Seán Crowe T.D. has called on the Government to back up their recent spin and introduce legislation blocking their proposed increase in the retirement age to 67. Speaking recently in light of a Sinn Féin motion on the issue in the Dáil, Teachta Crowe said: “Sinn Féin are completely against raising the pension age to 67. “This is something that we have consistently fought the government on as they sought first to raise it to 66 and now to 67. Every worker should have the right to retire at 65. “Some workers want to retire at 65, while others want to remain at work where they are able and willing to do so. Sinn Féin support them in this and our motion in the Dáil also calls for workers to be allowed work past 65 if they want. It must always be a choice that a worker makes for themselves.
“The government are wavering on this issue. They see that public opinion is against them and have ‘signalled their intention’ to postpone this change in the pension age. This is just another spin tactic that they are fond of using. It means nothing without acting. “The government must back up their spin for once and introduce legislation that would cancel the raising of the retirement age to 67.