Age discrimination in taxation is a ticking time bomb

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‘Forty per cent of public transport users are now travelling free, according to a recent report conducted for the Department of Transport.’ Photograph: Frank Miller

‘Forty per cent of public transport users are now travelling free, according to a recent report conducted for the Department of Transport.’ Photograph: Frank Miller

One of the striking things about taking an airport coach from anywhere in the country to Dublin Airport is the number of retired people travelling free to board an aircraft to their holiday destination.

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