ALONE – Show An Older Person You Care This Christmas

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking members of the public to reach out to the older members of their community this Christmas and offer support to those who may be lonely or isolated.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE commented, “No one should feel alone at Christmas, however, […]

Irish Ferries Advises Early Booking For Holiday Sailings

 Irish Ferries is reminding passengers intending to travel over the Christmas and New Year holiday period that they should book early in order to secure their preferred sailings.   Pointing to the fact that Christmas is normally the busiest time of year, their head of passenger sales, Dermot Merrigan said: “Many of our customers choose […]

Childline Volunteers Will Answer Over 1,100 Calls On Christmas Day

Last Christmas day, Childline received 1,176 calls from children in distress. Children scared, neglected, sad, or lonely. Christmas day is just another day for so many children all over Ireland, which is why we’re here for children all day, every day. Every year, the incredible Childline volunteers give up their Christmas. They sacrifice their time […]

Share your presence this Christmas – ALONE highlight isolation and loneliness this holiday season

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking everyone to share the Christmas presence byreaching out to older members of their community who may be isolated or lonely this holiday season.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE commented, “We find that calls for support dramatically increase over the winter period […]

Pieta House calls on people to look out for each other after Christmas

Suicide and self-harm charity Pieta House has called on people to be mindful of each other as we make the sometimes difficult transition from Christmas into January and the New Year. This comes as the charity reports a massive increase in calls for its services in January every year.       “Christmas is a […]

Jedward to donate Christmas sales of single Leave A Mark to ALONE

ALONE, the charity that supports older people in need to age at home, are delighted to announce that pop duo Jedward will be donating all Christmas sales from their single Leave A Mark to assist ALONE’s work with older persons. Jedward, ALONE’s Christmas Ambassadors commented, “We really support the important work that ALONE does, so […]

Grow Irish jobs – Agri Aware encourages shoppers to support Irish farmers and food producers this Christmas

Agri Aware, the independent Irish agri-food educational body, is asking consumers to support the Irish agri-food industry, by buying quality and sustainably produced Irish food this Christmas. Launching its ‘Buy Irish’ food campaign, Agri Aware’s Chairman, Richard Moeran, appealed to consumers to fill their shopping baskets with the best of Irish produce this festive season. […]

Jedward launch ALONE Christmas Campaign “share your presence this Christmas”

ALONE, the charity that provides services for older people in need, has today launched their Christmas campaign highlighting the isolation and loneliness of older people around Christmas time. At the launch of the campaign ALONE, joined by Jedward, called on the public to “share your presence” with anyone who may be isolated or lonely this […]

No Happy Christmas for Family Carers

Since the recession began family carers have feared what they would face in the budget. What was austerity for the community at large hit the carers harder. Each year The Carers Association lobbied hard. We presented pre budget submissions and they were well attended by elected members. We talked with them and they seemed to […]

Back to basics with board games this Christmas

A survey has revealed that 67% of people would prefer to buy Irish products when buying gifts this Christmas. The survey, carried out by Waterford-made board game 30 Seconds, also revealed that spending quality time with family and friends is a top priority amongst most.   90% of people want to spend more quality time […]

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