Tuesday 17 January 2017

Pensioners won't forget

Published 22/01/2012 | 05:00

Sir -- As a senior citizen in receipt of a pension, I'm beginning to realise just how important I am to this present Government. I know that I'm not alone in this, being one of the 115,000 pensioners to have received the recent tax threat.

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We can see now what we voted in. Just when we had digested the bad news of charges for septic tank inspections and the charges of replacing them if deemed necessary and the €100 levy on every household in the country, we are kicked again in the teeth with a tax bill.

After 12 months in office, the Government has enabled two departments to communicate with each other and so now they can chase down the senior citizens of Ireland. Rumours abound that our free travel passes could be next in line to be axed or cut in some way.

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