Month: November 2009

Taoiseach’s understanding of state pension appreciated

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament appreciated Taoiseach Brian Cowen’s understanding of the difficulties facing older people in his statement of November 18 on the importance of the State Pension and the other support schemes for older people such as the travel, TV licence and telephone allowance. We in particular noted where Taoiseach Cowen stated that […]

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ISCP sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Chairs and CEOs of five of Ireland’s age sector NGOs came together on 2 October 2009 at the offices of The Atlantic Philanthropies in Dublin to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. Atlantic seeks to increase the capacity of key organisations, including those made up of older adults, to advocate to protect government services for older adults. The […]

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Proposed Medical Card Charges Will Hit The Most Vulnerable!

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament is concerned that the proposed prescription charge will place an increased financial burden on Older People. Responding to the comments made by Minister for Health Mary Harney, Maíréad Hayes CEO of the Parliament has said that the proposed 50 cent charge per prescribed item could result in a hefty monthly […]

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ISCP in the Day of Protest 2009

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament took a proud part in Dublin’s Day of Protest (November 6) as part of the “Get Up, Stand Up” campaign. Many of our volunteers came out to lend their support to the campaign which aims to protect jobs and pensions as well as vulnerable people and vital services. Here are […]

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Is the “Fair Deal” fair?

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament calls on the Minister for Health & Children, Mary Harney T.D. to immediately clarify the report in today’s Irish Independent regarding the cost to older people for Long Stay Charges in Public Facilities. We have maintained for some time that the Fair Deal was not fair as basic items which […]

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Budget 2010: ISCP submission

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament has made a very detailed Pre-Budget Submission to Government. Among the main points which we have stressed are: A commitment to protect the most vulnerable; An increase of €10 in the State Pension for Older People; The reinstatement of the Additional Payment at Christmas for pensioners (Christmas Bonus); Access to services as of […]

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Support the Day of Protest – November 6

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament has decided, following a decision of the Executive Committee, to lend its support to the National Day of Protest on Friday 6 November and to the “Get Up, Stand Up” campaign. This campaign aims to bring about change in how Government responds to the crisis we face. As part of […]

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Communicating Europe – September 2009

In September we held a series of four meetings on Communicating Europe & the Lisbon Treaty. This was in response to requests from members. The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament facilitated these meeting with Members of the European Parliament & other public representatives to inform Older People about the European Union & the Lisbon Treaty and […]

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