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5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
Ireland has made progress in improving the lives of older people. The rapidly increasing population aged over 55 necessitates responses at all levels of government and in civil society. Since 2008 Irish Local Government has taken the lead role in coordinating inter-agency responses working in partnership with older people and implemented many hundreds of initiatives. The Age Friendly Ireland Programme was established to provide national direction, co-ordination and support to the local age friendly alliances set up in all 31 cities and county local authority areas under the City and County Age Friendly Programme. Strong linkages have been established with the Centre for Excellence in Universal
Keyes, J. (2018) Making Ireland an age Friendly Country, the role of Local Government and age Friendly Ireland, Universal Design & Higher Education in Transformation Congress,30th October -2nd November 2018, Dublin Castle.