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#Pensioners

# pensioners - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

ESRI: Those who live alone are at greater risk of falling below the poverty line when they retire
# State Pension
# State Pension

ESRI: Those who live alone are at greater risk of falling below the poverty line when they retire

Jul 21st 2020, 6:05 AM 9,322 Views 4 Comments

Researchers examined whether soon-to-be pensioners will have adequate income in retirement.

# pensioners - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Opinion: Signing on the dole as a pensioner was a horrible experience
# Pension Reforms
# Pension Reforms

Opinion: Signing on the dole as a pensioner was a horrible experience

Jan 22nd 2020, 10:57 AM 54,827 Views 185 Comments

They sent me to a workshop where I had to say I was interested in jobs, writes Sue Redmond, a retired health worker.

# pensioners - Friday 22 November, 2019

Some pensioners in South Dublin to be hit with council house rent rise of more than €600
# Rent Hike
# Rent Hike

Some pensioners in South Dublin to be hit with council house rent rise of more than €600

Nov 22nd 2019, 6:08 PM 34,813 Views 67 Comments

“Multi-person households” that include pensioners will not receive the €10 weekly discount.

# pensioners - Monday 22 July, 2019

'We must be more vigilant': Body of pensioner lay undiscovered in house for seven months
# Cork City
# Cork City

'We must be more vigilant': Body of pensioner lay undiscovered in house for seven months

Jul 22nd 2019, 3:44 PM 38,319 Views 15 Comments

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

# pensioners - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 11:00 PM 28,996 Views 94 Comments

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

# pensioners - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,067 Views 34 Comments

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

# pensioners - Thursday 18 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 18th 2018, 6:00 AM 59,493 Views 53 Comments

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

# pensioners - Sunday 30 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 30th 2017, 12:50 PM 38,735 Views 66 Comments

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

# pensioners - Friday 19 May, 2017

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

May 19th 2017, 8:29 PM 9,076 Views 19 Comments

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

# pensioners - Thursday 16 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 16th 2017, 6:20 AM 32,421 Views 0 Comments

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

# pensioners - Sunday 21 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 21st 2016, 10:23 AM 26,905 Views 87 Comments

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

# pensioners - Monday 21 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 21st 2015, 10:56 PM 22,121 Views 63 Comments

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

# pensioners - Monday 14 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 14th 2015, 9:31 AM 40,137 Views 138 Comments

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

# pensioners - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

No such thing as a free lunch? Not for these pensioners
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

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

Aug 12th 2015, 11:00 AM 11,549 Views 7 Comments

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

# pensioners - Friday 19 June, 2015

Niece suspected as thousands disappear from pensioner's account
# Elder Abuse
# Elder Abuse

Niece suspected as thousands disappear from pensioner's account

Jun 19th 2015, 6:12 AM 29,824 Views 13 Comments

This is just one example of elder abuse in Ireland.

# pensioners - Saturday 10 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 10th 2015, 5:20 PM 2,540 Views 0 Comments

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.

# pensioners - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Joan Burton wants to increase the Christmas Bonus again next year
# Cash Money
# Cash Money

Joan Burton wants to increase the Christmas Bonus again next year

Dec 3rd 2014, 4:29 PM 16,713 Views 183 Comments

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

# pensioners - Monday 13 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 13th 2014, 8:00 PM 7,546 Views 18 Comments

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.

# pensioners - Friday 10 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 143 Views 10 Comments

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.

# pensioners - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 8th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,161 Views 28 Comments

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

# pensioners - Monday 11 August, 2014

Pensioners could face jail over housing eviction
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Pensioners could face jail over housing eviction

Aug 11th 2014, 1:41 PM 11,331 Views 39 Comments

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

# pensioners - Friday 14 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 14th 2014, 11:06 AM 10,002 Views 28 Comments

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

# pensioners - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Burton says pension changes will give "certainty"
# Defined Benefit
# Defined Benefit

Burton says pension changes will give "certainty"

Nov 20th 2013, 10:14 AM 6,047 Views 42 Comments

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

# pensioners - Friday 25 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 25th 2013, 7:10 AM 27 Views 32 Comments

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.

# pensioners - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Oct 22nd 2013, 10:55 PM 23,090 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 22nd 2013, 8:30 PM 8,025 Views 56 Comments

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

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts
# Protest
# Protest

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:00 PM 19,469 Views 219 Comments

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.

# pensioners - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Noonan: 'No connection' between cuts for pensioners & free GP care for under 5s
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

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

Oct 15th 2013, 9:28 AM 3,867 Views 31 Comments

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

# pensioners - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# Comments
# Comments

Top readers' comments of the week

Oct 12th 2013, 11:00 AM 10,128 Views 13 Comments

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

# pensioners - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Poll: Should pensioners pay for their TV licences?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should pensioners pay for their TV licences?

Oct 10th 2013, 9:22 AM 14,450 Views 255 Comments

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

# pensioners - Monday 16 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 16th 2013, 8:16 AM 6,122 Views 24 Comments

A study by Social Justice Ireland was launched earlier today.

# pensioners - Friday 16 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 60 Views 79 Comments

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.

# pensioners - Friday 14 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 14th 2013, 6:15 AM 7,139 Views 14 Comments

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

# pensioners - Sunday 28 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 28th 2013, 5:36 PM 7,657 Views 32 Comments

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

# pensioners - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

8 things we learned from Revenue's annual report
# The Taxman
# The Taxman

8 things we learned from Revenue's annual report

Apr 24th 2013, 2:35 PM 9,021 Views 4 Comments

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

# pensioners - Thursday 21 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 21st 2013, 9:39 PM 18,269 Views 132 Comments

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

# pensioners - Thursday 7 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 7th 2013, 8:24 PM 1,925 Views 1 Comment

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

# pensioners - Friday 4 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 4th 2013, 12:14 PM 3,360 Views 6 Comments

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

# pensioners - Thursday 3 January, 2013

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

Benitez blames tiredness, not tinkering, for Chelsea loss

Jan 3rd 2013, 9:20 AM 625 Views 0 Comments

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

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