Dublin Branch RMA - TUI
I N V I T A T I O N
Teachers’ Club – 36 Parnell Square - Dublin
Friday 24th February 2023 - 11.45am.
MAINLY TRANSPORT AND RELATED
By Sean O’Cluaid
|Short Tea/Coffee Break|
AGEISM IN IRELAND
A SUMMARY OF TWO RECENT REPORTS
By Dore Fischer
Pre – covid we had history talks on the Royal Canal and the Grand Canal, and also a guided walk on a section of the Royal canal that finished in Dublin’s Secret Garden, what about the history of the Railways you might ask.
From Athlone, Sean O’Cluaid RMA’s Midland branch secretary is coming to our rescue. With an engineering background Sean is a Railway Enthusiast and owner of a substantial amount of working model railway rolling stock and related equipment. He has kindly volunteered to come to Dublin and give a talk about HERITAGE MATTERS - MAINLY TRANSPORT RELATED under the headings:- Heritage, The Midland Great Western Railway – A Famous Irish Engineer – World First’s in Ireland – Personal Connections & The Problem with Heritage.
Sean served 34 years as a lecturer in Motor/Mechanical Engineering in RTC/AIT having been through the Teacher Training Course in Ringsend 1970 – 72 and other qualifications. He is hoping to meet some class colleagues from that period when he visits the Teacher’ Club.
AGEISM IN IRELAND
Dore Fischer is our Dublin Branch Committee Equality Officer.
She is also a member of the Research Advisory Group of Age & Opportunity which is one of the 7 members of Age Alliance.
As a member of the Advisory Group Dore is well connected to the workings of the organisation and is ideally placed to talk about what they do.
The first part of her talk will be a brief summary of the findings of five citizen assemblies which Age & Opportunity conducted in 2021 (titled: 'Is ageism ever acceptable? Dore was a member of the advisory group for these assemblies and also participated in one of them.
The second part of the talk will focus on the main findings of the report by the Age Alliance which was published last week (titled: 'Telling it like it is: combating ageism - a snapshot').
She will also give a brief account on how she got involved in a research project, conducted by Age & Opportunity, on ageism during the pandemic.
We are looking forward to meeting our familiar and fresh faces in the Teachers’ Club on Friday 24 February.
Chair Kevin O’Byrne
Joint Secretary Eamonn Kerrigan
Joint Secretary Daithí Mac an Aircinn