Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (129)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

129. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline the employment schemes that are directed at persons who are over 55 years of age; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51083/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Department of Social Protection funds and manages a number of employment schemes with the objectives for providing a mix of policy responses and opportunities for person who are unemployed. All programmes are open and accessible to person aged 55 years and over. No specific actions are undertaken or targeted at unemployed persons in this age group.