Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration 

I-PARC fosters insight, intelligence and innovation to enable more people in Ireland to be more active, more often.

Latest I-PARC Posts

Check out the latest I-PARC posts below. Here you will find information  around all things physical activity. 

Public consultation on the draft WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a pubic consultation on its draft physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines for children and adolescents, adults and older adults.  It is being[…]

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Introducing the Physical Activity for Health (PAfH) research cluster

This blog introduces the Physical Activity for Health (PAfH) research cluster at the University of Limerick (UL). The PAfH cluster is funded by the Health Research Institute (HRI) in UL[…]

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Physical Activity and Women’s Health

Thank you to Dr. Fiona Mansergh (Healthy Ireland, Department of Health) for contributing the following blog. Inactivity is one of the four major risk factors for chronic disease, along with[…]

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I-PARC Aims 

The aim of the Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration is to inspire the best use of evidence, effective delivery methods, and supportive environments for improving physical activity levels in Ireland.

I-PARC Objectives 

I-PARC will involve multiple stakeholders, across Policy, Practice and Research, who work together to:

Identify gaps on how to develop and deliver best practices and seek ways to bridge these gaps.


Enable and support solutions to increase physical activity in Ireland.


Share learnings from research and best-practice in a systematic and easily accessible way.


Establish mechanisms for demonstrating the impact of I-PARC.

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