The Alliance of Retired Public Servants held a pre-Budget briefing with members of the Oireachtas at Buswells Hotel, Dublin, between 11am and 4pm on the 7th. October, 2015. All members of the Oireachtas were invited and the following responded and were present : Bernard Durkan, Seán Kenny, Tommy Broughan, Pat O’ Donovan, Willie Penrose, Maureen O’ Sullivan, Finian McGrath, Emmet Stagg, Joan Collins, Seán Fleming, Seán Barrett, John O’ Mahoney, Terrence Flanagan. Reps were in attendance for John Paul Phelan and Avril Power.
Leaflets setting-out the pre-Budget demands of the Alliance (below) were handed to all who attended. There was a general discussion with each of Oireachtas member. The overall response was positive. Many of those who were unable to attend sent apologies and stated that they would like to meet us again.
The overall feeling was that the event was a success. Council members elected to the Alliance represented each constituent organisation.
The Garda Síochána Retired Members’ Association (GSRMA) was represented by Noel E. O’ Sullivan, a member of the GSRMA Central Committee.
Read the Alliance Pre-Budget Submission doc. 1 – Pre Budget Submission 5th October