Councillor says €140m taken from Kerry pensioners under pension levy

A Fianna Fáil councillor has said that Kerry pensioners have had €140m taken from them through the pension levy. John Brassil 3 Cllr John Brassil says the money was taken out of private pension pots this week despite the fact that the pension levy was supposed to be abolished last year. He said that in all the government has raided private pension funds to the tune of €2.3bn over the last four years. The Fianna Fáil general election candidate says the levy is another in a long line of hits older citizens have taken under this government.