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Older people’s councils

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, told Simon Harris (FG, Wicklow) that the establishment of older peoples councils, announced in the Programme for government, were part of the delivery of the Positive ageing strategy and was led by the Department of Health  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 8th November 2011, 907).  Local government, through the structure of the City and County Development Boards, would facilitate the councils if requested to do so.