The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament has made a very detailed Pre-Budget Submission to Government.
Among the main points which we have stressed are:
- A commitment to protect the most vulnerable;
- An increase of €10 in the State Pension for Older People;
- The reinstatement of the Additional Payment at Christmas for pensioners (Christmas Bonus);
- Access to services as of right for all Older People and especially access to travel and the entitlement to the Travel Pass to continue to be available for all Older People”.
We are aware that these are difficult times however we should judge society by how it treats society’s most vulnerable. We continue to urge Government to demonstrate its concern by protecting Ireland’s older citizens in Budget 2010.
The quality of Older Peoples’ lives has never been more under threat! A year ago thousands of Older People protested at Dáil Éireann against the withdrawal of the medical card for the over 70s. Show that we still have the strength & solidarity to fight for our rights by your actions.
Lobby for Older People: visit, write, phone & e-mail your local TDs & public representatives.
To view or download the full Submission in pdf form (395kB) click on this link: BUDGET_2010_SUBMISSION_BY_THE_ISCP