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ARE ALL STAKEHOLDERS AT THE TABLE TODAY IN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS?

May 12, 2015

ARE ALL STAKEHOLDERS AT THE TABLE TODAY IN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS?
As the discussions get underway today between Government and the Trade Unions we remind all of those involved that there are other stakeholders who are also been affected by FEMPI and AUSTERITY.

There are the over half a million older people who have endured the affects of the crisis in all areas of their lives. Today at the Annual Parliament Meeting of the Irish Senior Citizens we too will open discussions with the members through the delegates who attend about their members’ priorities for the coming year. We will meet to discuss and debate an Agenda that reflects the diversity of older people and the many issues of concern to all older people.

We too seek a Dividend for the sacrifices and hardship of the period of austerity we have endured. Some have seen elements of hope in the Spring Statement, while others are concerned that they may be last in consideration and recompense.

We call on Government to ensure that all Voices are heard as we embark on a process which will impact many lives for years to come.

NOTE THE IRISH SENIOR CITIZENS PARLIAMENT ANNUAL MEETING TAKES PLACE TODAY TUESDAY 12TH MAY FROM 13.30 HOURS AND CONTINUES TOMORROW WEDNESDAY FROM 09.20HOURS.

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The Late Jim Quinn

April 5, 2015

It is with deep sorrow we announce  the peaceful death of Jim Quinn who was a founder member of the Irish Senior Citizens  Parliament.  Jim served as Chair of the Standing OrdersCommittee for many years and was a loyal and staunch champion of all older people.

Reposing at his home Sunday from 3pm. Removal on Moday for Service in Glasnevin Crematorium  at 1pm.

 

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ENSURE YOU ARE INCLUDED READ NTA REPORT ON EXPRESSWAY ROUTE 4

March 19, 2015

The National Transport Authority has today published its review of the proposed withdrawal of the Expressway Route 4 Service. We are urging all those who are or maybe affected to access the report and to make sure they have an input to the proposals. Remember lack of access to transport leads to social exclusion and isolation.

The proposal mainly affects counties Carlow, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow.

The review appears to be extensive but the people who can best judge the proposed solutions are those who live in the affected areas. If you are one of those people please take the time to read the report. In particular if your time is short please look at the proposed action items and timetables and see how they will  affect you, your family or group.

Now is the time to have your say.

The action items/proposals arising from the NTA review are the following

  1. Bus Éireann to commence amended  Expressway Route 4 service
  2. Bus Éireann to put in place the reconfigured 132 service
  3. NTA to procure the new rural transport services
  4. NTA to put in place the connecting rural transport services

We urge all local media in the affected areas to highlight the matter and to examine the impact of the NTA proposals for all local residents.

 

 

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Inaugural Age-Friendly Universities Conference-Engaging Ageing-November2nd/3rd 2015

March 18, 2015

DCU Announces Inaugural Age-Friendly Universities Conference – Engaging Ageing – November 2nd/3rd 2015

for more information contact: www.dcu.ie/agefriendly/engaging.shtml

In collaboration with our international partners, Arizona State University and Strathclyde University DCU are hosting the first international age friendly universities conference on November 2nd and 3rd arising from a wish to promote and develop the concept of the Age Friendly University particularly in the following areas:

Resarch and innovation;

Education and outreach;

Learner and community involvement;

Work and Enterprise.

DCU invite proposals for papers to be presented during this conference.  These papers should be linked with the major themes of the conference however proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered.  They will also consider proposals for, workshops/interactive sessions, and posters/exhibits.

Proposals from academics, policy makers, non-governmental organisations and civic society are most welcomed. An abstract of maximum 200 words should reach Prof. Mark Mogan not later than May 11th and should indicate the name of and affiliation of the proposer as well as an overview of the content.  Abstracts will be sent for review by a panel of referees and the decision will be conveyed to the proposer by mid-July. A fuller version of the accepted papers will be expected one month before the conference.  Consideration will be given to publication of the conference proceedings including accepted papers .

for more information contact: www.dcu.ie/agefriendly/engaging.shtml

Acadmic Director:

Mark Morgan

Cregan Prof.  Education and Psychology

Room DG16, Bea Orpen Building

Dublin City University

mark.morgan@spd.dcu.ie

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DONT CUT SERVICES WHICH WILL ADD TO SOCIAL EXCLUSION

February 23, 2015

LACK of ACCESS a critical issue for older and disadvantaged people in Rural Ireland

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament noting the reports that plans are already in train to cut Bus Éireann services to many rural areas calls for a stay on this decision to allow talks to take place to ensure that no rural community is left without a service.

Immediate discussions must take place between The National Transport Authority, Bus Éireann and the Department of Transport to ensure that no older person is left without access to vital services such as health and social inclusion.

The Government recently renewed its commitment to the National Positive Ageing Strategy and without access to travel services many older people in rural and remote areas will be confined to their homes.

Frailty in older age and lack of money across the lifecycle creates a common cause for those who live in the small towns and vibrant villages which are due to affected by the proposed cuts.

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DEATH OF EITHNE CARNEY

October 17, 2014

The death has occurred of Eithne CARNEY (née Magee) Rockfield Road, Kells, Meath

Eithne was a founder member of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament. She served on the Executive Committee and as Vice -President and was a Director until 2011. On behalf of the Executive Committee and Staff of the ISCP we extend our sincere  sympathies to her family on their sad loss.  May she rest in peace. 

Funeral arrangements as follows;  

Carney (nee Magee) Eithne. Rockfield Rd., Kells, Co. Meath. Beloved wife of the late Mayo footballer Jackie Carney. Peacefully on 17th October 2014, in Kells in the loving embrace of her family. Dearly loved and remembered by her daughters Anna and Eithne, sons John and Declan, daughters-in-law Dana and Feliciy, son-in-law Peter and her dear friend Tricia. She will be very sadly missed by her seven grandchildren Zoe, Hannah, Colette, Celina, Luca, Dylan and Darren, her great-grandchildren Floella and Tadgh. Predeceased by her eldest son Patrick. Remembered dearly by all her friends. Rest in peace.Reposing at her home on Saturday from 2pm until 9pm and on Sunday, with removal on Sunday evening, Prayers starting at 5pm, leaving her home at 5.30pm and arriving at St. Colmcille’s Church, Kells at 6pm. Funeral on Monday after 11am Mass to St. Colmcille’s Cemetery, Kells.

 

Date Published: Friday 17th October 2014
Date of Death: Friday 17th October 2014
 Cathal McEntee, Funeral Director (IAFD) Est 1899
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2014 RAFFLE WINNERS

October 14, 2014

Irish Senior Citizens Parliament

2014 Raffle Winners

1st Prize        Brendan Doherty Mullingar, Co Westmeath

2nd Prize     Corca Dhuibhne Probus Club Dingle, Co. Kerry

3rd Prize      Pauline Lawlor Murrinstown, Co. Wexford

4th Prize       Patricia Donnelly Wexford

5th Prize       Margaret Kehoe Murrinstown, Co. Wexford

6th Prize      John Quilligan Limerick

7th Prize      Anne Mullins Bridgetown, Co. Wexford

Congratulations to the lucky winners and
thank you again to all who bought and sold tickets.
We are extremely grateful for your support.

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