 24th January 2013, 682-4).  This mean a reduction, for example, from €25.78 to €9.50. …

Positive ageing strategy in the new year

Timmy Dooley (FF, Clare) raised the issue of the lack of publication of the positive ageing strategy (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th December 2012, 935-8).  Despite numerous false dawns and promises, it still had not been published.  He asked did the…

Personal assistance services, home helps

Personal assistance services were raised in the course of a topical debate in the Dail  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th September 2012, 146-8).  The Minister for Health, James Reilly, told Brian Stanley (SF, Laois Offaly) that he had instructed the Health…

Senior alert

The Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Phil Hogan, gave statistical details of the progress of the senior alert alarm scheme for older people over 2007-11 to Niall Collins (FF, Limerick) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 13th June 2012, 545-6)….

Seanad debate on older people

Following its public consultation and subsequent report, the Seanad debated the situation of older people in the country (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 13th June 2012, 912-931)(for report, > http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/michelle/FinalReport1.pdf).  The Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, told…

Older people’s councils

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, told Simon Harris (FG, Wicklow) that the establishment of older peoples councils, announced in the Programme for government, were part of the delivery of the Positive ageing strategy and…

National advocacy programme for older people in residential homes

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) that the HSE had established a National Advocacy Programme Alliance to provide independent advocacy services for older people in residential care settings (Dail Eireann, Debates,14th September …

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