Government reverses decision to halve spending on alarms for older people

The Government has reversed the controversial decision to halve spending this year on personal security alarms for older people.

This decision contradicts last week's statement by the Department of the Environment.

The previous statement said that eligibility for the Seniors Alarm Scheme was being restricted to older people living alone.

Donegal North East Deputy Padraig MacLochlain has welcomed the reversal....