This purpose of this document, produced by the Older Women’s Network Ireland (OWN) with
funding from the pilot grant scheme of Age and Opportunity is to identify up-to-date gender
specific policy data as it relates to older women. The main themes covered in this report are
Health, Income, Employment and Risk of Poverty, Housing and Access to Transport and
Information. The information in the document, in the main, addresses women as whole.
Therefore, particular issues faced by Traveller women, other ethnic minority women, lesbian
women or women in other categories where dual disadvantage is experienced are not covered
in this report.