Mayor of Donegal blasts Government as pensioners with medical cards face paying higher USC

Ian McGarvey 2The Mayor of Donegal has blasted the government for what he says his the latest attack on the elderly.

Pensioners will feel particularly hard done-by as thousands of them who have medical cards face paying higher Universial Social Charge.

The hike from 4 per cent to 7 will reportedly affect up to 360,000 people.

Mayor Ian McGarvey, has compared the hikes to the recent spate of break-ins: