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# pension - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70

The State pension age is scheduled to increase to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028.

# pension - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Some pensioners to begin getting €130 a year phone bill allowance to prevent 'social isolation'

Minister Regina Doherty said it’s important to stay in contact with family and friends as we get older.

# pension - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Irish Life workers to strike for 24 hours over pension scheme this Thursday

A rally will be held outside the Irish Life Dublin offices from 12pm to 2pm on Thursday.

# pension - Monday 2 April, 2018

Irish Life workers to strike for 24 hours over pension scheme

Irish Life members of the Unite trade union are to strike on 12 April.

# pension - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.

# pension - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner

The lives of Afghani war widows are often very difficult.

# pension - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70

A number of parties, including Fianna Fail, have called for people to be allowed to work beyond 65 if they so choose.

# pension - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'

Changes introduced in 2012 altered how a person’s state pension is calculated.

# pension - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Explainer: Why has a big post-Budget row erupted over women's State pensions?

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

# pension - Friday 22 September, 2017

Poll: Do you expect to have a mortgage paid off before you retire? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you expect to have a mortgage paid off before you retire?

A new poll suggests that nearly half of Irish people expect to still be paying off a property loan when they reach retirement age.

# pension - Sunday 27 August, 2017

State pension bump of €5 being considered ahead of Budget 2018

An across-the-board increase is reportedly being considered.

# pension - Sunday 30 July, 2017

The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises

“We are working towards increasing the pension in the next budget,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

# pension - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Man accused of abducting, and stealing savings from, his own elderly father granted bail

Accused James O’Connor is charged with abduction and is also alleged to have stolen over €8,000 of his father’s pension and credit union savings.

# pension - Friday 19 May, 2017

Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive? Pot O' Gold This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive?

Kenny is in line to receive a retirement lump sum of €378,000 in addition to annual payments of €126,000.

# pension - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Good news for pensioners: The State pension is going up by €5 a week from today

Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said promoting the pension increase through a Facebook video was “cynical”.

# pension - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Man who pocketed wife's pension pot ordered to pay her €10,000 before Christmas

The 71-year-old was ordered to pay the remaining amount of the €40k within a year.

# pension - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims

More than 4,000 people are waiting for their applications to be processed, with an average wait time of 14 weeks.

# pension - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks

As of 30 September, the average waiting time to receive a carer’s allowance was about nine months.

# pension - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Worried about financial security? Here are 7 tips on how to get the right pension

The Money Doctor, John Lowe, explains how to make to most of your money and ensure you have enough to retire on.

# pension - Sunday 21 August, 2016

A mandatory retirement age is discriminatory. It just doesn't make sense in a changing Ireland

Age Action’s Justin Moran argues that as people live longer lives, it is time to remove barriers preventing older people from working.

# pension - Monday 1 August, 2016

The top 500 public sector pensions cost €50 million a year

The figures were released to Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty.

# pension - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays

Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

# pension - Monday 4 July, 2016

European court advised to find Trinity lecturer was discriminated against for being gay

David Parris has taken Trinity College to the European Court of Justice over its refusal to transfer his pension to his partner of 30 years in the event of his death.

# pension - Monday 30 May, 2016

The number of young people with pensions has fallen dramatically since the recession

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office show decrease in pension for majority of workers.

# pension - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed

The Department of Social Protection said processing times vary for different payments, depending on the qualification criteria.

# pension - 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.

# pension - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

# pension - Saturday 19 September, 2015

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s Saturday, here’s what’s happening.

# pension - Monday 27 July, 2015

Poll: Are you saving for your pension? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you saving for your pension?

A majority of people don’t understand their pension, according to new research.

# pension - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Peaceful protest to take place at Dublin Airport

Former Aer Lingus and DAA staff are to take part.

# pension - 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.

# pension - 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…

# pension - Monday 29 December, 2014

Joan Burton says State pension is 'absolutely secure'

The Tanaiste was responding to reports today that a cut was being considered.

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?

As more people get older, the Government have concerns about increasing expenditure.

# pension - Friday 3 October, 2014

IMO votes against review into former boss's €10 million pension pot

George McNeice left the organisation with the massive pension pot in 2012.

# pension - Thursday 2 October, 2014

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

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.

# pension - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years

While Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen largely maintain their silence, the former Fine Gael leader and taoiseach has been outspoken in recent years.

# pension - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Alan Shatter will donate severance payments to Jack & Jill Foundation Charity This post contains videos

Alan Shatter will donate severance payments to Jack & Jill Foundation

The former Minister for Justice was entitled to these recently abolished payments.

# pension - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Will Alan Shatter accept his €70k severance payment?

The Deputy is entitled to the money as new legislation had not been signed in when he stepped down from his role.

# pension - Saturday 17 May, 2014

How much are Alan Shatter's pension and severance payments worth?

Previous ministers have declined to accept some of these payments.

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