Wednesday 18 January 2017

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

Lorraine Courtney

Published 13/10/2016 | 02:30

Cartoonist: Ken Lee
Cartoonist: Ken Lee

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.

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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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