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Ministers praise organisation for its commitment to improving the quality of life for older people

3 April, 2008


Sinn Féin Junior Minister Gerry Kelly, speaking in Dublin at the launch of the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), paid tribute to a new research centre for its commitment to improving the quality of life for older people.

CARDI has been established to encourage collaboration among age researchers and to disseminate research information relevant to an ageing population.

Speaking at Farmleigh House Gerry Kelly said:

"As Ministers with special responsibility for older peoples' issues, we would like to assure the sector that we are committed in driving forward initiatives which will improve the quality of life and public services for our older people.
"CARDI is to be congratulated for its contribution to the sector and we look forward to meeting with its representatives again in the future." ENDS

Notes to Editors:

  • The launch was hosted by Maire Hoctor TD who is Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children in Dublin who has responsibility for Older People's issues.
  • In December 2007, the First Minister and deputy First Minister announced their intention to establish a Commissioner for Older People.

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