Pension money stolen in shop
Sir - Last weekend, when I went to the checkout at a supermarket in Rathmines, Dublin 6, to pay for my shopping, I discovered my purse was missing. I nearly fainted, as I had just withdrawn €500 of my pension money to pay my monthly bills.
I will be 85 years old in August. And even though I have had mobility problems since birth, it didn't stop me working hard for 55 years. I get a State pension of €257.30 a week, and from that, I have to pay my ESB and telephone accounts, and buy groceries.
Even though it was hard, I paid the water charges, too. When I realised what had happened, I cried. I couldn't help it. I felt so bad. I have absolutely no family to help me out.