Forum on Long-Term Care

Thank you to all who attended the Forum on Long-Term Care for Older People 


The report by Dr. Michael Browne is available for download here

Welcome, Opening Remarks and Official Opening

Helen McEntee T.D., Minister of State – Mental Health & Older People (above left), Patricia Rickard-Clarke, Solicitor & former Law Reform Commissioner


Dr. Michael Browne presented 'Report to the Forum' - informed by the public ‘Call for Submissions’

Philip O’Reilly National Coordinator Services for Older People, Respond presentation available here 

Dr Sabina Brennan. Co-Director, NEIL Dementia Research Programme, TCD. Sabina gave a personal story about her Mother, summarised by the Herald online Sabina also voice recorded her words at the Forum and has allowed us to share it here on our website.


Robert Mooney. Research Director, Amárach, presented the findings of the research conducted between the 9th – 13th of May 2016. Questions asked included

  • How do you think that long-term care for older people who need it should be funded?
  • What would be your preference for where you would receive long-term care should you need it?
  • Who do you think should provide long-term care to older people who require it?
  • How would you rank the importance of each of the following in enabling people who require long-term care to continue to live in the community? (Enablers for people with Long Term Illness)

Time for a New Direction
Mervyn Taylor. Manager. Sage – Support & Advocacy Service for Older People.


Panel Discussion. Moderated by Prof Cillian Twomey(above left) Áine Brady. CEO, Third Age, Diarmaid O’Sullivan. Campaigns & Research Manager. Family Carers Ireland, Sean Moynihan. CEO. Alone, Tadhg Daly. CEO. Nursing Homes Ireland.