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Friday 6 March, 2015

Can this new plan halt Ireland's looming pension crisis?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 6th 2015, 9:30 AM 246 Views 57 Comments

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

Thursday 2 October, 2014

Opinion: The pension levy has met its objectives... so why are we keeping it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The pension levy has met its objectives... so why are we keeping it?

Oct 2nd 2014, 8:00 PM 198 Views 65 Comments

There appears to be no rationale or explanation for the continuation of the levy, other than the fact that it is an easy income generator for the Government.

Monday 7 April, 2014

Column: People will access pension funds early in the UK... will the same happen here?
# Nest Egg
# Nest Egg

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

Apr 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 69 Views 12 Comments

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

Friday 4 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 83 Views 8 Comments

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

Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Column: Clarity is needed on the pension levy 'jobs initiatives' claim
# Pretty Penny
# Pretty Penny

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

Feb 4th 2014, 4:59 PM 45 Views 20 Comments

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

Thursday 17 October, 2013

Column: Is there any certainty for pensions?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is there any certainty for pensions?

Oct 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 19 Views 50 Comments

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.