CARDI is a nonprofit organisation developed by leaders from the ageing field across Ireland (North and South) including age focused researchers, academics, statutory, voluntary and community sector representatives with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies. It is overseen by a Steering Group and hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland.


CARDI funds, publishes and disseminates research on topics relating to ageing and older people. CARDI regularly publishes:

  • New research briefings;
  • Policy papers;
  • Statistical updates;
  • Monthly E-Bulletin;
  • Monthly Focus feature articles;
  • Analysis pieces.

It also hosts events on a variety of research and policy topics.

CARDI’s work has been made possible through funding by The Atlantic Philanthropies, augmented by grants from the Department of Health in Dublin and the Health & Social Care Research & Development Office, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland and hosting by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland.