Co-operation Ireland seminar on the Role of Local Government in the Ageing Agenda

Minister Alex Attwood gave the opening address at a Co-operation Ireland seminar on the Role of Local Government in the Ageing Agenda as part of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations in Armagh yesterday. The seminar was organised by Co-operation Ireland as part of their cross border local government programme. Also speaking at the seminar was Claire Keatinge, the newly appointment Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland. Minister Attwood added that the appointment in Northern Ireland of a Commissioner for Older People highlights the commitment of the Northern Ireland Executive to this important issue.
The Local Authority programme forms part of Co-operation Ireland’s mission to strengthen and develop positive cross-border relationships through practical co-operation between local government in both jurisdictions and is supported by the Society of local authority chief executives, Northern Ireland and the County and City Managers association (CCMA) in the Republic of Ireland.

Peter Sheridan, CEO of Co-operation Ireland stated, “ In these challenging economic times, networks of co-operation such as the local authority forum are more important than ever. The Local Authority Forum will continue to strengthen these networks by providing opportunities for learning with and from each other - that is the aim of today’s seminar” Peter Sheridan.
Cycling for a future together: Enviroment Minister, Alex Attwood was on hand to assist the launch of the 2012 Co-operation Ireland Maracycle at the Armagh City Hotel on Thursday afternoon. The event takes place on Saturday June 23 from Belfast-Newry-Dublin and Sunday June 24 from Dublin-Newry-Belfast. The Minister was joined by Co-operation Ireland Chief Executive, Peter Sheridan.Picture: Conor Greenan