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Annual Parliament 2011

February 7, 2011

ISCP NOTICE

Annual Parliament Meeting (APM) 2011
in the Liberty Hall Theatre & Conference Centre
from 1.45pm on Friday 11 March
to 1.00pm Saturday 12 March 2011

The Annual Parliament provides the Parliament’s 400 affiliated member organisations with an opportunity to promote the views of older people, to set policy for the Parliament and to elect officers for the coming year.

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Older People facing serious issues

March 26, 2010

Older People are facing a variety of challenges in their lives today – now more so than ever before – according to the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament.

Voice of the elderly2009 brought Irish people the continuing banking and credit crisis, the Nursing Home Support Scheme, the introduction of the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), the “Bord Snip Nua” Report, a supplementary Budget as well as Budget 2010, the continuation of the over-70s Medical Card crisis and the withdrawal of the Additional Christmas Payment. There were further threats to cut existing and future pensions and other entitlements as well a promise of further levies.

We face in 2010 the prospect of a Carbon Tax, metered water charges, the introduction of prescription charges and a decrease or abolition in waivers for waste charges as well as VAT on local authority charges. The over-70s medical card debacle continues with the backlog in renewing medical cards. We also perceive an effort to abolish all Universal Payments and in particular to change some of the entitlements for Older People.

These and other issues will be discussed at the Annual Parliament Meeting of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament this weekend. The ISCP urges the incoming Minister for Older People to implement the vision set out in “Towards 2016” and provide the necessary supports to enable Older People to maintain their health and well-being as well as to live active and full lives in an independent way in their own homes and communities.

The 14th Annual Parliament of the ISCP will take place in the Liberty Hall Theatre & Conference Centre from 2.00pm today, Friday 26 March, to 1.00pm Saturday 27 March 2010. The Annual Parliament provides the ISCP’s affiliated member organisations with an opportunity to promote the views of older people, to set policy for the Parliament and to elect officers for the coming year.

Among the issues to be discussed at the Annual Parliament will be pensions, medical cards, prescription charges, water charges and the withdrawal of the Additional payment at Christmas.

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President Mary McAleese to address Senior Citizens Parliament

March 25, 2010

The President of Ireland, Mary McAleese will address the Annual Parliament Meeting of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament on Friday 26th March at 15.30 pm. The Parliament are delighted that the President has taken time out from her busy schedule to attend at the Parliament Meeting and to address the delegates gathered there to welcome her.

The ISCP are only too well aware of the commitment of President McAleese to Older People and are delighted that she will address the meeting.

Senior citizens are aware of the position that Ireland faces at this time as a result of the downturn in the economy. They are concerned for themselves and for their children and grandchildren. It is truly a time for intergenerational solidarity something which President McAleese in her Presidency has been keen to encourage and nurture.

Delegates from all parts of Ireland will discus the issues which are important to them in their daily lives. Sylvia Meehan a long-time champion of equal rights, President of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament and a winner of a “Rehab People of the Year” award 2009 will chair the Parliament Meeting.

The 14th Annual Parliament of the ISCP will take place in the Liberty Hall Theatre & Conference Centre from 2.00pm on Friday 26 March to 1.00pm Saturday 27 March 2010. The Annual Parliament provides the ISCP’s affiliated member organisations with an opportunity to promote the views of older people, to set policy for the Parliament and to elect officers for the coming year.

Among the issues to be discussed at the Annual Parliament will be pensions, medical cards, prescription charges, water charges and the withdrawal of the Additional payment at Christmas.

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ISCP Annual Parliament 2009

April 17, 2009

sylvia-meehanSpeaking today at the Annual Parliament Meeting, Senior Citizens’ Parliament President Sylvia Meehan expressed the deep shock which Older People are feeling as a result of the removal of the Christmas Bonus for all Social Welfare Recipients.

Ms Meehan said that it was the equivalent of a 2% reduction in State Pension for Old Age pension recipients. She called on Government behalf of the Older People of Ireland to reconsider the decision to withdraw this payment.

Continuing she said “Older People living in fuel inefficient houses will, she warned, be colder and poorer this year unless this decision is reversed.”

The Parliament meeting continues today and tomorrow in the Dublin Institute of Technology, Gleeson Hall, Kevin Street, Dublin 8, 17th April & Saturday 18th April 2009.

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DÍOMÁ DOMHAIN AR SEANÓIRÍ FAOI EASPA BÓNAS NA NOLLAG

Agus í ag caint inniu ag Parlaimint Chinnbhliana Seanóirí na hÉireann, léirigh Uachtarán na Parlaiminte, Sylvia Meehan, an suaitheadh domhain atá sean-mhuintear na hÉireann mar gheall ar an ghearradh siar ar bhónas na Nollag dóibh siúd atá i dteideal cabhair leasa shóisialaigh.

Dúirt Sylvia gurb ionann an ghearradh seo agus ísliú 2% ar phinsin an Stáit. Mhol sí go láidir don Rialtas ath-mhachnamh a dhéanamh ar an gcine seo.

Ag leanúint ar aghaidh, “tá cónaí ar sean-daoine i dtithe a chuireann breosla amú – beidh na daoine seo níos fuara agus níos boichte tráth Nollag na bliana seo muna thagann athrú iomlán ar an gcine seo” arsa Uachtarán na Parlaiminte.

Leanann Parlaimint Chinnbhliana Seanóirí na hÉireann inniu agus amárach (Dé Satharn) in Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Átha Cliath, Sráid Chaoimhín.

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