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ISC is organising a seminar chaired by Ms Emer Costello, MEP, on the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) on 2 October 2013, 15:00, in the European Parliament.


The purpose of the seminar is to introduce the study and raise awareness of the significance of the initiative and to point out the importance of evidence based policy making.


The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a nationally representative longitudinal study of the population of Ireland aged 50 and above. TILDA aims to understand the health, social and financial circumstances of the older Irish population and how these factors interact. The study is led by Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in collaboration with a number of other principal academic institutions in Ireland. A wide range of experts from many disciplines have been involved from the outset in the development and execution of this study.


Key findings to date emphasise the enormous contribution that older persons make to society in Ireland, major opportunities to improve health risk factors which prevent heart disease, stroke, falls and dementia, and opportunities to improve pension and financial literacy.

 Chair: Ms Emer Costello, MEP


  • Professor Rose Anne Kenny (Principal Investigator and founder of TILDA)
  • Professor Alan Barrett (Head of the Economic Analysis Division at the Economic and Social Research Institute)
  • Professor Ian Robertson (Founding director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience)
  • Professor Fiona Newell (Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, TCD)
  • Professor Charles Normand (Edward Kennedy Professor of Health Policy and Management at Trinity College Dublin)
  • Professor Richard Reilly (Professor of Neural Engineering and Ageing)
  • Mr Ryan Quigley (General Manager AbbVie Ireland)
  • Dr Maria Theofilatou, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation


When: 2 October 2013, 15:00 - 17:00

Where: European Parliament, room A7F387; Place du Luxembourg entrance