Fuel Allowance

LABOUR Party, Deputy Ann Phelan has welcomed the announcement made by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton National Fuel Scheme is to be extended for one week.

LABOUR Party, Deputy Ann Phelan has welcomed the announcement made by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton National Fuel Scheme is to be extended for one week.

‘Even though we are in April this last week has seen some very cold artic conditions sweep over the country, with strong winds, snow and sleet affecting many parts of the country. This type of weather can hit the elderly particularly hard, and while we all look forward to longer days and warmer weather, recent conditions have shown us how cold it can get,’ she said.

The extension of the scheme will run until April 12.