Retired Workers Committee Pre Budget Submission 2010

Read the submission here which concentrates on 3 key areas of importance to older people: pensions, fuel poverty and rural transport.

Say No To Ageism Week 2010

This year's "Say No to Ageism Week" takes place from May 24th to 30th. It is a time to again consider the effects of ageism in our society and provides an opportunity to remind us of the consequences of ageism in service provision. More info

National Positive Ageing Week

Positive Ageing is the term chosen to encapsulate efforts to make Ireland the best place in which to grow old. It means a society in which people of all ages enjoy the same status and rights. Positive Ageing Week is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made and continue to make to their communities. The central aim of Positive Ageing Week is to dispel the many negative perceptions that surround ageing and to transform attitudes towards ageing and older people. It is organised by Age Action Ireland. The Minister for Older People and Health Promotion, MsAine Brady TD, is developing a new National Positive Ageing Strategy. Read the Congress submission to the strategy.

The Ageing Well Network

The Ageing Well Network brings together leaders from every aspect of the ageing sector, united by the shared goal of making Ireland the best place in the world in which to grow old.

Older and Bolder campaign to place security and fairness at the heart of any reform of the pension system.

Older and Bolder continue with their campaign to place security and fairness at the heart of any reform of the pension system. The alliance made this call at the launch of its an important new report "A Secure Pension System for All?", a collective response from the eight member organisations to the Government's recently published National Pensions Framework". Speaking at the launch, David Begg, General Secretary of Congress, warned that the Government is letting workers 'sleepwalk' into old age poverty by a continued over-reliance on private pension provision.