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22/10/2013. Pensioners protest. Patrick Touher fr 22/10/2013. Pensioners protest. Patrick Touher fr 22/10/2013. Pensioners protest. Patrick Touher froPatrick Touher, collapses while protesting with fellow senior citizens outside Leinster House this afternoon.

From Photocall Ireland:

According to¬† [photographer] Laura [Hutton], Patrick was helped up. They sat him down, he was conscious, and an ambulance came for him. We don’t know if he got in or if they just tended to him there. Though according to people who were at the protest, despite it being a big event for old age pensioners, there were absolutely no medics on site…

 

Patrick is the author of The Fear of The Collar about his childhood in Artane Industrial School.

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

Update: Patrick was back on his feet after being tended to by ambulance staff.

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Thousands of pensioners protest outside Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin this afternoon over cuts to medical cards and phone allowances. It has been five years pensioners forced the FF/Green coalition to scrap means tests for medical cards.

Earlier: OAP In A World Gone Mad

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

Video: Paula Geraghty

Thanks Niall