Labour Senator Denis Land has criticised ‘groundless media speculation’ that the Government are planning to cut Old Age Pensions in the upcoming October Budget.
Carrick On Suir based Senator Landy has confirmed from a senior Labour Party source that there is a commitment in the Programme for Government not to reduce the Old Age Pensions and further that the matter is “not being contemplated by Government and isn’t going to be and won’t be”.
A long serving public representative, Senator Landy says that he has been inundated with queries from elderly people calling into his constituency office and contacting him by phone seeking clarity on this issue.
“Elderly people are under enough pressure having to make choices between eating or heating at different times of the year without being subjected to further worry emanating from these baseless kite flying statements. I am calling for political commentators to stop flying baseless political kites and desist from raising unnecessary worry and distress among the elderly and vulnerable in our society” Commented Senator Landy.