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Deputy Seamus Healy has condemned Tánaiste Joan Burton for one of the meanest cuts yet.
Having insulted pensioners with a miserly €3 per week budget increase she now has instructed officers of the Department of Social Welfare to cut that €3 from sick pensioners who require a Special Diet.
Hard to believe – yes, Well I am attaching a copy of the cut notification received by a 90 year old pensioner (personal details are excluded).
This is one of the many cuts targeting pensioners such as abolition of telephone allowance, reduction in household benefits package, reduction in fuel allowance, increased prescription charges, abolition of the bereavement grant and the list goes on.
Deputy Healy has called on Labour Party Tánaiste Joan Burton T.D. to reverse this cut immediately.

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Seamus Healy TD ​​
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imageAt 2pm today we march in Clonmel not just against the water charges but we march for change.

 

We march for the Right to:

 

– Have a health service which is fit for purpose.

 

– Education, including the restoration and increased provision of SNA’s, and an education which is truly free.

 

– Have gainful and decent employment which would provide dignity, respect and a living wage.

 

– Democratic Reform where citizens are at the heart of decision making.

 

– Housing, and to end homelessness and clearing of social housing waiting lists.

 

– Sustainable Energy, fighting climate change is not a ‘cost’ – it is a necessary strategy for human survival.

 

– Natural Resources. The assets of our nation were declared in the 1916 Proclamation as belonging to the citizens of Ireland, a Proclamation which
also pledged to cherish all the citizens of the state equally. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is one of the biggest threats to people’s ability to provide labour, social, and environmental protection and represents a proposed transfer of economic and political sovereignty from the Irish citizens to multi-national corporations.

 

– Equality, the right to equality encompasses social and economic rights which are implied and un-enumerated rights in our Constitution. These rights should be protected in legislation which will address the issues of poverty.

 

– Debt Justice, as past recklessness of financial speculation is imposing an intolerable burden on people’s future.

 

Just us at the Main Guard, Clonmel at 2pm.

 

Seamus Healy TD – 0872802199


Deputy Seamus Healy has called on Minister Phil Hogan to immediately instruct Irish Water to clear blocked sewers. This problem is now evident in several areas of Clonmel and further afield.

Very serious public health and safety issues are arising as a result of the failure of Irish Water to Clear these sewers.

Local authorities have done this work in the past and Irish Water which has assumed the water and waste water responsibilities of local authorities must now carry out this work.

Urgent and immediate action by Minister Hogan and Irish Water is now required.

Seamus Healy TD 087-2802199



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