Coronavirus – Impact On Older People

Today on Morning Focus, we spoke to Kay Murphy of Active Retirement Ireland about the impact Covid-19 is having on the older people in our community.

In part, of his speech last night, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stated that older people and those with long-term illnesses would be asked to enter into a ‘cocoon’ period. What supports are needed then, and now, for our older people? Kay Murphy who is the President of Active Retirement Ireland joined us on the line to discuss this further.

Kay also provided listeners with numbers of contacts that people can get in touch with should they feel the need to, particularly the older people in our society, don’t hesitate to reach out.


The Parish Office: 061 343 243

Meals On Wheels: 061 364 144

Sergeant Mulligan based in Shannon Garda Station: 087 060 1687

Kay also gave us her own number: 086 796 1871

If you missed it, you can listen back below: