Press Release

Minister gives commitment to older people in budget 2004

The Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, Mr. Ivor Callely TD, speaking at the Health Session of the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis in Killarney has given a commitment to older people in Budget 2004.

“Significant progress and an unprecedented level of investment has been made and this Government is committed to the continued development of older peoples services. We have made a good beginning and I acknowledge that much remains to be done to develop a comprehensive range of supports for older people. We must continue this investment to ensure that we can further enhance and develop supports for our older population.”

“It is through the efforts of previous generations, that the Irish economy is at the healthy level we enjoy today. Our success has truly been built on the shoulders of giants”.