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Cuts hit the vulnerable

I ABSOLUTELY abhor the Government’s decision to abolish the Christmas Bonus given to social welfare recipients.

The decision to cut this allowance is detrimental to our older citizens who paid their fair dues to society during their working years. The loss amounts to 2% in the annual income for people on social welfare.

Young people having to live on social welfare through no fault of their own will also be affected.

Why are the vulnerable been held responsible for the developers and investors who reaped the rewards during the Celtic Tiger? Come Christmas, the loan sharks of Ireland will be gnawing at the doors of the vulnerable.

Fiona Ni Chorcorain

Arbour Heights

Carrigaline

Co Cork


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