Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ireland:15,000 Old Age Pensioners Demonstrate Outside the Dail

15,000 Irish Old Age pensioners demonstrate outside the Dail to condemn the FF/Green/PD Government's decision to end universal entitlement to the Medical Card for over 70s. The decision of the Government to backtrack on its original proposal and to exclude 5% of the pensioners from entitlement, has failed to mollify the pensioners who fear that the breach of universality is the thin edge of the wedge to erode other entitlements.

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