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Older people’s forums

The Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch was asked by Catherine Murphy (ind, Kildare N) about the progress of older people’s councils, which was a commitment in the programme for government (Dail Eireann, Debates 18th July 2013, Q662 [page ref. not yet available]).  The minister of state told her that several local authorities had established older people’s fora within the Age Friendly programme.  16 out of 34 local authorities were fully operating the programme; 4 were ready to go; 9 were in advanced discussions; and 5 will be progressed in the next six months.