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# old age

Last year
2023
World's oldest known person dies aged 118
All time
Áras spending increases as more and more people turn 100 and receive €2,540 payment
Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before)
Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035
Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients
State pension bump of €5 being considered ahead of Budget 2018
The secrets to long life from some of the oldest people in the world
Nursing home manager jailed for stealing €45,000 from vulnerable patient
Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?
Going out tonight? People with busy social lives are more likely to stay healthy into old age
8 things no one tells you about getting older
Life expectancy: Good news for Irish women (and not-too-bad news for Irish men)
Is the secret to a long life eating raw eggs and steak everyday?
This 105-year-old woman told us where the Dublin nightlife hotspots were back in her day
This 105-year-old Dublin woman told us her secrets to a long and healthy life
Oldest US veteran turns 109 (and still smokes like a trooper)
Misao Okawa lived through man's first flight, two world wars and the moon landing
Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed
"Every minute counts." - Study shows why treating strokes immediately is vital
A little cynicism may be healthy, but too much can lead to dementia
Do you feel weird talking about your own death? You shouldn't
This 100-year-old woman's reflection on her late husband will make you cry
Three-year-old finds out she's going to be four... and is totally devastated
Ireland spends less of its social protection budget on old age benefit than anywhere in EU
Column: Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.
Anne Dempsey
Too much red meat and iron supplements linked to Alzheimer's disease
Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?
Column: Lessons I learned from working with older people
Dominic Campbell