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# pensions - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

The former taoisigh’s annual pensions cannot be cut further, Brendan Howlin has said.

# pensions - Friday 6 March, 2015

Can this new plan halt Ireland’s looming pension crisis?

Our ageing population will mean that the current State pension will become unsustainable, leaving an uncertain future for many of us.

# pensions - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From Business ETC Revenue apologises to 5,000 pensioners after tax blunder Sorry

Revenue apologises to 5,000 pensioners after tax blunder

Thousands were charged significantly more tax than they should have been this month.

# pensions - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Ireland is one of the worst places in Europe to retire right now

A lack of doctors means the country’s rating for healthcare has plunged.

# pensions - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Here’s why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike

The union Unite wants to meet the Finance Minister over the issues.

# pensions - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Do you have a pension? You might be forced to get one*

*When the economy gets better and pay goes up.

# pensions - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Opinion: Our state pensions ponzi scheme is nearing a breaking point

The demographic pressures on our welfare system are becoming less and less tomorrow’s problem…

# pensions - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From Business ETC What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on? Hypothecated

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?

Fianna Fáil aren’t happy with the Government’s answer.

# pensions - Saturday 13 December, 2014

From Business ETC Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal Decision Time

Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal

The factory in Waterford closed in 2009.

# pensions - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

€178m pension deal agreed for Waterford Crystal workers

The workers took on the case when they were laid off from the company in 2009.

# pensions - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From Business ETC Pension deal for former Waterford Crystal workers on the table Long Time Coming

Pension deal for former Waterford Crystal workers on the table

The factory in Waterford closed in 2009 with the loss of 1,000 jobs.

# pensions - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

From Business ETC These are the firms with the biggest black holes in their pension schemes Sucked In

These are the firms with the biggest black holes in their pension schemes

Irish funds are taking more risks with pension money… and those holes are growing.

# pensions - Friday 31 October, 2014

A lot of UK firefighters are out on strike tonight

The strike is due to continue until 4th of November.

# pensions - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out

The levy will be reduced from 2015 and will be abolished at the end of next year.

# pensions - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Five years on – Waterford Crystal workers speak of struggle to secure pensions

The workers have been campaigning for five years.

# pensions - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Poll: Do you pay into a private pension scheme? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pay into a private pension scheme?

A large number of people have abandoned their plans – are any of you paying for private pensions?

# pensions - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn

Unite trade union said today the dispute will go to the Labour Relations Commission – and hopefully be resolved.

# pensions - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Here’s what the social welfare budget paid for last year

Between pensions, jobseeker’s payments and allowances for children and carers, Joan Burton’s department spend €20.3 billion.

# pensions - Friday 27 June, 2014

‘Last opportunity’ to resolve Aer Lingus pension dispute

The company says that its decision to accept the hit will defuse the risk of future strikes.

# pensions - Monday 16 June, 2014

From Business ETC €780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more Plugging The Gap

€780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more

The plan may face problems being passed by Aer Lingus shareholders, however.

Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait

The average processing time of an appeal is six months.

# pensions - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes

Term limits for ministers, performance-related pay, and giving everyone a say on the Budget… The Reform Alliance has a lengthy political wish-list.

# pensions - Friday 2 May, 2014

From Business ETC Government fails to derail Aer Lingus chief’s pension bump-reports Christoph Mueller

Government fails to derail Aer Lingus chief’s pension bump-reports

A trade union called any increase would be “very strange”.

# pensions - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From Business ETC Irish people own €69 million in gold All That Glitters

Irish people own €69 million in gold

TCD finance professor says that gold can act as an investment safety blanket in rough economic times.

# pensions - Monday 14 April, 2014

‘Forced to avail of the Dole’: 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant

There is currently a maximum service limit of 21 years for private and corporal personnel.

# pensions - Monday 7 April, 2014

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k

Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that 35 receive pensions worth €100,000, with five of those being €118,000.

Column: People will access pension funds early in the UK… will the same happen here?

The UK governmen will now allow all retirees from defined contribution (DC) schemes to take all their money as tax free or taxable cash

# pensions - Friday 4 April, 2014

Column: The future for pensions? Lessons to be learned from high-profile case …

A recent landmark ruling contains lessons that other pension scheme trustees and employers must learn from, writes Samantha McConnell.

# pensions - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure

Four former workers at the plant are trying to highlight the issues they have been dealing with over the last five years – mainly the fact that they still haven’t been given a pension.

# pensions - Friday 28 March, 2014

Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013

The annual report also outlines cost savings of €30 million are to be introduced.

# pensions - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA

Dublin Airport Authority welcomed the decision today which directs SIPTU to withdraw its planned industrial action at Dublin and Cork airports this Friday.

# pensions - Monday 10 March, 2014

Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA

General Secretary John Douglas said they will attend a meeting with the expert panel this Friday.

# pensions - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From Business ETC So long Pensions Reserve Fund, hello Strategic Investment Fund ISIF

So long Pensions Reserve Fund, hello Strategic Investment Fund

The ISIF held a meeting today to discuss its objectives for the future.

From Business ETC ESB Group of Unions threaten CEO and Chairman with legal action Pensions Row

ESB Group of Unions threaten CEO and Chairman with legal action

The unions have sent a legal letter to management ahead of the firm’s presentation of its 2013 accounts to the board today.

# pensions - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Union agrees to co-operate with Aer Lingus pensions investigation

However, Siptu said the planned St Patrick’s weekend strike has not been called off.

# pensions - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Work stoppages to take place at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports

The union said this was due to the “refusal” of the companies to engage in meaningful talks over a pension dispute.

# pensions - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From Business ETC Flying soon? DAA strike action will mean a grounding of all aircraft Disruption

Flying soon? DAA strike action will mean a grounding of all aircraft

SIPTU said the votes from the Aer Lingus and Shannon Airport Authority ballot are expected this afternoon.

# pensions - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Column: Ireland’s residential rental market needs a massive shake-up

Pension funds investing in residential property could make a significant contribution to supplying a constrained market with much needed accommodation, write Lorcan Sirr and Tom Dunne.

# pensions - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Column: Clarity is needed on the pension levy ‘jobs initiatives’ claim

The Government’s inaction on pensions begs the question of whether it has a long-term strategy for pensions at all, writes Samantha McConnell.

# pensions - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Burton defends welfare checks on widows and widowers

The issue has been in the spotlight after an elderly woman had her pension stopped when she refused to engage with inspectors.

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