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Saturday 20 September 2014

Attacking the elderly is simply horrible

Published 02/10/2012 | 16:13

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Dear Madam,

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I'm writing to talk about the lack of respect people have for the welfare of the elderly in our local areas.

There are so many robberies in rural Ireland.

I'm a 13-year-old student and I think it is so horrible how these poor people are being tormented and threatened.

They live in fear of being robbed and abused.

You will all too often hear on the news about the horrendous robberies of pensioner living alone.

I'm writing to ask that if you are living near elderly people living alone, please visit them at least once a week.

Imagine being in their shoes, the fear of what might happen once they lock up their house at night.

Remember getting old isn't the problem, loneliness is, Yours etc. Aoife Conlon, Aughnacloy, Geevagh, Co. Sligo.

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