Tyrone Pensioners Parliament in Omagh

Friday 11 April 2014

County-Tyrone-PensionersPensioners from across County Tyrone gathered in the Silverbirch Hotel in Omagh yesterday for the last of seven local Pensioners Parliaments held across Northern Ireland in the last few months.

All eager to make their voices heard on the problems they face at present, the County Tyrone pensioners raised issues including community policing, energy prices, pensioner benefits and health and social care provision.

The 2014 Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament, which was launched in Belfast in February, also offered pensioners the opportunity to put their questions to local politicians. The County Tyrone Parliament saw Ross Hussey MLA (UUP), Thomas Buchanan MLA (DUP), Barry McElduff MLA (Sinn Féin) and Cllr Josephine Deehan (SDLP) responding to questions from the floor.

Previous local parliaments were held in Belfast, Enniskillen, Newry, Craigavon, Larne and Magherafelt – ensuring a platform for older people to make their voice heard in every county.





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