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Fionnan Sheahan: Scaremongers fail to realise the impact it has on ordinary people

Published 12/08/2013 | 05:00

'Do I get rid of the cat if the €10 a week goes off the pension and I can't afford to feed it anymore?"

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Age Action's Eamon Timmins, an articulate and compassionate campaigner for the elderly, offers a thought-provoking insight into the kinds of choices pensioners face in weighing up how to make ends meet when their income is cut.

Mr Timmins has come across plenty of cases of pensioners already having to choose between heating and eating as their bills mount.

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