Sunday 22 October 2017

Lorraine Courtney: Noonan ignored young people - now it's time we started to get really angry

Cartoonist: Ken Lee
Cartoonist: Ken Lee

Lorraine Courtney

Most societies consider young people "the future", a generation that should be encouraged and nourished, but yesterday's Budget couldn't have tried harder to ignore us.

The young don't always vote, so we don't matter and the Government has skewed absolutely everything toward protecting the interests of older generations instead.

The State pension will increase by €5. All weekly social welfare payments, including the carer's allowance, disability allowance and jobseeker's benefit and allowance, will rise by €5 per week.

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