McLoughlin talks of €3 pension increase:O’Boyle tells of 29,000 evictions

Not clear if government TDs will be present when justice campaigner Fr. Peter McVerry launches Peace of Mind advice centre in Ballyhaunis tomorrow

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Tony McLoughlin, T.D., Sligo - Leitrim
Tony McLoughlin, T.D.,
Sligo – Leitrim

Sligo – Leitrim Fine Gael TD, Tony McLoughlin has said the Coalition is providing “better support” to the elderly of County Sligo, citing as an example the €3 increase in pensions.

He has also referred to the restoration of a Christmas bonus that, he said,  Fianna Fail had taken from pension recipients and others in 2009.

The fuel allowance has been increased by €2.50 per week, he said.

Paying homage to his party he said, “I am pleased Fine Gael is continuing to support elderly people by increasing the pension, the Christmas bonus and the Fuel Allowance.”

Meanwhile, the PR shine of the economic growth story peddled by the Coalition took a hit when this morning people of the North-West heard of the frightening number of families losing their homes. Gerry O’Boyle told Ocean FM that 7,000 families face eviction through the courts in the next two months alone.

He said, “We haven’t got rental accommodation; where are we going to put these people that a going to be evicted?”

He also pointed out that “We have 29,000 family homes at risk of being repossessed.”

Justice campaigner, Fr. Peter McVerry launching Peace of Mind Centre, Ballyhaunis tomorrow
Justice campaigner, Fr. Peter McVerry launching Peace of Mind Centre, Ballyhaunis tomorrow

Peace of Mind Ireland, a drop-in centre in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo with which Mr. O’Boyle is involved will  be launched by Dublin justice campaigner, Fr. Peter McVerry tomorrow, Friday, 4 December 2015 at 12 midday.

Families or individuals in a crisis over the future of their homes will be welcome to drop into the new centre where, Mr. O’Boyle says sympathetic advisors will assist them.