Council calls for no pension cut

Leave the old age pension alone, was the cry that went up at last week’s meeting of Portlaoise Town Council.

Leave the old age pension alone, was the cry that went up at last week’s meeting of Portlaoise Town Council.

Cllr Tom Jacob called on the Government not to reduce the pension in the upcoming budget.

“If the winter this year is anything like last year you can ask any old age pensioner how much money they have left at the end of the week,” he said.

He said if the pension was means tested it would be okay, but a blanket reduction would be unfair.