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#Pensions

# pensions - Monday 25 January, 2016

The average pension payout for Irish people is just €6,000 per year at present

25% more Irish people are covered by a pension plan now however, compared with 2010, according to a new survey.

# pensions - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Busting the myths of who exactly was inside Dublin’s GPO during the Easter Rising…

The GPO Garrison Easter Week, a 30-year labour of love for author Jimmy Wren, aims to say definitively who was present in the landmark building during the seismic events of late April 1916.

# pensions - Monday 7 December, 2015

This chart shows how hard Irish people work for their pensions

Full benefit comes after 43 years of contributions.

# pensions - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Will the State Pension actually be there for me when I retire?

Wondering whether you need to bite the bullet and sign up for a pension? Eamon Dwyer says the State Pension as we know it, might not exist by the time we retire.

# pensions - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse ‘disgusting’ pension boosts

Several former cabinet ministers are in line for pension increases under the new public sector pay deal.

# pensions - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Mick Wallace, Ireland’s asylum system and the Greek referendum had people talking today.

Former ministers to get pension boost, but one thinks the country “isn’t ready” yet

Mary Hanafin has said former ministers should be the “very last” people to get an increase.

# pensions - Thursday 2 July, 2015

What’s the issue with Greece’s pension system?

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

# pensions - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for ‘giving two fingers to their neighbours’

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

# pensions - Thursday 11 June, 2015

‘The day is coming that someone says the game is over for Greece’

The IMF has pulled its team out of talks with the cash-strapped nation.

# pensions - Thursday 28 May, 2015

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?

A clause should be inserted into the Constitution to ensure pension protection, according to the Professional Insurance Brokers Association.

# pensions - Monday 25 May, 2015

From Business ETC Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will ‘put many jobs and businesses at risk’ Pensioned Off

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will ‘put many jobs and businesses at risk’

The government wants a universal pension system – but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

# 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

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

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

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.

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