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Between conflict and solidarity: intergenerational relations in recessionary times

May 2013

Leading scholars from the US, Norway, Netherlands, UK and Ireland came to the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology to engage in a seminar entitled ‘Between conflict and solidarity: intergenerational relations in recessionary times.’ Presentations from the world-leading experts questioned the demise of the family, explored new research findings on intergenerational solidarity in Ireland as well as tackling broad challenges such as globalisation and changing family forms. The group plan to work together to develop a larger European project on intergenerational relations in recessionary times.

Social Exclusion and Rural Ageing

Apr 2013

The latest Rural Ageing Observatory working paper, on social exclusion and rural ageing, is now available.

This short paper draws on existing Irish research, and new analysis of TILDA (The Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing) data, to identify priority policy areas for tackling the exclusion of rural older people. It also provides valuable insight into why rural older people may be particularly vulnerable to exclusion during this time of economic austerity.

Launch of Changing Generations Findings from New Research on Intergenerational Relations in Ireland

Apr 2013

Press Release –

NUIG Professor Thomas Scharf, TCD  Professor Virpi Timonen, author, Roisin Ingle,  Dr Catherine Conlon,  NUIG Gemma Carney


Mar 2013

Launch of new research on


The Social Policy & Ageing Research Centre (SPARC), School of Social Work & Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin


The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG), NUI Galway

invite you to a launch of findings from their collaborative project

Launch of Active Retirement Ireland Evaluation

Nov 2012

Older people form an increasing proportion of the population; they are living longer and are healthier than were previous generations of older people. Given that many people aged 65 or over are retired from work, it is important that they have opportunities for meaningful engagement in society in order to enhance quality of life and mental and physical health.  A report assessing the impact of membership of Active Retirement Ireland on the quality of life and well-being of its members was launched at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin on Monday, the 26th November, 2012.

New Research Shows Hardship of Older People During Recession is Under-Reported

Dec 2012

“Older people’s finances are not regarded as a problem, but look deeper and genuine hardship is there”

Intergenerational Programmes in Ireland: An Initial Overview

Nov 2012

The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology in collaboration with Age Action and the Beth Johnson Foundation are delighted to launch the report on Intergenerational Programmes in Ireland: An Initial Overview.  This report arises from a collaboration  between three organisations committed to developing intergenerational practice in Ireland. Download Report

ICSG Seminar Series

Nov 2012

The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology is pleased to announce that Dr. Maev-Ann Wren, lead author of the newly published report "Towards the Development of a Predictive Model of Long-Term Care Demand for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland", a joint TCD/Queen's University Belfast publication, funded by CARDI and available at http://www.medicine.tcd.ie/health_policy_management/news-events/ will present a seminar on: "Who needs care and who will care?

Vacancy - Research Assistant - Irish Centre for Social Gerontology

Oct 2012

Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway. This is a one-year fixed term contract. The successful applicant will work closely with an experienced team of researchers to support a range of activities linked to the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology’s Rural Ageing Observatory.  A key focus of the Rural Ageing Observatory is to provide information in ways that can help to inform public debates and policy making on issues relating to rural ageing.

Positive Ageing Week 2012

Oct 2012

September 28th - October 6th, 2012.
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