As of the 24 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Ageing Research and Development Division within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).
This website will remain online but will no longer be updated. To keep up to date with our work please visit the Division of Ageing Research and Development section of the IPH website.
The UN Secretary General’s Synthesis Report on the post-2015 agenda,“The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”, includes references to population ageing, data disaggregation by age, non-communicable diseases and universal social protection – as well as numerous explicit references to older people. Read it here.
By 2030 one in five people on the island of Ireland will be 65 years or older. As the population ages research into ageing and older people is vital to help plan for healthier and more active later lives for everyone.
What makes the biggest contribution to keeping older people living independently in the UK? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is not council-funded social care, nor support by unpaid carers, but disability benefits.
THE treatment of older people by the public health system is a key concern for Mairead Hayes, chief executive officer of the Irish Senior Citizens' Parliament. She welcomed Leo Varadkar as the new Minister for Health, but said there was an urgent need for an improvement in the service.
"The level of services available to young and old have deteriorated. There is a perception of inertia surrounding all of the services," the group said.
The UK’s critical housing shortage is felt most acutely by the under 40s. But decision makers – and the majority of voters – are older. The average age of local councillors, for example, exceeds 60. So perceptions of the housing crisis vary greatly according to age.