FF Accused Of 'Deliberately Trying To Scare Older People'

Fianna Fáil has been accused of "deliberately trying to scare older people".

Fine Gael Laois/Offaly TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy severely criticised the party over "completely inaccurate" claims that the Free Travel Pass is under threat.

"Despite the fact that a number of senior government ministers have stated that there is no threat to the Free Travel Pass, Fianna Fáil seems determined to whip up fear over this issue," Mr Corcoran Kennedy said.

Adding: "Fianna Fáil is actually claiming that the Government is threatening to 'abolish' the pass. I would like Fianna Fáil TDs to explain who exactly has made such a threat? Because all I have heard is senior government ministers confirming, on a number of occasions, that there is no threat to the Free Travel Scheme.

"A deliberate decision has been made by this Government to protect the Free Travel Scheme over the last three Budgets, despite the need to reduce welfare spending. The Government fully recognises the hugely important role the Free Travel Scheme plays in helping older people to live their lives to the full.


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