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Age Action New Cork Office Launch

Published 14/11/2023


Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Collette Finn Officially Opens Age Action's New Cork Office

Cork, Ireland, 8th November - Age Action, Ireland's leading advocacy organisation for older people and ageing, is delighted to announce the official opening of its new Cork office at Core House Link Road, Ballincollig, Cork. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Collette Finn on 8th November, ushering in a new era of possibilities for the organisation.


Attendees at the launch of the Cork Office

The opening was a resounding success, with attendees from the local businesses, volunteers and staff coming together to celebrate this new chapter for Age Action. A volunteer with Getting Started  and champion of Age Action’s Care and Repair service Maureen Cullinane gave a touching testimony about the importance of Age Action for older people, saying “every time we can’t get an answer on the phone, every time we get a bot on the internet, every time we want to go somewhere and we have a problem with mobility, we remember that there is a group that will support us. Thank you, Age Action”. 


Furthermore, the new office – in the centre of Ballincollig - will serve as a hub for various programmes and events aimed at empowering older people, combating digital exclusion, and promoting lifelong learning. With facilities like the Getting Started- digital skills training and the Care and Repair programme, Age Action continues to bridge the digital divide and provide practical support to older individuals, which it has done in Cork since 2010. Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Collette Finn commented on the importance of Age Action’s programmes and in particular their advocacy work to “explain to politicians this is where to put our ever more demanded support older people to live well in the community”.



The atmosphere was filled with joy and optimism, with Age Action CEO, Paddy Connolly reflecting the organisation's commitment to creating a more inclusive and age-friendly society. “As Age Action continues to grow and expand its reach, it remains focused on its mission to promote equality and uphold the rights of all individuals as they age. We are excited for the journey ahead and invite you all to join us”.  The organisation believes that everyone, regardless of age, deserves to live a fulfilling and dignified life.


Age Action Ireland to benefit from Gas Networks Ireland Survey

Age Action is to benefit from a Gas Networks Ireland initiative. Customers will recieve a txt message from Gas Networks in relation to recent gas meter installations requesting feedback on their experience. Every feedback received will see a €2 donation made to Age Action. There is no obligation to participate.


How It Works

If you've had your gas meter recently replaced by Gas Networks Ireland, you may receive a message from Marie Lyster, their Customer Experience Manager. This message is an invitation to share your feedback, but please remember, your participation is entirely voluntary. Here's what the message will look like:

Message from Gas Networks Ireland:

“You recently had your gas meter replaced by us. Please take a minute to tell us how you got on by clicking on the link below. Your feedback is important to us, helping us to improve our services. There is no obligation to participate, but should you choose to do so, on receipt of your response, we will donate €2 to Age Action Ireland.

Many thanks, Marie Lyster, Customer Experience Manager"


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.

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