senior, citizens, parliament, for older people, in ireland,
Budget 2009 Submission
Peter Sands, Trustee, Mary Hanafin, Minister for Social & Family Affairs, Sylvia Meehan, President, Mairead Hayes, Chief Executive Officer
Pictured above members of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament who presented the Parliaments Budget 2009 Submission ‘Lighten the Load’ to the Minister for Social & Family Affairs Mary Hanafin at the Pre-Budget Forum which was held on 19th September 2008 in St. Andrews Resource Centre
The Irish Senior Citizens' Parliament is a representative organisation of Older People in Ireland.
The Parliament is a non-partisan political organisation working to promote the views of older people in policy development and decision-making.
The Parliament is run by older volunteers who are elected annually at the Annual Parliament Meeting by delegates from affiliated organisations. The ISCP currently has 400 affiliated organisations whose memberships combine to a total of 100,000 individuals.
This membership means the ISCP has a genuine mandate to be the Voice of Older People in Ireland.
To be a strong voice representing older people and their needs at international, national and local level.
To promote inter-generational solidarity.
To work through the existing affiliated organisations to ensure better co-ordination of policies and activities whilst ensuring that the affiliated groups retain their own autonomy.
To work for improvement in the quality of life of Older People.
To develop solidarity with organisations working to improve the quality of life of Older People.
To represent Older People’s issues to Government.