The Irish coalition developed an action plan, available here.

The Irish coalition organised the launch of the WeDO quality framework on 29 January 2013. The WeDO principles were endorsed by the Minister Lynch. More information here: 

Members of the Irish coalition: 

  • Emer Begley, Social Inclusion, Age Action
  • Patricia Rickard Clarke, Law Reform Commissioner
  • Patricia Conboy, Project Director, Older & Bolder
  • Sergeant Kelvin Courtney, Community Garda
  • Anne Coyle, National Planning Specialist for Older People, HSE
  • Mary Culliton, retired from HSE Advocacy Service
  • Anne Dempsey, Head of Communications, Third Age
  • Patrick Doherty, Head of Services, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
  • Mary J. Foley, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Rehabilitation of the Older Person / Vice President of Association of Irish Geriatric Nurses
  • Frank Goodwin, Chairperson, The Carers Association
  • Dr Attracta Lafferty, National Council for the Protection of Oldeer People
  • Professor Brendan McCormack, Director Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster
  • Tom McGowan Independent Chair
  • Sarah Mahon, HSE Dedicated Officer for Elder Abuse, Dublin-Mid Leinster
  • Sinead Morrissey Practice Development Facilitator, Nursing Homes Ireland
  • Aoife O’Neill, Development Coordinator, Community Hospitals, Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme, Irish Hospice Foundation
  • Doctor Dermot Power, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Mater Hospital, Dublin 

Coalition leader: Third Age

Third Age is a voluntary, community organisation which aims to empower local communities throughout Ireland by promoting to best effect the resource its older people represent. As well as providing a centre for local activities and programmes for older people in Summerhill, Co Meath and a wide catchment area, Third Age operates a number of national programmes, acts as an advocate for older people and forges useful alliances with other age sector and community organisations working together for the betterment of people of all ages in Irish society. Website:

Contact person: Anne Dempsey

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