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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.
6th January 2021
A new project is looking to record the life stories of the older Irish of London.
Entitled Hear our Voices, the project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is being undertaken in partnership with the Irish Pensioners’ Choir, and with support from the Irish Elderly Advice Network charity.
19th January 2021
The Irish Elderly Advice Network, a leading charity supporting older Irish people in the UK, have launched campaign to encourage the Irish community to help the vaccine effort.
The campaign is asking people to 1) take the vaccine if offered, and 2) Volunteer to help with the largest vaccination effort the country has ever seen.
The charity have released a video which hears from Aisling Clifford, an NHS nurse of 20 years, originally from Kerry, reassuring people that the vaccine is safe, and asking people to volunteer to help if they can. The video has been shared on social media by the Irish Embassy and the Irish In Britain, as well as many older Irish people themselves.
4th February 2020
FÍSEÁN Páirt shuntasach ag bean de bhunadh Chonamara i bhfeachtas fógraíochta i Londain le vacsaíniú in aghaidh Covid-19 a chur chun cinn