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Irish Life are the founding sponsor of TILDA

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a large scale, nationally representative, long-term study on ageing in Ireland.

Irish Life is a founding supporter of TILDA since 2006 as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. The other funders of TILDA are Atlantic Philanthropies and Dept. of Health.

TILDA’s Vision is to make Ireland ‘the best place in the world to grow old’ by studying the health, wealth and quality of life aspects of ageing.

Eleven years on from launch, TILDA has become a benchmark for longitudinal studies globally. The relevance and importance of its research has increased as awareness of the ageing profile of the Irish population grows.

Success to date:

  • Four waves of research completed, each with over 8,000 participants.
  • 1 in 156 people aged 50+ in Ireland have now participated.
  • 108 peer-reviewed publications and 23 topic reports in 26 subject areas produced.
  • 52 policy and strategy documents in Ireland have used findings from TILDA research.
  • 160 institutions in 48 countries have referenced our research in their reports.
  • 100+ media outlets from around the world have reported on TILDA findings

Watch Videos below to view some of the key findings to date:


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