Saturday 21 January 2017

Elderly suffer as elite untouched

Published 17/11/2010 | 05:00

The 'household benefits package' is actually a cost-effective method of saving the State money as it helps to keep frail Irish elderly people warm, wanted and in touch with their friends and the world at large.

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It is also an effective, farsighted and compassionate way of enabling many vulnerable pensioners to avoid the misery of chronic ill-health.

A number of petty little skinflints are now suggesting that pensioners be stripped of this sensible and hard-earned concession. No doubt they are afraid to tackle the real problem: the criminal, wanton waste that continues apace at almost every level of our well-insulated, untouchable Irish elite.

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