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The time spent caring for family is not only ignored - it actually hurts your retirement

Orla O’Connor of the National Women’s Council, Marie O’Toole of the Irish Countywomen’s Association and Lorraine Fitzsimons of Age Action urging support for our petition for a fair State Pension.
Written by: John Church
CEO

Yesterday’s budget did very little for tens of thousands of pensioners losing as much as €1,500 a year for taking time out of the workforce to care for their families. They won’t even get the five euro they read about in yesterday’s paper.

Politicians must act: growing old shouldn't mean being afraid

Age Action members launching their 2016 election manifesto
Written by: Justin Moran
Head of Advocacy & Communications

“I cannot afford either life or home insurance,” she wrote. “I have to go to bed early to save on heating and electricity. My husband passed away last year and I still have not paid off his funeral expenses. We did have life insurance but they cut it because we couldn’t keep up the payments.”

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