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The National Council on Ageing and Older People was established by the Minister for Health on the 19th March 1997. Its functions were:

  1. To advise the Minister for Health and Children on all aspects of ageing and the welfare of older people;
  2. To assist the development of national and regional policies and strategies designed to produce health gain and social gain for older people;
  3. To promote the health, welfare and autonomy of older people;
  4. To promote a better understanding of ageing and older people in Ireland;
  5. To liaise with international bodies with functions similar to the functions of the Council.

The Council was dissolved with effect from 1 September 2009 under the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009.


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