The National Council on Ageing and Older People was established by the
Minister for Health on the 19th March 1997. Its functions were:
- To advise the Minister for Health and Children on all aspects of ageing and the
welfare of older people;
- To assist the development of national and regional policies and
strategies designed to produce health gain and social gain for older
- To promote the health, welfare and autonomy of older people;
- To promote a better understanding of ageing and older people in
- 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.
Back to top