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.
Seamus Healy TD
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