Brady criticises TV licence plans
Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has criticised British government plans to end free TV licences for over 75s.
The Newry and Armagh MP said:
"This is yet another example of the Tories penalising large sections of our society.
"This move could put the price of a TV licence beyond some pensioners which would increase isolation and have a negative impact on their mental health.
"Older people who are in receipt of pension credits will still be able to avail of free TV licences so I would encourage pensions to check if they are eligible."