Archive for March, 2015



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.




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:

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:

Acadmic Director:

Mark Morgan

Cregan Prof.  Education and Psychology

Room DG16, Bea Orpen Building

Dublin City University