Tag: Fair Deal

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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Bury Austerity In Budget 2015

Pre-Budget Submission 2015 We are pleased to note that at last there appears to be light at the end of a very long period of austerity and hopefully we can soon “DECENTLY BURY AUSTERITY”. An examination of the position shows very clearly that while the basic rate of pension has remained the  same, the value […]

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Right Of Audience For Pensioners

NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament notes that the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T.D. on behalf of the government has published the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill (No 2) and that it will be befere Seanad Eireann tomorrow Tuesday 26th November. The Bill will change the  Priority Order for […]

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Stop the Austerity

IRISH SENIOR Citizens  Pre-Budget Submission Budget 2014 must have a strong message of HOPE. It must be FAIR to ALL across the lifecycle and must not seek to ignite fires between the generations. Citizens young and old are suffering from AUSTERITY FATIGUE. We welcome the fact that the State Pension has been maintained at the […]

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APM 2010 – Motions

Two Emergency Motions were passed at the APM. The first motion called on the Government to address without delay the current dispute in the public services due to the effect it was having on Older People in relation to pensions and other social and medical services. This motion was proposed by the Finglas Division of the ISCP […]

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Annual Parliament Meeting – 26-27 March 2010

Do you want to hear what Older People think about Ireland 2010? Much, Oh So Much, has changed since our last Annual Parliament Meeting. Come along to the Liberty Hall Theatre and Conference Centre on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 March to hear what our senior citizens have to say about these changes and how […]

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Assistance to Pensioners and welfare recipients

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament supports the call for Assistance to Pensioners and welfare recipients Action is needed now to ensure that people have heat and hot food. We ask the Minister for Social and Family Affairs to make a hardship payment to pensioners and welfare recipients of a sum equivalent to one week’s pension or welfare payment. With weather […]

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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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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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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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