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#social isolation

From TheJournal.ie Services closing, lack of transport and young people leaving - the causes and cost of rural isolation Internal Migration

Services closing, lack of transport and young people leaving - the causes and cost of rural isolation

Many local businesses are being forced to shut their doors and vital services are diminishing at a fast pace.

From TheJournal.ie Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them Social Isolation

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them

Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?

A campaign is encouraging people to reach out to their neighbours.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do we do enough for our neighbours? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do we do enough for our neighbours?

It’s often said people are less connected to their neighbours than previous generations were.

From TheJournal.ie 'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers Bluebell

'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers

Daniel and William McCarthy were deaf and had lived together in south Dublin for over two decades.

From TheJournal.ie Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children Care Order

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children

The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.

From TheJournal.ie Many emigrants fled Ireland because they were the victims of sexual abuse Emigration

Many emigrants fled Ireland because they were the victims of sexual abuse

Physical and sexual abuse and parents with alcohol or drug problems were listed as some of the main reasons why people left Ireland in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Autism – the ‘hidden condition’ – has been ignored for too long Opinion

Column: Autism – the ‘hidden condition’ – has been ignored for too long

Autism services have been historically underfunded, but with the new Autism Bill steps are finally being taken to acknowledge the rights of autistic citizens and those of their families, writes Michael McCarthy TD.