This nation fails to cherish the elderly
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.
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.