Month: April 2009

ISCP Annual Parliament 2009

Speaking today at the Annual Parliament Meeting, Senior Citizens’ Parliament President Sylvia Meehan expressed the deep shock which Older People are feeling as a result of the removal of the Christmas Bonus for all Social Welfare Recipients. Ms Meehan said that it was the equivalent of a 2% reduction in State Pension for Old Age […]

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Community Support for Older People Scheme Suspended

At a time when attacks on Older People are increasing the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament are dismayed to learn that the scheme of community support for Older People is to be suspended. Effective from yesterday the Department will not be accepting any further applications for any of the supports provided under this scheme. We understand […]

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Be fair to older people

BE FAIR TO OLDER PEOPLE The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament urges the Government to ensure that Older People are not further disadvantaged in Supplementary Budget April 2009. Máiréad Hayes, CEO of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament, stated that “Older People are still feeling the effects of Budget 2009. Many are fearful and frightened as they contemplate […]

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Loss of Christmas “Bonus” Payment

The Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament Attacks the Loss of Christmas Bonus Payment Speaking following today’s Supplementary Budget, Máiréad Hayes, CEO of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament, expressed bitter disappointment at the axing of the Pensioners “Christmas Bonus”. Older People have become totally dependent on this extra payment in the dead of winter to help with their […]

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