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From TheJournal.ie 'A recovery for whom?': Government slammed for refusal to reintroduce free passport for pensioners Austerity Measure

'A recovery for whom?': Government slammed for refusal to reintroduce free passport for pensioners

Free passports for pensioners were done away with under austerity measures, but there are calls now to bring it back.

From TheJournal.ie Some pensioners to begin getting €130 a year phone bill allowance to prevent 'social isolation' Telephone Allowance

Some pensioners to begin getting €130 a year phone bill allowance to prevent 'social isolation'

Minister Regina Doherty said it’s important to stay in contact with family and friends as we get older.

From TheJournal.ie 'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension' Marriage Bar

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises Money In The Pocket

The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises

“We are working towards increasing the pension in the next budget,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish Tories say country is 'too cold' to means-test winter fuel payments

Scottish Tories say country is 'too cold' to means-test winter fuel payments

The Conservative Party wants the payment to be means-tested in other parts of the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Serial burglar who targets pensioners sentenced to 144 years in prison over his criminal career Anthony Connors

Serial burglar who targets pensioners sentenced to 144 years in prison over his criminal career

Connors told the couple he “had mates waiting outside” and said he would set the apartment on fire.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the state pension should be increased? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the state pension should be increased?

Fianna Fáil wants a €5 increase for pensioners in the next Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week Age Action

Irish pensioners made to choose between heat and food need extra €5 a week

Age Action is calling for increases to the State pension and the living alone allowance.

From TheJournal.ie People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year Promises

People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year

The bonus is paid to long-term welfare claimants such as jobseekers, pensioners, carers, lone-parents and those with a disability.

From TheJournal.ie No such thing as a free lunch? Not for these pensioners Take A Break

No such thing as a free lunch? Not for these pensioners

Take a break and read about this random act of kindness.

From TheJournal.ie Niece suspected as thousands disappear from pensioner's account Elder Abuse

Niece suspected as thousands disappear from pensioner's account

This is just one example of elder abuse in Ireland.

From The42 Oscar and Costa strike as leaders Chelsea take advantage of Man City's slip-up Pensioners

Oscar and Costa strike as leaders Chelsea take advantage of Man City's slip-up

Jose Mourinho’s men are now two points clear at the top of the table after a 2-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton wants to increase the Christmas Bonus again next year Cash Money

Joan Burton wants to increase the Christmas Bonus again next year

The Tánaiste is in a giving mood and says the partial restoration of the bonus this year is “a start”.

From TheJournal.ie Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015? Budget 2015

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health World Mental Health Day

Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health

Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.

From TheJournal.ie Pensioners are now having to 'choose between food and fuel and medication' Christmas Bonus

Pensioners are now having to 'choose between food and fuel and medication'

Age Action says it would welcome the return of the Christmas Bonus in next week’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Pensioners could face jail over housing eviction Homelessness

Pensioners could face jail over housing eviction

Martin and Violet Coyne face homelessness after alternative accommodation falls through.

From TheJournal.ie €10,000 reward offered for information on gang attacking pensioners in Donegal Community Spirit

€10,000 reward offered for information on gang attacking pensioners in Donegal

The community have come together to try and put an end to the attacks on the elderly.

From TheJournal.ie Burton says pension changes will give "certainty" Defined Benefit

Burton says pension changes will give "certainty"

Joan Burton says that the Government hopes that uses of the new law will be a “rare event”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all Opinion

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all

Budget 2014 hit the most vulnerable elements of society – not the young, the sick, the old, or pregnant alone. We need to show intergenerational solidarity and stand together against this injustice, writes Peter Kavanagh.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the pensioners’ protest, a little girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin and the NSA spying on the French.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Pensioners at today's protest believe the worst is yet to come Vox Pop

VIDEO: Pensioners at today's protest believe the worst is yet to come

One worries that without the telephone allowance her emergency alarm will be cut off. Another wishes he had never moved back to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts Protest This post contains images

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts

The crowd at Leinster House was predominantly made up of elderly people who oppose cuts to medical cards for over 70s and other measures announced in last week’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: 'No connection' between cuts for pensioners & free GP care for under 5s Budget 2014

Noonan: 'No connection' between cuts for pensioners & free GP care for under 5s

The Minister’s been speaking to reporters on his way into the final Cabinet meeting ahead of Budget 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week Comments

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should pensioners pay for their TV licences? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should pensioners pay for their TV licences?

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary thinks free television licences and free travel for over 65s should be done away with. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Cut in private pension tax break could facilitate universal pension for all over 65s Pensions

Cut in private pension tax break could facilitate universal pension for all over 65s

A study by Social Justice Ireland was launched earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick Opinion

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick

With the number of older people in consistent poverty doubling over just one year, pensioner Gordon* explains what daily life is like for him – and how he fears for the future.

From TheJournal.ie New EU-funded device detects when a pensioner has a bad fall Bad Hip

New EU-funded device detects when a pensioner has a bad fall

Around 20 per cent of elderly people receive hospital care every year after a fall.

From TheJournal.ie Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need' Britain

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'

Free bus travel, free television licences, heating bill payments – one Conservative minister in Britain has suggested rich pensioners may not need them all.

From TheJournal.ie 8 things we learned from Revenue's annual report The Taxman

8 things we learned from Revenue's annual report

Nearly 100 million cigarettes, a million litres of fuel and nearly €50 million of drugs were seized by Revenue last year.

From TheJournal.ie 20,000 people over 70 to lose medical cards under new legislation Medical Cards

20,000 people over 70 to lose medical cards under new legislation

However Minister of State Alex White said that medical card coverage of the over 70s population stands at 97 per cent.

From The42 Torres knocks but goals won't go in as Chelsea lose in Romania Europa League

Torres knocks but goals won't go in as Chelsea lose in Romania

“The most disappointing thing is that we did not score,” opined Chelsea stopper Petr Cech.

From The42 'Devastated' JT wants Chelsea to retire Lampard's No8 shirt Pensioners

'Devastated' JT wants Chelsea to retire Lampard's No8 shirt

The Chelsea captain is upset at the news that his long-time team-mate looks set to leave the London club.

From The42 Benitez blames tiredness, not tinkering, for Chelsea loss Pensioners

Benitez blames tiredness, not tinkering, for Chelsea loss

The Spaniard also revealed that the Demba Ba transfer has yet to be officially confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Medical cards are a hot issue – but the Government shouldn’t shy away Opinion

Column: Medical cards are a hot issue – but the Government shouldn’t shy away

Means-testing medical cards for the elderly got a previous government in trouble – but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea, writes Eoin Lynch.

From The42 Benitez: Lampard and Cole set to leave Chelsea Old Guard

Benitez: Lampard and Cole set to leave Chelsea

The Pensioners’ new interim manager says the experienced pair could depart at the end of the season.

From The42 Benitez to name Zenden as his No.2 - Report Reacquainted

Benitez to name Zenden as his No.2 - Report

The Dutchman’s father claims that the former midfielder will become Chelsea’s new assistant manager.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should free travel for pensioners be means-tested? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should free travel for pensioners be means-tested?

Reports today suggest the Government is considering bringing in an income threshrold for pensioners to receive their free travel. Good idea? Bad idea?

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