Living environments

Accidents and Safety Fact File

1st February 2001, National Council on Ageing and Older People

Although the number of deaths caused by accidents has fallen by 37% across all age groups in Ireland over the past twenty years, accidents and falls continue to be relatively common causes of death and injury among older people, often resulting in serious longterm difficulties and even premature death. Consequently, the reduction of accidents in the older population is considered to be an important factor in promoting the general well-being of older people.

An Age Friendly Society

1st February 2005, National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2005

The primary function of the National Council on Ageing and Older People (NCAOP) is to develop a comprehensive understanding of ageing and the older population in Ireland, with a view to providing the best possible advice to the Minister for Health and Children, and all who are concerned with the welfare of older people in Ireland.  In that context, the Council articulates the needs and concerns of older Irish people and makes evidence-based recommendations on what actions should be taken to remedy problems encountered by them.