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Age Action Staff Attend Áras Garden Party Celebrating Women's Advocacy in Community Groups

Published 22/06/2023


Date: June 21, 2023

Age Action staff members had the incredible opportunity to attend a prestigious Garden Party hosted by President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. The event was a celebration of the outstanding work done by women's advocacy groups in community settings, and it was an honor for our team to be part of such a significant gathering.


Our representatives joined fellow advocates to recognise the remarkable contributions made by women in community groups. The event showcased the power of collaboration, highlighting how dedicated individuals can create positive change in their communities.

President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins graciously welcomed everyone, expressing their appreciation for the invaluable role played by women's advocacy groups. The warmth of their hospitality and unwavering support for community empowerment were inspiring.

As our staff members immersed themselves in the vibrant atmosphere and enjoyed the picturesque gardens, they couldn't help but feel immense gratitude for the chance to participate in this special occasion. It served as a reminder of the importance of amplifying women's voices, advocating for equality, and fostering inclusive communities where everyone can thrive.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins for their recognition of the work of Age Action and to all those who made the event a resounding success.


Age Action Ireland to benefit from Gas Networks Ireland Survey

Gas Networks Ireland is raising money for Age Action. If you've recently called their contact centre or had work done by them, you might receive a text from Gas Networks asking for your feedback. For every response received, they'll donate €2 to Age Action. There is no obligation to participate.

How It Works - If you've had contact with Gas Networks Ireland service centre or had work carried out by them, you may receive a message from Marie Lyster, their Customer Experience Manager. This message is an invitation to share your feedback. 

By providing feedback – only if you choose to – you'll be supporting Age Action Ireland. For every piece of feedback received, Gas Networks Ireland will donate €2 to our organisation. This contribution can support our efforts to improve the lives of older people in Ireland.You won't be asked for any bank details or money. Gas Networks Ireland is handling all the donations.

If you would rather not get these texts, just let them know and you won’t be included.  If you are over 65yrs old, you can contact them directly on their Age-Friendly service.  See their contact details here.

For Corporate Clients- Please note that Gas Networks donate €50 for each qualitative interview their commercial customers take part in.

Details on Gas networks customer surveys is available here.

For more information about our work and other ways to get involved with Age Action, please click here.