Tag: Pension

Was this a Restorative Budget for Older people?

In our Pre-Budget Submission we looked, not just for increases for older people for 2017/2018 but for a Programme of Recovery for Older People 2018-2020 in which government would outline their intentions and plans for older people. Naively, we expected there would be a plan, because in the run up to the BUDGET  there were promises, that […]

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Media Statement: Budget 2018

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament (ISCP), representing 300 affiliated organisations calls on all those involved in the BUDGET 2018 negotiations to remember their election promises to Older People and to ensure that Budget 2018 measures, incrementally seek the implementation of A Programme of Recovery for Older People 2018-2020 We now need concrete proposals and timelines which […]

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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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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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Budget 2016

A Start But More To Do Towards a Programme of Recovery for Older People 2016-2018 The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament welcomes Budget 2016 as a start in the process of Recovery for Older People and commit to our members that over the next two years we will continue to press and advocate for increased income and […]

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Senior Citizens Seek Recovery Programme For Older People

PRE-BUDGET / ELECTION SUBMISSION 2016 ECONOMY IN RECOVERY All the indicators are that we are in RECOVERY. In their Spring Economic Statement government said that their expected spend for BUDGET 2016 will be €1.2-€1.5billion. January 2016 will start a phased three year process of restoration to public sector workers and pensioners of cuts imposed under […]

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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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APM News in Brief 2014 Irish Senior Citizens Parliament 2014

The Annual Parliament Meeting 2014 took place in the Liberty Hall Theatre & Conference Centre on 13th & 14th May 2014 at which the following Officers and Executive Committee were elected to serve for the coming year President: John Walsh Vice-President: Nell Foley Hon. Secretary: Evelyn Moran Treasurer: Ena O’Mahoney Trustees: John Tierney, John J. […]

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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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