Our Board

Imelda Browne


‘I am the representative from the INMO retired nurses section.

I have worked as a nurse and a manager in the HSE and I am very aware of the social and health needs of older people and how the quality of life can be improved if society responds in a positive way to ageing and facilitates housing, transport and an adequate income to all older persons.

I am interested in a range of activities, I enjoy foreign travel and visiting historic sites abroad and in Ireland. I read a lot and enjoy gardening . I am a member of an active retirement group in Naas and I enjoy general socialising with friends. The lockdown during Covid has made me realise how quickly one can become isolated and how is it an issue for many older people even at normal times. 

My interest in issues for older persons comes from many experiences in my life, I was a very active trade union member during my working life and I fought hard for the rights of employees, I also acted as an advocate for older persons when I worked in the area of long-stay care. My mother lived until she was 93 yrs old and I became acutely aware of the many issues she faced.

The voice of older persons needs to be heard by politicians and planners of services in a cohesive and professional manner which I believe the ISCP can deliver. We need to ensure that older persons are protected and that the media and politicians do not drive a wedges between generations.’

Tom Gillen

Vice President



Mick O' Reilly




Our Executive Committee 2023/2024:

Mary Leslie
Margaret Cooney
Mick Casey
Gerry Foley
Bríd Carr
Helen Murphy
Pat Fitzgerald
Steve Petherbridge
Anne Duffy
Sean Fahy
Tom Gillen
Anne Flynn
Martin Ryan
John McTiernan
Patrick Philpott
Larry Duggan
Seamus Murray
Mick O'Reilly
Tom Ryan
Ann Walsh

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