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We Must Protect Pensioners Medical Cards

An elderly couple wait to cross the road. Photograph Copyright Gary Knight https://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/

An elderly couple wait to cross the road. Photograph Copyright Gary Knight https://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/

Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Kildare North Cllr Frank O’Rourke has strongly criticised the Government for targeting Pensioners for medical card cutbacks over the last year.

Cllr O’Rourke made the comments after receiving information which shows the Government removed 16,356 medical cards from pensioners between April 2014 and April 2015. Over 400 medical cards were removed from the pensioners in Kildare alone.   Continue reading