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  • I imagine I can’t do it so I won’t do it… understanding older people’s interaction with online public services

    Paula Devine, Irene Hardill and Gemma Carney

    From left: Paula Devine (ARK Ageing Programme), Irene Hardill, Gemma Carney (ARK Ageing Programme)

    In this seminar, Irene Hardill (University of Northampton) critically reflected on a recent study of the impact of e-government in Ireland on the lives of older adults, drawing on in-depth qualitative work undertaken with older men and women in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

    The report ‘E-Government and Older People in Ireland North and South’ is available on the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) website. A summary report is also available.

    The seminar was held in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, College Park, Queen’s University on 29 May 2014. The audience came from a range of organisations within the academic and voluntary sectors.

    Professor Irene Hardill AcSS is Professor of Public Policy Northumbria University, and co-Director of the Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship.