Month: May 2009

Westport European and Local Election Meeting – 14 May 2009

The Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament’s Westport meeting with European and Local Election candidates took place on 14 May 2009 in the Plougastel Court Centre. Candidates from the North-West Euro Constituency and Westport local electoral areas were invited. The meeting was attended by one European Candidate: Michael McNamara. Michael spoke about issues that are important to him […]

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Silent support to reinstate Christmas bonus

A variety of TDs, MEPs (& MEP candidates), by-election candidates and local election candidates came out to lend their support to the Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament campaign to reinstate the Christmas bonus. A small group of activists from the Parliament (some came from as far away as Westport) gathered outside Leinster House at lunchtime on […]

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Dublin European Election Meeting

The Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament organised 2 meetings with European Election candidates from the Dublin Euro Constituency to facilitate both older people & the candidates. The meetings took place on 21 May 2009 in EPIC in the European Parliament office in Molesworth Street. The morning meeting was attended by four European Candidates: Joe Higgins (Socialist […]

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Dundalk European and Local Election Meeting

The Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament’s meeting with European and Local Election candidates took place in Dundalk in the Carroll Mead Hall on 20 May 2009. Candidates from the East Euro Constituency and Dundalk local electoral areas were invited. The meeting was attended by three European Candidates, Nessa Childers (Labour Party), Raymond O’Malley (Libertas) and Mairead […]

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Limerick European and Local Election Meeting

The Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament’s Limerick meeting with European and Local Election candidates took place on 19 May 2009 in the Best Western Pery’s Hotel. Candidates from the South Euro Constituency and Limerick local electoral areas were invited. The meeting was attended by three European Candidates, Kathy Sinnott MEP (Independent), Senator Dan Boyle (Green Party), […]

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Silent Protest on Christmas Bonus

The Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament is organising a small Silent Protest outside Dáil Éireann on Thursday, 21st May 2009, from 1.15 – 2.20pm, as part of our campaign to have the Christmas Bonus re-instated. The Protest will coincide with our two Meetings (morning and afternoon) in the European Parliament Office that day on the theme Communicating Europe / European Elections. Older […]

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Public meetings on elder abuse & elections

In the run-up to the European & Local elections, the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament is organising a series of meetings around the country. The meetings’ topics will centre around three main themes all of which are of paramount importance to Older People: Elder Abuse Communicating Europe & the European Elections Local Elections The meetings will be […]

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Galway European and Local Election Meeting

The Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament’s Galway meeting with European and Local Election candidates took place on 13 May 2009 in the Salthill Hotel. Candidates from the North-West Euro Constituency and Galway local electoral areas were invited. The meeting was attended by two European Candidates: Marian Harkin MEP (Independent) and Fiachra Ó Luain (Independent). Mary Thornton […]

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Fergus Finlay on Community Support for Older People

Fergus Finlay speaking on RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime 22/04/2009 I met the Senior Citizens’ Parliament last Friday at their Annual Conference in Dublin. They are an impressive and determined group of people who have two aims, to be a strong voice representing Older People and their needs and to promote inter-generational solidarity. Although God knows […]

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Fergus Finlay at the Annual Parliament Meeting 2009

Making all our Voices heard Remarks by Fergus Finlay, CEO, Barnardos At the Senior Citizens Parliament Dublin, 17th April 2009 It was our former Minister for Finance, Charlie McCreevy, who famously urged us to party on as if there were no tomorrow. And for many years it seemed, despite all sorts of warning signs, that the party […]

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