Economic & material

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) publishes 2015 Annual Plan and reviews achievements and milestones reached during 2014

15th January 2015, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) ROI's foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research reviewed important milestones and achievements during 2014 and outlined its Annual Plan for 2015 on January 15 2015. Read more here

CARDI Leadership Programme in Ageing Research Call 3

Excellent social work with older people: a discussion paper

14th January 2015, The College of Social Work (UK)

Many older individuals face tough decisions in a complex and commercial care market and deserve social worker support. This discussion paper explores some of the issues facing older populations and the role social work can play in supporting older people. Read the paper here.

Understanding disability and its contribution to inequalities in health

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Dr Mark O'Doherty

Mark O'Doherty's research as a CARDI Fellow will explore differences in trends in work related disability and in the way people report disability between nations and across different national health and welfare service contexts. The aim of this research is to develop expertise in the evaluation and assessment of work-related disability among older adults through the use of disability vignettes which will supplement self-reported disability.

CARDI grant programme

GP utilisation in the over 50s

7th January 2015, TILDA

The latest research brief from TILDA (released 23 December 2014) examines the impact of having a medical or GP visit card, as well as private health insurance, on GP visiting rates among the over 50s. The results show that, in comparison with those with ‘no cover’ for GP expenses (i.e., without a medical card or private health insurance):

  • medical/GP cardholders had an extra 1.5 GP visits per annum;

  • those with ‘dual cover’ (i.e., with both a medical/GP card and private health insurance) had approximately 1.6 extra GP visits per annum;

CARDI Involvement

CARDI E-Bulletin December 2014

18th December 2014, CARDI

CARDI's  e-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research including seminars, funding opportunities, latest research and innovation.

Read CARDI Ebulletin: December 2014 here.


Understanding emergency hospital admissions of older people

16th December 2014, Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation

This report from the Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation, University of Oxford, sets out and discusses the ways to gain an improved understanding of the drivers of emergency hospital admissions of older people in England and to formulate evidence-based scenarios for possible future trends in these emergency admissions. Commissioned by the Department of Health.  Read the report here.