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Sinn Féin launches Citizens Charter for Older People

19 January, 2016 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Speaking at the launch of Sinn Féin’s Citizens Charter for Older People today Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald said;

“We all share the common dream to live long and grow old in Ireland with dignity, security and equality.

“The reality for many of our older citizens under this government is that family members have been lost to emigration, they can no longer rely on the health service and they have to struggle daily to heat homes and meet their bills. This government has cuts benefits and introduced water and property charges.

“Sinn Féin believes that the equality promised in the proclamation must be shared by all citizens. Today we have published a charter for older people. Sinn Féin is committed to ending the trolley crisis in our hospitals, end prescriptions charges and delivering a universal health care system.

“We will support our older citizens by ending water and property charges and delivering a dignified income. We will invest in sheltered accommodation and warm homes, in additional Gardaí an in free transport.

“Sinn Féin will deliver dignity, security and equality for our older people so that we can all live long and grow old in Ireland.”


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