Points of View: Duane Farrell - On the Scrapheap. A Hierarchy of Equality? (@Age_NI #StopAgeDiscrimination)
This morning’s news that Pat Kelso, an 81 year old woman in Fermanagh was discriminated against as a result of her age, while shocking and upsetting, is far from surprising.
Older people and the age sector have been highlighting age discrimination and calling for legislation for over 10 years now. What makes it even more shocking is that this discrimination is still legal here in Northern Ireland.
To hear Pat talk about the worry, anxiety and money that her experience cost her, you imagine it’s a ‘no-brainer’ that this damaging discrimination should be outlawed, particularly when it is on the rest of these islands.
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