Moville pensioners unite against ‘outrageous, shocking’ Budget
Angry pensioners from Moville have hit out at the Budget cuts, which they say is a “slap in the face” to older people in Inishowen.
Taobh na Cille residents Michael McDermott and Sister Finian have been shocked by the extent of the cuts which Budget 2014 will have on pensioners.
Sr. Finian said residents in Taobh na Cille, which is a sheltered housing scheme for older people, have been greatly affected by the Budget cuts.
“The budget has been shocking,” exclaimed Sr. Finian. “It is a slap in the face to people who are trying to keep a home – it is outrageous that a Government would do this, it maddens me so much.
“It’s just a disgrace that they would inflict this agony on people – I feel they are holding the country to ransom. People are living in worry about how they are going to make ends meet at the end of the week.”
She added: “The increased prescription charge will have a massive impact. I am on 12 different tablets a day so that will cost me €25 a month – that is a lot of money.
“As well cutting telephone allowance as well is unthinkable – I just disconnected my landline when I heard that yesterday – I just couldn’t cope,” said the Moville based nun.
Sr. Finian said she did feel “sad for young people” who she believes have also been unfairly hit in the Budget.
“This Budget is going to cause more and more young people to emigrate, they are leaving the country dead, it’s a very sad time and people are very upset.”
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