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Breda O’Malley RIP

We are sorry to advise that our former Executive Committee member, Breda O’Malley, passed away on Friday, the 1st of September. Breda represented Westport ARA on the Executive Committee of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament from 2000-2013 and in that time she served as Honorary Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee and as a Director.  An outstanding example […]

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Media Statement: The Fair Deal & Vacant Housing

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament (ISCP) is concerned at statements from the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy relating to the possible alteration of rules to the Fair Deal regarding the leasing out of vacant property by older people. Though at this stage, details of potential changes remain unclear, we feel that […]

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Media Statement – Budget 2018

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament (ISCP), representing 330 affiliated organisations, is calling for the delivery of election promises in Budget 2018. Tomorrow at the Department of Employment and Social Protection Pre-Budget Forum in Dublin Castle, we look forward to discussing with Minister Regina Doherty T.D the EXPECTATIONS of older people for BUDGET  2018 We seek in BUDGET 2018 the implementation of A Programme of Recovery for Older People 2018-2020. […]

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Submit your views on Home Care

The Department of Health has launched a public consultation process on the future of Home Care in Ireland. It is so important that your views on such an essential service are clearly heard, in order to ensure a decent, equitable and sustainable Home Care system in Ireland. The Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament will be delivering […]

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‘Cashless’ banks & older people

The Irish Senior Citizens’ Parliament views with dismay the announcement by Bank of Ireland of significant changes to the level of service which will be available in up to 80% of their branches across the country within the next few months. The Parliament view is that these changes will restrict the ability of many, across […]

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Wexford Afternoon Tea Dance

Fancy a trip to Wexford Town in the sunny south east? Well dust down your dancing shoes, get that rhythm going and come along on Sunday 2nd April 2017 to Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford Town at 3.00pm. The band and the floor await your ‘twinkle toes’. Take that ‘necessary trip’. Young or old, you can […]

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Solvent firms should not be allowed to walk away

MEDIA RELEASE Protect Pensions and Stop Solvent Firms walking away from their responsibilities Tomorrow Seanad Éireann under the Social Welfare Bill 2016 will debate an amendment to the Pensions Act 1990 by inserting a new section 48A. If passed this new section will ensure that A solvent firm shall not be allowed to close a defined benefit pension scheme except where […]

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Pensioners have waited long enough

Pensions increase must be paid from January 2017 Reports from media sources today bring us the good news that the amount of money available to Government for BUDGET 2017 has increased by at least €200 million bringing total available spend to at least €1.2billion. At the same time media sources also report that the payment of the “promised” […]

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