Author: seniors

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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Over 70 medical card crisis: Call to action

TO: Each Organisation affiliated to the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament Dear Colleague, This is a very difficult time for Older People in Ireland. Since Budget Day the issue of the withdrawal of the Medical Card for Older People has dominated the airwaves and, indeed, the Parliament has been inundated with ‘phone calls and emails from […]

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Observations on the Green Paper on Pensions by the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament

The Parliament through the work of its Pensions Committee, meetings with members and workshops at the Annual Parliament Meeting consulted widely and examined the proposals in the Green Paper in some depth. Among our main recommendations are: A call for a new pension system that guarantees an income adequate to meet all the needs of pensioners A pension which […]

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Budget 2009

   Pictured above members of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament who presented the Parliaments Budget 2009 Submission ‘Lighten the Load’ to the Minister for Social & Family Affairs Mary Hanafin at the Pre-Budget Forum which was held on 19th September 2008 in St. Andrews Resource Centre.

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Risk Equalisation judgement

Parliament Urges Minister to Act quickly and decisively on the judgement The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament welcomes the statement by the Minister for Health and Children reconfirming that The Government’s Objective in health insurance has been that it should be affordable to older and sicker people. Intergenerational solidarity in health insurance has always received widespread […]

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Are older people getting a fair deal?

30th January 2008 from 1pm -1.45pm in Buswell’s Hotel The Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament invites you to join us for a Press Briefing on the issues which are important to Older People. The time has come to let you know where we stand in relation to A FAIR DEAL: THE NURSING HOME SUPPORT SCHEME, 2008. The […]

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Annual Parliament Meeting 2007

The Annual meeting of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament was held on the 13th & 14th April 2007 .  Three hundred delegates representing the Parliaments 90,000 members gathered to review the Annual Report of the years work on behalf of the Parliament and to develop new policies for the future. The year had been marked by the […]

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Historic event

In July this year Peter B Sands, Trustee of the ISCP was appointed Senator for A period of one month. Following which the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament held their monthly Executive Committee meeting in Leinster House.  

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Transport

Campaign by Irish Senior Citizens Parliament for the Introduction of a Voucher System to improve Access for Older People living in Rural Areas to Transport. One of the phenomena of the last 50 years has been the great improvement in transport both in terms of its availability and the extent to which it is used. […]

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