ALONE reaction to Budget 2020: By not increasing supports, we are leaving thousands of older people vulnerable

Moynihan, CEO of ALONE   Older people across the country will be frustrated at this year’s Budget, which has given very little back to older people experiencing financial, health and housing difficulties, and left them vulnerable to the impact of Brexit. While the Budget addressed issues such as climate change, we at ALONE believe that […]

Doubling of Fuel Allowance was the only humane option – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision to offer an extra week’s Fuel Allowance to all recipients for this coming week. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty confirmed that 330,000 people will be given €45 instead of the standard payment of €22.50: “I am satisfied that the government […]

Seamus Healy TD accuses Government of Causing Extra Winter Deaths Through Fuel allowance Cuts

Healy Questions Taoiseach on Fuel Poverty—–Leaders Questions to the Taoiseach -Yesterday 3.40 Dáil Eireann The Taoiseach refused to answer a question from Seamus Healy TD as to whether the Government would show some compassion and restore the cuts in fuel allowances and free heating units to the old and the poor which were introduced since […]

Healy Accuses Taoiseach-Your Cuts to Fuel Allowances are causing extra premature eaths in winter

During his Question to the Taoiseach to-Day Seamus Healy TD for the Technical Group, accuse the government of causing extra additional winter deaths by cutting fuel allowances and free heating units Before your Government reduced the heating period by 6 weeks Research, publicly funded by  Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)  and directed by […]