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Decision: Regina Doherty is Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Decision: Regina Doherty is Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Decision: Regina Doherty is Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection

There are no plans by Irish authorities to follow Britain's example of taking away free television licences from pensioners, the Government has confirmed.

Huge numbers of elderly people in the UK have expressed anger at the BBC's announcement last Monday that it is scrapping free TV licences for the majority of people in Britain over the age of 75.

While more than a million households in the UK will still receive free TV licences, some 3.7 million British pensioners aged over 75 will lose their entitlement to a licence.


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