Seniors Alert Scheme – News and Commentary

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2013 Coverage:


RTE News – Shock as funding for monitored-alarm scheme for older people cut


Irish Examiner – Alarms for elderly – Cutbacks hit vulnerable


The Independent – ‘Panic button’ funding cut in half amid new wave of callous attacks on elderly


Irish Times – Anger over cuts to alarms for elderly


Irish Election – Cuts in alarms security for elderly adds to cynicism about government commitment to ‘protect the most vulnerable in our society’


The Journal – Cut in elderly alarm scheme criticised as “penny-wise and pound-foolish”


Donegal Democrat – Outrage at decision to cut funding for security alarms


Age Action – Funding cuts to alert scheme will undermine the ability of older people to live independently


Radio Kerry – Kerry Cllr says Government has tough decisions to make – Anger as €1m cut from OAP alarm budget


Tipperary Star – Safety Of Elderly “Further Diminished” – McGrath


Sligo Today – Sligo dismay over cuts to alarms for elderly


Dublin People – Elderly slam security funding cutbacks


Northside People – Elderly slam security grant cutbacks


Active Retirement Ireland – Active Retirement Ireland Slams Cuts to Seniors Alert Scheme as “Counter-Intuitive”