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Older People’s Councils are representative groups of older people who work together and with key state and voluntary agencies to make Ireland a better place in which to grow old. The Programme for Government (2011-2016) committed to the establishment of Older People’s Councils by Local Authorities so that older people can raise concerns or issues of importance at a local level. 

The current chairs of the Older People’s Councils for each county

CarlowJoe Butler
CavanCarole Beattie and Brian McDermott
ClareMaurice Harvey
Cork CityPhil Uí Mhurchú
Cork CountyLiz Downes
DonegalCaroline McDaid
Dublin City Central
Dublin City North Central
Dublin City North WestChristine Ryan
Dublin City South CentralMargaret Donnelly
Dublin City South East
Dún Laoghaire-RathdownEilish Hession and Mags Kenny
FingalEleanor Hull
Galway CityJoan Kavanagh
Galway CountyAileen Heverin
KerryMaura Fitzgerald
KildareLiam Kett
KilkennyMary O’Hanlon
LeitrimHazel Humphrey
LimerickElizabeth Stanley
LongfordKitty Burkhill 
LouthJoe Grogan
MayoJackie Kilcullen
MeathIta Healy
MonaghanSeamus McDermott
OffalyMolly Buckley and Frances Kawala
RoscommonBernie Kenny
SligoAmro Hamid
South DublinMary Lyons
TipperaryMary McMahon
WaterfordSusan O’Connor
WestmeathAnne Drury
WexfordGer Mackey
WicklowCarina Harte-Holmes