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Daily Misery is being inflicted on some of society's most vulnerable
February 11, 2017
May 11, 2020
Recently, Rebecca Hoare’s fridge broke. Usually, such a problem would be an annoyance, but no more than that for the 74-year-old Irishwoman living alone in central London. In a Covid-19 world, however, it is a different matter.
Told like other over-70s in Britain to stay indoors, Hoare, originally from Waterford and living in London for 55 years, has received food deliveries a few times a week since the crisis broke. Life without a fridge was unsustainable.
Fortunately, help was at hand. Last Wednesday, she received a call from the Irish Elderly Advice Network (IEAN), which has been ringing through a list of nearly 3,000 phone numbers of the elderly Irish living in London.
May 12, 2020
Concerns around travel and quarantine restrictions makes visiting family in Ireland difficult, emigrants say.
2nd July, 2020
Sean Whelan, London Correspondent reports on the role of music in fostering a sense of community for Irish pensioners in London during the Covid-19 lockdown. A special performance from Hugh Callaghan of the Birmingham 6.