Posts Tagged ‘No To Austerity’

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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.

 

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More than Fifty Shades of Grey with a touch of Green

November 15, 2012

“No To Austerity!”

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament (ISCP) will be taking part in the anti-austerity march & rally being organised by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions on Saturday 24 November 2012.

“We are calling on all older people from around the country and especially those in the Greater Dublin area to join us”, said Máiréad Hayes, CEO of the ISCP. “We want our members and friends and families to march in protest at the cuts and in support of investment and job creation.”

The Parliament is asking their members to dress in shades of grey with a sprig of green. “The grey of austerity must be offset with the green shoots of hope”, continued Ms. Hayes. “There are a wide variety of older people in Irish society and this will be reflected in the shades of grey we will wear on the march. Older people are working, retired and unemployed. They are able bodied and disabled. They are carers and they are being cared for. They are living alone or in families or in homes.”

“However we stand together in 2012, the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, with all those suffering under the austerity budgets and those struggling to survive on the brink of poverty”, concluded Ms. Hayes. “Older people and their families are all too familiar with the effects of the cutbacks on the most vulnerable in Irish society.”