Start the discussion NOW!!July 16, 2009
to decide and start the discussion about the Ireland we all want to grow Old in.
Lets start IT Now.
Speaking today following the publication of An Bord Snip Nua Report, Máiread Hayes CEO of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament stated that “the Menu, choice and range of options in this report have the potential to detrimentally affect the lives of all Older People. The Menu ranges far and wide and if even partially implemented will have lasting consequences on the lives of all Older People”.
Noting Minister Lenihan’s remarks that “these are the choices we as a people and not just as public representatives and Government will have to face up to etc” on behalf of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament she asked, “what process is the Minister proposing to ensure that all the people can be involved in the decisions”.
The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament wants and demands to be involved in the discussions and debates about the range of options contained in the report both in its own right as an organisation and also as part of the Community and Voluntary Pillar of Social Partnership.
Concluding she said “Minister lets have a timetable and start the debate now about the kind of Ireland in which Older People will be cherished.