Fine Gael seeks Dundrum retiree input for new policies to promote positive ageing

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

Fine Gael is inviting local retirees to have their say on new policies to promote positive ageing, Fine Gael Local Area Representative for Dundrum Eoin O’Driscoll has said.

The party is holding a policy lab on positive ageing to reach as wide an audience as possible so that the lived experience of families and those with direct experience in the area can throw up new insights for policymakers. 

“We are proposing a survey to seek general views on the importance of particular issues around positive ageing, the perception of existing arrangements and barriers, the priorities for improvement, and examples of good practice they have experienced,” said Mr O’Driscoll.

“The survey will offer the chance for people to take part in facilitated ‘policy kitchens’, where policy innovations can be developed and teased out.

“These sessions will examine a wide range of issues, including how to build diverse policies needed at different stages to support a fulfilling retirement, what policies are needed to plan the funding, the accommodation and the resources for changing needs in retirement years and what policies are needed to understand the fears and protect the interests, health and relationships of citizens as needs change and problems arise in these advancing years.

“We want to promote wide participation and to value all suggestions and experiences from people in Dundrum,” he concluded.

Anyone wishing to take part in the survey can give their views at the following link: EUSurvey – Survey (

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