austerityAgeing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland, edited by Kieran Walsh, Gemma M Carney and Áine Ní Léime, Published in March 2015 by Policy Press


  • Foreword ~ Alan Walker
  • Introduction – social policy and ageing through austerity ~ Kieran Walsh, Gemma M. Carney and Áine Ní Léime
  • Contextualising ageing in Ireland ~ Sheelah Connolly
  • Citizenship in an age of austerity: towards a constructive politics of ageing ~ Gemma M. Carney
  • Active ageing: social participation and volunteering in later life ~ Áine Ní Léime and Sheelah Connolly
  • Pension provision, gender, ageing and work in Ireland ~ Áine Ní Léime, Nata Duvvury and Aoife Callan
  • Interrogating the ‘age-friendly community’ in austerity: myths, realities and the influence of place context ~ Kieran Walsh
  • Reframing policy for dementia in Ireland ~ Eamon O’Shea, Suzanne Cahill and Maria Pierce
  • Between inclusion and exclusion in later life ~ Thomas Scharf and Kieran Walsh
  • Conclusion – beyond austerity: critical issues for future policy ~ Gemma M. Carney, Kieran Walsh and Áine Ní Léime
  • Afterword: Austerity policies and new forms of solidarity ~ Chris Phillipson

Further information on this book is available on the Policy Press website.

Read an online article relating to the book: What has it really been like for older people during austerity?, by Kieran Walsh