One of our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for 2013 is a nationwide series of security seminars in conjunction with An Garda Síochána.

They have been organised in response to a growing fear among older people about security at home and the events are free and open to the public.

Throughout 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 a total of 18 seminars will take place in 18 counties around the country attended by local Crime Prevention Officer of An Garda Síochána, security consultants and community representatives.

Eddie O’Toole, Operations Director of Bluebird Care says, “There has been a 60% increase in calls to Senior Line – a freephone line for older people – worried about security at home.  And this is also reflected in our own network as we hear anecdotal evidence from the thousands of older people that we work with on a daily basis.  We are inviting members of local communities, neighbourhood watch schemes, residents associations and other interested groups along.” 

The full schedule of dates and locations is below.

Date   County Event Details Bluebird Care Contact
Feb 28th Donegal Letterkenny, Station House Hotel, 7:00pm Marty Kelly
October Date TBC  Dublin North Grand Hotel, Malahide, 7:30pm Ken Shannon
TBC  Limerick Limerick City William Ring
May 2nd   Kerry Grand Hotel, Denny Street, Tralee, 3.00pm Marc deCourcy
October 17th  Cork TBC Don O’Riordain
June 26th Kilkenny The Pembroke Hotel, 11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny: 6.30-8.30pm Brian Egan – 087 247 6693
October 8th  Clare Ennis Library, Ennis Town, 6.00pm-8.00pm Kay Leahy
August Date TBC Sligo TBC Kevin McMorrow
Sept 5th Mayo TBC Sean Davey
Sept 26th Laois TBC Caoimhin Armstrong
Oct 3rd Meath Newgrange Hotel, Navan Gavin Kane
Oct 24th Louth TBC Kieran Hallinan
Nov 7th Offaly TBC Caoimhin Armstrong
Nov 21st Galway TBC Sean Lyons
Dec 5th Dublin West TBC Willie Byrne
Jan 16th Tipperary TBC Andrew Jones
Jan 30th Wicklow TBC Greg D’arcy
Feb 13th Kildare TBC Caoimhin Armstrong