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Pensions

# 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.

# pensions - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Cowen: Kiely had no ‘hand, act or part’ in running of FF Crc

Cowen: Kiely had no ‘hand, act or part’ in running of FF

There’s been a raft of media reports detailing the former CRC chief’s links with the party since the start of the payments controversy.

# pensions - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about the death of toddler Mikaeel Kular in Scotland and the fallout from the CRC revelations…

# pensions - Thursday 16 January, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# pensions - Monday 30 December, 2013

€24.5m yielded by Revenue in compliance campaign for those with two pensions

Those in receipt of both State pensions and private occupational pensions are liable to pay income tax if their total income is above a certain level.

# pensions - Saturday 21 December, 2013

92 NAMA staff earned over €100k last year, four earned over €200k

When both NTMA and NAMA staff figures are combined, 15 staff members earned over €200,000 in 2012.

# pensions - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014

Revised estimates are required to be published before the end of 2013.

# pensions - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Dublin Bus to recruit 70 new bus drivers in the coming months

Dublin Bus have welcomed the significant boost to their passenger numbers this year stating that it puts them in a great position for 2014.

# pensions - Monday 16 December, 2013

Eamon Ryan: Who really won in the ESB dispute?

The key to this issue is whether the ESB will be able to pay pension contributions in 10 or 20 years time. It would be a bitter irony if the dispute itself has made the company weaker and less able to meet those commitments.

# pensions - Friday 13 December, 2013

From Business ETC Mandate to recommend acceptance of Labour Court M&S proposals

Mandate to recommend acceptance of Labour Court M&S proposals

Members are to be balloted on the recommendations next week.

St Vincent’s Healthcare Group called on to explain finances

The organisation has serious questions to answer, says PAC member and TD Simon Harris.

# pensions - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

‘Absolute madness’: CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer ‘phantom pension fund’ Crc

‘Absolute madness’: CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer ‘phantom pension fund’

The revelation was disclosed right at the end of lengthy hearings before the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee this afternoon.

# pensions - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From Business ETC SIPTU threatened with legal action over Aer Lingus pensions row Industrial Action

SIPTU threatened with legal action over Aer Lingus pensions row

The airline says it will take any action up to legal action to prevent a ballot on industrial action from going ahead.

# pensions - Friday 6 December, 2013

From Business ETC Workers agree to LRC meeting with ESB management Row

Workers agree to LRC meeting with ESB management

A last-ditch intervention from the government ahead of planned strikes is seen.

# pensions - Thursday 5 December, 2013

WATCH: TDs try to figure out what ‘amazeballs’ means

The only problem was they were pronouncing it ‘amazey-balls’.

# pensions - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage unemployment rate does Taoiseach Enda Kenny want to see in 2016?

# pensions - Friday 29 November, 2013

Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages ESB

Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages

Retail Excellence said stores will be forced to close for the duration of the strike and many may not reopen.

Marks & Spencer staff to strike next Saturday

The staff are angered at the closing of their pension scheme.

From Business ETC About 70 per cent of women do not have pension Nest Egg

About 70 per cent of women do not have pension

The average female nest egg amounts to just €1,800 per year for the entire of their retirement.

# pensions - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Burton says pension changes will give “certainty”

Joan Burton says that the Government hopes that uses of the new law will be a “rare event”.

# pensions - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

New legislation to protect pensioners with defined benefit schemes

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton received approval for the Bill today, which she says leaves the State pension completely unaffected.

# pensions - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

National College of Ireland staff to undertake industrial action

The industrial action could escalate into strike action if decided on by staff.

# pensions - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil

The bill passed the second stage by 79 votes to 44 and will now go before a committee.

# pensions - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Column: Is there any certainty for pensions?

Last month, the Polish government moved assets out of private pensions into unfunded public pension schemes to reduce sovereign debt. Could something similar ever happen in Ireland? Samantha McConnell discusses.

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