The Government is making a fresh push to entice older people to move out of their family homes and free up housing by gauging their interest in a series of financial and property incentives in the run-up to the next budget.
There are myriad examples of how that vague, mercurial entity “the market” has not delivered on the promise of the better future its champions assured us was inevitable once we placed our faith in investors and entrepreneurs.
At least 125 vulnerable people needed emergency payments to heat their homes during the Beast from the East storm — payments which were only guaranteed after the Government was forced to backtrack and provide the vital supports for those at risk.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing an angry public backlash after saying he will not write a “blank cheque” or “pick up the bill” for elderly people who keep their heating on constantly during the sub-zero ‘Beast From The East’ storm.
It’s nice to feel loved, isn’t it? As the clock slowly ticks down to budget day tomorrow, pensioners, blind people, widows, carers and people with disabilities have seemingly been at the forefront of every politicians’ mind.
IT can be a very delicate subject to bring up, but one that needs to be addressed as part of the aging process — at what point should the older generation start giving the younger information and possibly some control of their elders’ financial situation? has some advice
The Coalition will today move to prove the economic recovery is benefiting every section of society by returning 75% of the Christmas bonus to struggling pensioners and social-welfare recipients — up from the 50% that had been flagged.