Meanwhile, In The Dáil

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RTÉ reports:

The Government has lost a Dáil vote on pension equality legislation proposed by Sinn Féin. The Government’s counter-motion was defeated by 83 votes to 49 after Fianna Fáil voted with Sinn Féin.

The original Sinn Féin motion was put forward by Wicklow TD John Brady.

In it, he calls for an end to the situation whereby people – who have to retire at 65 – have to go on jobseekers’ allowance for a year before getting access to their pension.

He also called for pension equality for women following changes to pension bands and rates in 2012.

The motion can be read here

Govt loses Dáil vote on Sinn Féin legislation (RTE)

Embarrassing pensions motion defeat for Government (Irish Times)

11 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In The Dáil

  1. Sheik Yahbouti

    The Government richly deserves to be “embarrassed” in this particular situation. JobBridge Joan and her minions have done their level best to bilk people who have worked and contributed for forty years and more out of their rightful entitlements. Curses be upon them.

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        here’s a nice one for you Clamps

        Bellicose. It’s a great word to say aloud. Gwan, try it.

    1. Spagnolia von Hoop

      Well said, and not surprising that the current Dail would vote for anything with ‘fairness’ in the title. Have they the gumption to leave their leather chairs and see how folk really work? Right up until Dec 24th, and beyond that for many.

    2. MrGavoB

      Bilk. Never heard it but great word.
      Having checked the meaning it has me thinking that perhaps the name of the character Sgt. Bilko was a deliberate nod to the word. He being a shady and scheming type.

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