All-Party Oireachtas Group on Dementia

Formed in 2016, the All-Party Oireachtas Group on dementia is an important forum for discussion and advocacy on dementia in the Oireachtas. The key role of the group is to build understanding and galvanise cross-party Oireachtas support and consensus for long-term planning and resources for people with dementia and their family carers. The first Co-Chairs of the group were Senator Collette Kelleher and Deputy Mary Butler.

The current Group is chaired by Senator Fiona O’Loughlin,  Membership

The secretariat for the Group is provided by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) as is expert advice.

There are approximately six meetings of the Group each year, including briefings on dementia from The ASI, the Irish Dementia Working Group, the Dementia Carers Campaign Network and other dementia experts.

The All Party Oireachtas Group’s work to date includes:

Launch of pre budget submission 2019

Former Minister Nora Owen speaks at an Oireachtas awareness session 2018

Minister Harris attends Leinster House Tea Day 2017

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