Archive for November, 2012

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BUDGET 2013 WILL AFFECT YOU

November 30, 2012

ACT NOW 

Some key elements of Budget 2013 are emerging through targeted leaks. All or most of them have the potential to affect you, your family and extended family. Many seem like proposals that may well emerge others may be just kite flying.

However NOW is the time to act if you do not agree with what is being proposed. I am urging you all to contact your local Dáil Deputy, Senator and local representatives to voice your concern. Do not delay, you must act this weekend. Go to their clinics, telephone them send a letter or an email.

Express your concerns in a quiet and dignified manner, that way they will listen. Tell them how austerity has affected you and your family’s lives.

Show them how you will be affected if you have lose a benefit or have to make new payments.

Remember everything is still on the table and there is still time to influence the outcome of the Budget process. Please pass this message to your friends, members of your groups and any other contacts you have.

NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE SURE THE VOICE OF OLDER PEOPLE IS HEARD & HEEDED

ENDS

Contact details: 

Mairead Hayes 

Email:  mairead@seniors.ie

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ISCP fights the HITS

November 26, 2012

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ISCP shows solidarity across the generations

November 25, 2012

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ISCP against the HITS

November 24, 2012

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50 Greys in Shades

November 23, 2012

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament urges all our members, friends and supporters to join us tomorrow, November 24, on the anti-austerity march & rally in Dublin.

We will meet at Cathal Brugha Street  (just off O’Connell Street) at 12.45 pm. Look out for the ISCP banner.

We march in protest at the cuts and in support of investment and job creation. We march in solidarity with those of all ages affected by this recession. We march with dignity & respect.

Hints:

  • Dress in grey and wear your shades. Add a hint of green.
  • Wrap up well against the cold.
  • Bring a banner if you have one.
  • Make up and bring your placards.
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Across the generations we stand

November 21, 2012

Older people are suffering the ill effects of the cutbacks and they stand in solidarity with their children & grandchildren who are also suffering.

This is why the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament will proudly march alongside trade unions and other community groups before Budget 2013 on Saturday next to say “No to Austerity”. We are asking all our members around the country to walk alongside us with dignity & respect to show the Coalition government that we have had enough of the recession, enough of the cuts to income and enough of the threats to the travel pass. The last Budget saw a vicious cut to the means tested fuel allowance thus increasing fuel poverty.

So walk alongside us … but wrap up warm with good shoes and scarves and gloves. This time however we want you to wear different shades of grey to symbolise the many hits we’ve taken. But we are not without hope – wear a sprig of green as well to show that we still have hope. And what about some “Greys in Shades” – wear some sunglasses as well.

Lastly what about some placards? We’ll have some but we encourage you to make your own & bring them with you. Your own words are always best but here are some possible slogans you could have on your placards:

  • We’ve paid for our Pensions
  • For a proper health service
  • Keep Older People Warm & Mobile
  • Fair Pensions for all
  • For dignity & respect
  • For a better, fairer old age
  • A Fairer Ireland for Older People
  • HITS – Health, Income, Travel, Security
  • Hit the bankers – Not the pensioners
  • Bash Bankers – Not Pensioners
  • We all stand together
  • Hands off our Pensions
  • We’ve paid for our pass
  • No more austerity
  • Enough is Enough
  • No more cuts
  • We’re all in it together
  • Why not just shoot us?
  • Never too old to suffer
  • No Country for Old Men … or Old Women
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Shades of Grey & a little green

November 16, 2012

MEETING POINT FOR OUR SUPPORTERS

SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER, 2012

Meeting Point: Cathal Brugha Street  (just off O’Connell Street) look out for our banner

Time: 12.45 pm

Theme for ISCP: “More than 50 Shades of Grey and Green”

Bring your own poster or banner and remember “a picture paints a thousand words”.

So please use your wonderful imaginations to highlight YOUR burning issues

Remember also we are asking all our participants to dress in Shades of Grey with a sprig of Green.
Also to wear Sun Glasses (Shades!!)

Queries to 01 856 1243 or email info@seniors.ie.
Check our website http://www.seniors.ie and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Wrap up well and please join us.