« BackSinn Féin deputy says €5 pension increase isn’t enough

An increase of €5 in the old-age pension from March has been described as “an insult”.

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Kerry Sinn Féin deputy Martin Ferris said the increase, which comes into effect in March, isn’t enough, specifically for pensioners who live alone.

He said a pensioner living alone had the same expenses as two pensioners in the same house and deserved more.