Michael D Higgins (72)
Despite undergoing surgery on a problem knee, the silver-tongued Michael D has shown no signs of slowing down in his role as President. The outspoken politician and scholar will be 77 by the time his term in office ends in 2018.
Pat Kenny (65)
Broadcaster – Newstalk
Sensationally quit RTé to join Newstalk during the summer with his contract thought to be worth €2m over five years.
George Hook (72)
Broadcaster – Newstalk/RTé
Love him or hate him, 'Hooky' has carved out a hugely successful media career as a rugby analyst with RTE and the presenter of
The Right Hook on Newstalk.
Mary O'Rourke (76)
Former politician, author
As many the political rival discovered to their dismay, it's impossible to keep Mary O'Rourke down. Last November her autobiography Just Mary hit the shelves and she is a regular contributor on both radio and television.
To find out more about Positive Ageing Week (which runs from today to October 5 and is sponsored by Bluebird Care), visit www.ageaction.ie or telephone 01 475 6989.