Monday 23 January 2017

Unjust disability cuts are not on

Published 26/11/2010 | 05:00

The Government will not touch old age pensions because of the previous backlash over medical cards for the over-70s.

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However, when disability payments were cut in last year's Budget, there was not one whimper of protest to be heard in support of those who were unable to take to the streets to highlight the injustice of these cuts.

I call upon TDs from every party to stand up for what is right and reject any Budget which penalises the disabled and their carers.

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