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 Global AgeWatch Index 2014, published today, which measures well-being for older people in 96 countries, said while Ireland ranks high overall it drops to 34th place for offering employment opportunities.
"The percentage of people aged 60-64 who are unemployed has remained steady at around 10pc in the last year. Between 2007 and 2011 the unemployment rate among 55 to 64-year-olds rose by 7pc and much of the Government focus "is on younger workers."
This paper from the Institute of Education, University of London sketches the demographic, economic, and health or well-being reasons for lifelong learning (LLL). It takes a wider view than that of the learning society, which has often been seen chiefly as a means of producing a more skilled and flexible workforce, or of enhancing participatory citizenship. Read the paper here.
Pictured CARDI Fellows with CARDI Co-Chairs Professors Bob Stout and Davis Coakley (l-r): Joanne Feeney, Charlotte Neville, Prof Bob Stout- Chair CARDI, Mark O'Doherty, Prof Davis Coakley Chair CARDI, Joanna McHugh, Aisling O'Halloran
The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland has announced the appointment of five post-doctoral Fellows in a £1million investment to develop future leaders in research on ageing and older people.
The Health Research Board Internship Programme is targeted at early-stage researchers working in health-related areas who are interested in pursuing a career in academic research, research coordination or research management, research administration, health policy and management, or in the private sector. The closing date for applications is 19 September 2014. Read more here.