The Early Riser Rising


This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin

People Before Profit TD Brid Smith (top second left) alongside ‘Pensioners for Equality’ protesting outside the Dáil  calling on the Minister for Social Welfare, Leo Varadkar to end the “systemic inequality in the contributory pension and the homemaker scheme”.

Lilian MacCarthy (above centre) from Rialto in Dublin has over 30 years of contributions, but is looking at a reduction of 24 Euro per week.

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5 thoughts on “The Early Riser Rising

  1. AlisonT

    I’m not usually a fan of people before profit but I read up on this and they seem to be quite right. A person who worked and contributed stamps for 30 contiguous years gets a full state pension but a person who worked and paid stamps for 30 years spread over 40 working years does not get the same pension as their average stamps per year were 75% of the first person. It is usually the case that the second person is a woman who took time out (or was forced) to raise a family.

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