Saturday 25 November 2017

We need less rhetoric and more solidarity

I NOTE with admiration that Nana Mouskouri, the Greek singer and more recently European MEP, has announced she will donate her EU pension to the Greek government because she feels a duty to the country.

This theme of civic duty is equally topical on these shores with a large portion of the Irish workforce expected to shoulder an increase in the retirement age and new mandatory pension contributions.

Perhaps it is time to remove the phrase "pension entitlements" from the political lexicon.

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