Scrap ‘self-indulgent’ transition year, urges elderly lobby group

“In what might be seen as the first salvo in an inter-generational war, Friends of the Elderly has called for the scrapping of transition year. The organisation, which provides 400 volunteers to befriend elderly people living on their own, described the senior cycle ‘gap year’ as ‘self-indulgent’ and ‘a luxury we can’t afford’ …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 19 March]

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