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Monday 20 February 2017

This nation fails to cherish the elderly

Published 23/07/2015 | 02:30

We must look after senior citizens
We must look after senior citizens

I was struck today by the irony of the entire Cabinet heading off to Lissadell. Yeats himself said "that is no country for old men", and never was that assertion truer.

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In the Ireland of today, elderly people are treated with disdain and disregard. I am not even going to mention the appalling reports coming from nursing homes.

I am talking about the various interactions we all have on a daily basis which for elderly people have become impossible without the help of an advocate.

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