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Oct 21, 2014Portlaoise ARA Member wins Silver Surfer Award
Trudy Nealon (70) from Laois has been named as the overall winner of 2014 Google Silver Surfer Awards with Age Action. Trudy uses technology on a daily basis for everything, as treasurer of the Portlaoise Active Retirement Association, she is also responsible for the administration of the club, managing its finances and membership database.
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Oct 17, 2014Perpetual tribute to Anna Manahan unveiled at Waterford Treasures
Actress was ARI's first patron.
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Oct 17, 2014Budget 2015- Active Retirement Ireland: “Ireland remains very far removed from being the best small country in which to grow old”
ARI criticise government measures as "too little, too late".
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Oct 3, 2014National Raffle 2014 Launched
Over €5,000 cash to be won in our exciting national raffle plus €500 for one lucky seller!
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Sep 25, 2014'Bowled' over by the best!
Another successful year for the Active Retirement Ireland National Bowls Competition
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Sep 8, 2014Cookbook Launched to Support Active Retirement Ireland
Donations will be made from the sale of every copy of "Food for the Soul" by Gary O'Hanlon.
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Sep 8, 2014Rural Older People "Happiest" in Ireland
Study finds that older people in rural areas with regular social contact are happier than other demographic groups.
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Sep 2, 2014National Bowls Competition Draw
The draw for the 2014 National Bowls Competition was made in Dublin this week. The tournament takes place in Killarney from 15-18 September.
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Jun 25, 2014National Bowls Competition 2014
The National Bowls Competition, sponsored by Bluebird Care, returns to Killarney from 15th - 19th September
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Jun 19, 2014Active Retirement Ireland Launches Healthy Eating Campaign
The national organisation is looking to encourage older people to watch their diets through a series of events and competitions.
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Jun 19, 2014Active Retirement CEO appointed to Healthy Ireland Council
The volunteer body will aim to support the implementation of Healthy Ireland, Ireland’s framework for improving the health and wellbeing of our people.
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May 19, 2014Search is on for the 2014 Silver Surfer
Minister Pat Rabbitte Launches the Google Silver Surfer Awards with Age Action
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May 1, 2014Bealtaine Festival Gets Underway Today
The Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s nationwide celebration of creativity as we age, starts 1st May, with the first of thousands of events involving older people.
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Apr 28, 2014Active Retirement Ireland’s 28th AGM, the Galway Bay Hotel April 9th 2014
Over 450 members of Active Retirement Associations attended Active Retirement Ireland’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Galway on the 09.04.14 where they discussed issues and motions relating to the organisation.
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Apr 16, 2014National Art, Prose & Poetry Competition Winners 2014
The winners of the National Art, Prose and Poetry Competitions for 2014, including the new Gradam De Prionnbhiol award for Irish-language prose and poetry.
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Apr 9, 2014Active Retirement Ireland slams Government over “death” of rural communities.
Active Retirement Ireland (ARI), the country’s largest community-based older people’s organisation, today (Wednesday 9th April) strongly criticised the Government for contributing to the decline of rural communities.
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Feb 25, 2014Trade & Tourism Show 2014 Set For Galway On 8 April 2014
Active Retirement Ireland’s hugely popular annual Trade & Tourism Show 2014 is coming to Galway on 8 April 2014, with over 2,000 people expected to attend during the day.
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Feb 24, 2014Muiris Prenderville, Founder Member of Active Retirement Ireland, Dies Aged 96
Founder member of Blanchardstown Active Retirement and the then-Federation of Active Retirement Associations passes away after an illness.
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Feb 7, 2014Opportunity for Members of Active Retirement Ireland to Travel and Explore New Cultures
EIL Travel Awards offer scholarships to explore cultures around the world
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Feb 7, 2014Active Retirement Ireland European Election 2014 Campaign of Action
Do you see the value of having MEPs? Do you even know who they are? What do you think they can do for you? Will you vote in the European Parliament elections in 22-25 May 2014?
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Jan 22, 20142014 Billy Pope Cup Bowls Competition Launched in Galway
Competition expanded from 32 teams to an open format.
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Jan 21, 2014Active Retirement Ireland National Concert Announced for May 19th
"Friends in Low Places" to thrill Garth Brooks fans in Killarney ahead of superstar's summer concerts.
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Jan 21, 201427th September 2014 - Exclusive Lake Garda Guided Holiday
Active Retirement Ireland and Topflight present an exclusive guided holiday to beautiful Lake Garda in Italy.
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Jan 9, 2014Active Retirement Ireland Slams “Underhanded” Move to Cut Housing Grants
Active Retirement Ireland has today (9/1/2014) criticised the Government for cuts to housing adaptation grants which were introduced this year without any announcement.
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Dec 17, 2013Prose and Poetry Competition 2014 Announced
The theme for the ARI Annual Prose and Poetry Competition 2014 has been announced.
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Dec 16, 2013National Raffle 2013 Winners
The Winners of the ARI National Raffle 2013
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Dec 10, 2013Policy Paper on Human Rights and Older People Launched
ARI and other NGOs have launched a policy paper on human rights and older people in Ireland
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Nov 14, 2013Age & Opportunity Announce Bursaries
To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, Age & Opportunity will be giving out bursaries to help older people live their dreams.
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Oct 31, 2013Active Retirement Groups to March in Cork
Local groups from all over the South with come together in Cork City on November 5th at 12.30pm
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Oct 24, 2013Joint Statement on Budget 2014
Active Retirement Ireland and other NGOs representing Ireland's older and younger populations, as well as those with disabilities, have slammed Budget 2014
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Oct 21, 2013Irish Senior Citizens Parliament Protest Rally
ISCP calls on all sections of society to support their protest rally tomorrow (22/10/2013).
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Oct 17, 2013Active Retirement Ireland Statement On Budget 2014
ARI lays out the next steps after Budget 2014
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Oct 15, 2013Active Retirement Ireland Slams Budget as “Shameful and Unjust”
The country’s largest community-based older people’s group, Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) has today (15/10/2013) criticised the Government’s Budget announcement as unfair and said that it would lead to untold hardship among older people.
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Oct 11, 2013Travel Show and Over 50's Show set for Ballsbridge
The Senior Times Over 50's Show and the Travel Department Holiday Show are to be held minutes apart over a weekend of entertainment and excitement.
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Oct 7, 2013October 19th - Dublin County Choir Concert
Tickets just €12 (usually €15) for over 65s
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Oct 3, 2013October 29th - South East Region Quiz
The South East Region will hold the heats of their Regional Quiz on October the 29th in 5 locations simultaneously.
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Sep 25, 2013November 13th - Bray ARA Book Launch
The Creative Writing Group of Bray Active Retirement will launch their book this November.
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Sep 24, 2013€1Million Boost for Ageing Research
The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland has launched a programme to promote ageing research over the next three years.
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Aug 28, 2013Go For Life Grant Scheme Opens
The annual Go For Life Grant Scheme will be open until 27th September.
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Aug 11, 2013Active Retirement Ireland Slams Government "Scare Tactics"
Active Retirement Ireland (ARI), the country’s largest community-based older people’s organisation has today (12/08/13) criticised the Government for their “scare tactics” after cabinet sources were quoted as considering a €10 per week cut in state pension levels.
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Aug 2, 2013Active Retirement Ireland criticises “aggressive” paperless billing campaigns
Active Retirement Ireland (ARI), the country’s largest community-based older people’s organisation has called on ComReg to act in consumer’s interests and to direct Irish telecommunications companies to inform subscribers of their rights to paper billing.
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Jul 8, 201330th September-4th October - National Active Retirement Tenpin Bowling Week
Free tenpin bowling for Active Retirement Associations nationwide.
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Jul 5, 2013Cuts to State Supports Would “Undermine Strategy” – Active Retirement Ireland
The country’s largest community-based older people’s organisation, Active Retirement Ireland, today called on Minister Joan Burton to honour the Government’s commitments in the National Positive Ageing Strategy
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Jun 18, 2013Westmeath Volunteer and Active Retirement member wins trip of a lifetime to do voluntary work in Mexico
Mary Daly from Multyfarnham Co. Westmeath has won a prestigious 8 week travel award to Mexico. The fully funded award was given by Cork-based EIL Intercultural Learning, which organises cultural and educational travel programmes worldwide.
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May 31, 20138th June - Go for Life Games
The Go for Life Games is a celebration of physical activity and will take place at DCU Sports Centre from 10.00 a.m. – 4.30p.m., 8 June 2013
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May 27, 2013Kilcurry and Tullow win big at Specsavers National Bowls Competition
The 4th annual Specsavers National Bowls Competition took place in Killarney last week.
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May 8, 201330th May-3rd June - Active Retirement Ireland to Attend Bloom Festival
Active Retirement Ireland will have a marquee packed with fun activities at the festival!
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May 7, 2013The Carbon tax will have a serious financial and social impact on some of Ireland’s most vulnerable citizens – Active Retirement Ireland
The introduction of the carbon tax on solid fuel will have a serious financial and social impact on some of Ireland’s most vulnerable citizens according to Active Retirement Ireland.
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Apr 24, 2013Statement by Active Retirement Ireland on the National Positive Ageing Strategy
The Strategy was launched today (24/04/2013) by Minister Kathleen Lynch
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Apr 16, 2013Report: Active Retirement Ireland’s 27th AGM and 3rd Trade and Tourism Show, Whites of Wexford, April 9th & 10th, 2013
The proceedings of the ARI Trade and Tourism Show and AGM 2013
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Apr 16, 201320th-24th May - ARI Specsavers National Bowls Competition
64 Teams will face off in Kerry for the Active Retirement Ireland Cup
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Apr 16, 2013Active Retirement Ireland National Executive Elections 2013
The results of the elections at Active Retirement Ireland's 27th AGM in Wexford.
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Apr 11, 2013Prose, Poetry and Art Competition Winners
The winners of the 2013 Prose & Poetry and Art Competitions
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Mar 19, 2013Older People Urged to Claim UK Fuel Grant
Older people who have worked in the United Kingdom are being urged to see if they are eligible for that country's Winter Fuel Allowance, writes Kelly Dundavan of the South East Region
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Feb 7, 2013Community Foundation for Ireland Makes Changes to Grant Scheme
The Community Foundation for Ireland has made changes to its grant scheme for older people.
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Jan 15, 2013Older People “Living in Fear” due to Garda Cuts – Active Retirement Ireland
Older people are living in fear of being attacked in their own homes due to reduced policing presence in their communities, that’s according to Active Retirement Ireland (ARI), the representative organisation for over 550 local Active Retirement Associations nationwide.
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Jan 10, 2013Active Retirement Ireland Slams Cuts to Seniors Alert Scheme as “Counter-Intuitive”
Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) today slammed the decision by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to cut the funding to the Seniors Alert Scheme by 50%.
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Jan 9, 2013Social Engagement "Key" to Older People's Wellbeing - ARI
Active Retirement Ireland has published research by the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology showing the importance of social engagement in older people's lives.
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Jan 8, 2013Active Virginians to Feature on RTÉ Winning Streak
The Active Virginians ARA in Cavan will be on Winning Streak on Saturday 19th January.
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Dec 14, 2012Raffle Winners 2012
The Winners of the Active Retirement Ireland National Raffle 2012
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Dec 10, 2012EIL & Active Retirement Ireland announce Travel Award for ARI Volunteers
Active Retirement Ireland are delighted to announce the EIL Active Retirement Volunteer Abroad Award 2013.
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Dec 5, 2012Active Retirement Ireland Reaction to Budget 2013
ARI Criticises 200 per cent Increase in Prescription Charge
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Nov 26, 2012Free Travel Scheme Essential for Health and Wellbeing of Older People – Active Retirement Ireland
The Government must commit to protecting the free travel scheme in the forthcoming budget. That’s according to Active Retirement Ireland (ARI), which held an event in Dublin today (26.11.12) to launch new research into the health benefits of staying socially connected in older age.
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Nov 19, 2012Prose and Poetry Competition 2013
ARI's most popular competition makes a return.
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Nov 14, 2012Free Concerts by Merchant's Quay Ireland
Two free events, open to all on Merchant's Quay, Dublin
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Sep 11, 2012Older People Must Receive Fair Treatment in Introduction of Property Tax – Active Retirement Ireland
The new property tax must take into account the ability of pensioners to pay and the fact that, for many older people, the capital value of their homes does not relate to their current income, according to Active Retirement Ireland
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Jul 23, 2012Over 50's Day at Dublin Zoo
A free day at the Zoo for anyone Over 50 on September 12th
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Jul 19, 2012Active Retirement Ireland Calls on TDs to Safeguard Living Standards for Older People
Future budgetary measures must not impact negatively on older people’s quality of life or prevent them from living at home and ageing healthily within their own communities.
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Jul 18, 2012High Tea Hop in Temple Bar
The High Tea Hop Friday August 10th 2012 A day of cultural events to get you thinking and keep you moving.
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Jun 22, 2012Pre-retirement information
Changes to personal rates for people who become entitled to a pension on or after 1st September 2012
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Jun 20, 2012National Cruise 2013 Announced
ARI's celebrated National Cruise will return in 2013, with thanks to JMG Travel.
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Jun 20, 2012Older Voices Call on Government To "Make Home Work" As Minister Commits To Strategy
Ninety Year Old Mabel takes her message to the streets to Make Home Work, while Minister Kathleen Lynch has given the National Positive Ageing Strategy an October deadline.
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Jun 13, 2012Video competition to celebrate European Year of Active Ageing
The Office for Older People, Department of Health, in partnership with CARDI and Age & Opportunity has launched a video competition. It is being held to celebrate 2012 The European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.
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Jun 11, 2012Older People ‘Should Not Hesitate in Reporting Suspicious Activity to Gardaí’ – Active Retirement Ireland
Older people should not hesitate to contact An Garda Síochána to report any suspicious activity in the vicinity of their homes.
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May 10, 2012Europe Day Celebrates Ageing in Ireland
As part of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations 2012, the EU Commission's Representation in Ireland and Age & Opportunity celebrated active ageing in Dublin on May 9th
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Apr 23, 2012ARI Election Results
The results of the elections at the ARI AGM 2012
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Apr 18, 2012Remarks by President Higgins at ARI Annual General Meeting
Remarks by President Michael D. Higgins At the Active Retirement Network Ireland AGM Citywest Hotel, Co. Dublin Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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Apr 4, 2012Active Retirement Ireland Trade & Tourism Show 2012 - 17th April
Are you over 55? Interested in fashion, cookery, music, art, healthly living? Then come along to the Active Retirement Ireland Trade & Tourism Show, sponsored by Specsavers. Citywest Hotel, Tuesday April 17th, from 12 noon to 6pm. Cookery demonstrations with celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, free health checks, Art & crafts and fashion show Entry is free & all are welcome
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Mar 30, 2012Active Retirement Ireland Concerned over Misinformation on Household Charge
Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) has called on the Government to provide clear and concise information to older people as the deadline for payment of the household charge looms.
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Mar 12, 2012Active Retirement Ireland Calls for Reassurances on Benefits for Older People
Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) has called on the Government to offer some reassurances to older people that their benefits will not be reduced or withdrawn as part of continued cuts in Government spending.
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Mar 5, 2012Older & Bolder Responds to IMF 'Chopping Block' Reports
Minister Lynch must reassure older people living under threat of more cut-backs
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Feb 20, 2012Bealtaine Festival invites you to get involved in a new project
Would you like to get involved in a paper craft project, inspired by one of Dublin’s most beautiful historic buildings? No previous craft experience necessary!
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Feb 10, 2012President Higgins Calls on Older People to Realise Their Potential
“There is something extraordinarily natural, imaginatively and ethically superior when you have solidarity between generations” - President Michael D Higgins
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Jan 13, 2012Older & Bolder warns of serious consequences for older people if community services suffer further cuts
The alliance of Older People's organisations warns against rash cuts to services.
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Jan 11, 2012Active Retirement Ireland announce Trade & Tourism Show 2012
Active Retirement Ireland Trade and Tourism Show 2012 12noon – 6pm 17th April Citywest Hotel, Dublin
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Jan 10, 2012Talk on Osteoporosis & Knee Arthritis
Osteoporosis and Arthritis of the knee: A free evening of expert talks at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry on Jan 24th.
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Jan 9, 2012The Key Questions on Retiree Tax Demands
The taxman has said that he will be targeting pensioners on higher incomes after revealing 115,000 retired people are facing tax demands this year. But it has left thousands of pensioners facing uncertainty. The Irish Independent's Charlie Weston answers some of the most pressing questions
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Dec 15, 2011ARI National Raffle Winners
The Winners of the 2nd Annual Active Retirement Ireland National Raffle.
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Dec 7, 2011Active Retirement Ireland Respond to Budget 2012
Older People's group criticises cuts.
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Nov 30, 2011ARI’s Financial Future Decided
On the 30th of November 2011, over 300 delegates representing Active Retirement Associations the length and breadth of the country decided the financial future of the national organisation in the D4 Berkeley Hotel in Dublin.
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Nov 4, 2011National Association Of Widows in Ireland to Protest Cuts
The NAWI will march against cuts affecting Irish citizens.
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Oct 12, 2011Cooley, Gorey Win Big At National Bowls Competition
Cooley ARA and Gorey Tigers took home the Breaffy Perpetual Cups at the National Bowls Competition
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Oct 3, 2011Southern Region Annual Holiday Break
The Southern Region's Annual Holiday Break, run in conjunction with JMG Travel, will take place in Dublin from November 15-17.
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Sep 19, 2011Active Retirement Ireland Criticises Plans to Close Garda Stations
ARI today (19/09/2010) criticised proposed moves to close up to 200 Garda Stations in rural and isolated areas.
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Sep 19, 2011Older People's Flamenco Workshop for Culture night
Culture Night takes place Friday 23 September and Dublin will be full of entertaining events, so why not try Flamenco?
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Sep 16, 2011Active Retirement Ireland Make Pre-Budget Submission
ARI today (16/09/11) appealed to Minister For Social Protection Joan Burton not to cut Social Welfare Payments any further.
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Sep 14, 2011Dublin Contemporary 2011
A host of special tours and talks for older people as part of Dublin's Contemporary Art Festival
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Sep 12, 2011NUIM Short Leisure Courses
The Department of Adult and Community Education, NUI Maynooth are launching a new initiative of short leisure courses. These will provide a learning experience with a difference; no assignments and no exams, just a great opportunity to pursue interesting topics in dialogue with university academic staff and a group of like-minded people. There are no entry requirements.
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Aug 29, 2011Positive Ageing Week 2011
ESB and Age Action encourage everyone to celebrate older people's contributions to society
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Aug 25, 2011Go For Life Grant Scheme 2011 Launched
The application form for this year's Go For Life Grant Scheme has been released by Age & Opportunity
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Aug 25, 2011"Who Knows Ireland Best?" Quiz seeks Audiences
Would you like to be in the audience for RTÉ's newest quiz show?
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Aug 25, 2011Death of Former ARI President O'Neill
The death has occurred of former ARI National President Eddie O'Neill
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Jul 18, 2011Active Retirement Ireland respond to Government Cuts
An Open Letter to Minister Joan Burton.
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Jul 18, 2011Irish Heart Month September 2011
This September the Irish Heart Foundation’s Heart Month Campaign will focus on men.
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Jul 11, 2011ARI National Raffle 2011
Win €3,000 Cash, a week-long holiday in Madeira and much more in ARI's National Raffle 2011!
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Jul 6, 2011Temple Bar Evening Dance Social
Get Active Over 55's Club present an evening of song and dance from the showband era.
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Jun 24, 2011Patrick Kavanagh Day
ARAs in Galway invited to attend Patrick Kavanagh Day in the Claddagh, Galway City.
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Jun 22, 2011Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity
Sponsor sought for the Active Retirement Ireland National Bowls Competition.
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Jun 8, 2011Summer Afternoon Tea Dances at Cork Midsummer Festival
Enjoy lunchtime tea dances in the beautiful mirrored Spiegeltent! Tickets Only €5.
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May 31, 2011Yeats Celebration at the National Library
Booker Prize judge and Poet Laureate bookend the 2011 Yeats Celebration
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May 30, 2011World Elder Abuse Day Coffee Mornings
Would your group like to hold a coffee morning to raise awareness around World Elder Abuse Day on June 15th?
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May 30, 2011Say No To Ageism Week 2011
Say No To Ageism Week 2011 takes place from May 30th to June 3rd.
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May 5, 2011Advocates Wanted for National Advocacy Programme
Advocates for Older People in Residential Care Wanted.
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Apr 21, 2011Winners of National Competitions Announced
The Winners of the ARI National Art, Essay & Poetry Competitions
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Apr 18, 2011Enjoy "A Taste Of Dublin"
The "Taste of Dublin" Festival returns with a special offer for Active Retirement Members
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Apr 18, 2011Active Retirement Ireland’s 25th AGM and 1st Trade and Tourism Show, The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney April 12th and 13
Active Retirement Ireland’s 25th AGM and 1st Trade and Tourism Show. Over 400 members of Active Retirement Associations attended Active Retirement Ireland’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Killarney, Co. Kerry on the 13.04.11 where they met Dr. Martin McAleese, who delivered the keynote address at the event.
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Apr 18, 2011Dr. Martin McAleese's Address to Active Retirement Ireland Members
Dr. Martin McAleese's Address to Active Retirement Ireland's AGM in Killarney, April 2011, in which he highlights the isolation faced by older men.
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Apr 10, 2011Active Retirement Ireland Criticises Reintroduction of Passport Fees for Over-65s
Active Retirement Ireland has criticised the reintroduction of full passport fees for over-65s. According to the organisation, the Government must now consider ways of ensuring the renewal of passports does not become overly costly for older people.
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Mar 28, 2011This May 7th…Walk to Control and Cure Arthritis
The 3rd Annual Arthritis Ireland Get your Joints in Motion Sponsored Walking Challenge will take place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 7th of May 2011 at 11:00am.
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Mar 25, 2011RTÉ Documentary on Grandmothers
An appeal for Grandmothers to appear on an RTÉ documentary.
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Mar 14, 2011Bealtaine Dawn Chorus Returns
The Bealtaine Festival will include the much loved Dawn Chorus once again this year.
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Mar 11, 2011OLDER & BOLDER EXPRESSES DEEP CONCERN THAT NO MINISTER HAS BEEN ASSIGNED RESPONSIBILITY FOR OLDER PEOPLE
Alliance urges Government to rectify matter in coming days
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Mar 8, 2011Listowel ARA to Take Part in Historic St. Patrick's Day Parade
Listowel ARA will take part in Listowel's St. Patrick's Day Parade this year, which includes delegations from Listowel's twinned towns.
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Feb 10, 2011Older & Bolder highlight 5 election priorities for older people and for Ireland
The Older & Bolder alliance yesterday (Wednesday, 9 February) set out five priorities which parties and candidates must address if they are to win older people’s votes.
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Feb 7, 2011Health of The Nation Calls For Limerick Groups
The RTÉ Show Health of the Nation is looking for Limerick ARA Members to avail of free doctors' appointments.
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Feb 4, 2011Walking Leaders sought for Arthritis Ireland Walking Groups
Do you love being outdoors in the fresh air? Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity with a difference? Why not train to become a Leader on the Arthritis Ireland Get your Joints in Motion Walking Programme?
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Jan 14, 2011National Essay And Poetry Competition
After last year's successful Essay Competition, ARI will hold a national competition in both verse and prose this year.
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Jan 12, 2011ARI Announce Trade and Tourism Show
Active Retirement Ireland will be holding a Trade & Tourism Show at their AGM in Kerry in April.
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Jan 10, 2011Top Tips to Beat the VHI Price Increases
Jeremy Tucker of Tailored Finance Ltd. provides some impartial advice on avoiding the VHI price hike.
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Jan 7, 2011Older People Must Not Be Portrayed as a Drain on our Health Service – ARI
More must be done to ensure people can lead healthy, independent lives well into their old age, according to Active Retirement Ireland
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Dec 16, 2010National Raffle Winners Announced
The Winners of the ARI National Raffle 2010
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Dec 15, 2010Calendar of Events
A Summary of Events for 2011
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Dec 10, 2010Becoming Visible Conference
Older People as Active Participants in the Community and in Long-term Care Settings
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Dec 7, 2010Active Retirement Ireland Gives ‘Cautious Welcome’ to Budget 2011
Active Retirement Ireland has welcomed the fact there will be no reduction in the State Pension over the coming 12 months but has cautioned over future costs to members.
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Dec 1, 2010Golden Years - "Simply Brilliant"
The Annual Golden Years Festival in Waterford City was, once again, an exceptional event.
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Dec 1, 2010Anna Manahan Remembered
A Special on Active Retirement Ireland's late patron Anna Manahan will be broadcast on RTÉ One on Monday December 13 at 7.30pm.
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Dec 1, 2010Golden Ireland Christmas Competiton
Our friends at goldenireland.ie have launched a competition to find the best shared memories of Christmas past.
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Dec 1, 2010Community Foundation Grant Scheme Launched
The Community Foundation for Ireland's Grant Scheme will be open until 30th December 2010
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Nov 12, 2010Monday 29th November is Dublin City Senior Citizens Day
Monday 29th November is Dublin City Senior Citizens Day with a host of offers for older people.
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Nov 12, 2010Reminder to Secretaries
Reminder to Secretaries currently engaged in AP evaluation survey.
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Nov 2, 2010MyLocalNews.ie Announce Community Group Support Scheme
Ireland's premier local news website has launched a financial support scheme for local community groups.
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Nov 2, 2010Ann Bourke and Charlestown Among Mayo's Finest
Ann Bourke of Ballyheane "55" Club and all the members of Charlestown ARA were among the recipients of Mayo's Golden Years Awards.
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Nov 1, 2010CARDI, Irish Rural Link & Rural Community Network NI To Host Seminar on Rural Services
CARDI in conjunction with Irish Rural Link and Rural Community Network NI will host a seminar on An age old problem – where now for rural services? On 9-10 December in NUI Galway.
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Oct 11, 2010Silver Surfer Awards
Age Action and 3 Mobile announce the 2010 Silver Surfer Awards for the most dedicated older people on the web.
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Sep 30, 2010The Case for Abolishing the "Single Supplement"
Active Retirement Ireland begin their campaign against hotels' "single supplement" charges.
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Sep 29, 2010Raffle Deadline - Nov. 26
The deadline for returning SOLD raffle ticket stubs is Friday 26th November 2009
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Sep 27, 2010Older And Bolder Casting Call
Older and Bolder are looking for volunteers to help their "Protect the State Pension" Campaign
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Sep 23, 2010Leighlinbridge Bowls Tournament
Leighlin ARA Bowls and the Springhill Court Hotel announce massive Bowls competition in October.
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Sep 10, 2010Positive Ageing Week 2010
Positive Ageing Week 2010 will take place from Friday 24th September to Saturday 2nd October.
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Aug 30, 2010Mid West Regional Health Day
The Mid West Region will hold a Health Day in Limerick on Wednesday September 8th.
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Aug 27, 2010Age & Opportunity Go-For-Life Grant Scheme 2010
The application form for the the 2010 Go for Life Grant Scheme has been released
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Aug 25, 2010‘Silver Surfers’ Important to Future of ICT Sector – Active Retirement Ireland
Manufacturers and service-providers in the ICT sector need to pay more attention to the needs of the ‘silver’ market. That’s according to Active Retirement Ireland, which today (24.08.10) launched its new website, www.activeirl.ie
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Aug 23, 2010Open Your Eyes, Open Your Lens
HSE Short Film Competition to raise awareness of Elder Abuse
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Aug 20, 2010Lynch Hotels Announce Dancing for Pleasure Break
Lynch Hotels announce an exclusive ARI offer for fans of dancing.
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Aug 20, 2010ARI Make Presentation on Carbon Tax
Active Retirement Ireland Tells Oireachtas Committee that Measures are Needed to Offset Impact of Carbon Tax on Pensioners
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Aug 20, 2010Red Alert! Irish Heart Month, September 2010
A new campaign to raise awareness among women of their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) begins this September led by the Irish Heart Foundation and supported by the HSE.
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May 19, 2010ARI Respond to Minister's Pension Cut Comments
Letter as published in the Irish Times
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May 17, 2010Southern Region Autumn Break details announced
The Southern Region of ARI have released the details of their annual Autumn Break.
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Apr 26, 2010Burden of Carbon Tax on Pensioners Should be Addressed in Income Supports
Active Retirement Ireland has said that those dependent on State pensions should be protected from new taxes and charges that may be associated with utilities.
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Apr 13, 2010Happy Hearts Club Honoured in Laois County Awards
Portarlington Happy Hearts Club ARA were honoured for their contribution to Co. Laois in a county-wide competition for community groups.
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Jan 18, 2010Colon Cancer Screening Aims To Save Lives Of Over-55s
A new national colon cancer screening service is to be phased in starting 2012.
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Jan 14, 2010ARI Respond to Irish Times
On 13/01/10 the Irish Times claimed that the increase in over 65s in the next 50 years will cripple the Irish economy. ARI responded.
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Jan 8, 2010Bord Gáis Energy to Provide €1m Towards Gas Bills For Those Most In Need
Bord Gáis Energy has announced that it will provide €1m towards the gas bills of those most in need as a result of the prolonged cold weather.
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Jan 7, 2010Active Retirement Ireland calls for one-off support payment to combat freeze.
ARI President Tom O'Mahony calls on the Government to help pensioners during cold weather.
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Oct 17, 2014Budget 2015- Active Retirement Ireland: “Ireland remains very far removed from being the best small country in which to grow old”
ARI criticise government measures as "too little, too late".
Sep 8, 2014Rural Older People "Happiest" in Ireland
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Jun 19, 2014Active Retirement CEO appointed to Healthy Ireland Council
The volunteer body will aim to support the implementation of Healthy Ireland, Ireland’s framework for improving the health and wellbeing of our people.