Age Friendly Taste of DCU Day 13th September‏

As part of our commitment to being an Age-Friendly University, DCU is running a one-day programme, A Taste of DCU, specifically designed for older adults. Our intention is to give participants a taste of the range and breadth of courses we offer, as well as providing an opportunity to visit the campus and meet with DCU staff and students. The programme will be delivered by leading experts in their respective fields and will be aimed at a general, non-specialist audience.

 

Participants will experience a diversity of academic, sports, cultural and social activities. The day will conclude with a reception in the Helix at 4.00pm. Participants will be provided with guidance and information on programmes and activities commencing in October 2012.

 

The event is free of charge for all participants. The detailed programme is attached.

 

For further information please see the link attached. We welcome you to bring this event to the attention of family members and friends.

 

 

 

 

Dr Trudy Corrigan

Deputy Chair/ DCU Age Friendly Group

(on behalf of the DCU Age Friendly Group)

School of Education Studies

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Dublin City University

Woodhazel Residents fear for the safety of their Children

Woodhazel Residents in Ballymun fear for the safety of their children if BRL push ahead with plans to build a road through Coultry Park and Woodhazel.  The narrow road is already causing trouble for residents especially when there is an event taking place in Coultry Park.  Residents have committed to fight tooth and nails to ensure the works do not go ahead.  Local Sinn Féin Representative Noeleen Reilly said ‘it is about time the residents’ concerns were listened to.  The opening up of this road was in the original plans for Ballymun in 1995, but since then a number of other developments have not taken place.  If BRL go ahead an open up this road the residents will be sieged by Anti-Social elements as it will be become an escape route’.  A number of Local Residents wished to comment on the controversy.  Eugene Lynch ‘objects to the building of the road as it will be danger to children’.  Peter Hunt said’ I have my grandchildren visiting me; there is no way I could let them out if they open up the road.  It just wouldn’t be safe’.  Josephine Basnett also added ‘They don’t seem to care about the safety of the children or care about what the community want, They don’t live here, their children don’t play here and they haven’t been living on a building site for the past 25 years.’  Brl plan to have this as two way system and say there is enough room as well to park 1.5 cars either side.  This would be impossible and would certainly lead to accidents. Residents are open to negotiation; one suggestion would be instead of a road to build a path.  Negotiation means BRL would have to talk to the residents but they don’t seem to want to do that.  A petition by Residents was handed into BRL but has been responded to as of yet. END