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#Pension

# pension - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Sinn Féin criticises new weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds
# Pension Age Rise
# Pension Age Rise

Sinn Féin criticises new weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds

Feb 10th 2021, 2:42 PM 30,387 Views 61 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said the plan would cost individuals more than 2,000 euro a year.

# pension - Monday 8 February, 2021

New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age

Feb 8th 2021, 7:27 AM 151,180 Views 53 Comments

A person in receipt of this payment will not be required to be available for full-time work.

# pension - Friday 9 October, 2020

Gardaí arrest man over 30-year pension fraud worth over €500k
# Arrest
# Arrest

Gardaí arrest man over 30-year pension fraud worth over €500k

Oct 9th 2020, 6:45 PM 60,985 Views 31 Comments

The man was arrested in Cork city this morning.

# pension - Friday 14 February, 2020

'We've been waiting for 12 years': Hundreds of Community Employment supervisors strike over pension rights
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

'We've been waiting for 12 years': Hundreds of Community Employment supervisors strike over pension rights

Feb 14th 2020, 3:08 PM 11,175 Views 14 Comments

They want the incoming government to implement a Labour Court recommendation issued in 2008 that a pension scheme be put in place for them.

# pension - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

French police fire tear gas as hundreds of thousands protest pension reform plans
# Transport Stoppages
# Transport Stoppages

French police fire tear gas as hundreds of thousands protest pension reform plans

Dec 17th 2019, 11:06 PM 10,648 Views 14 Comments

Commuters in Paris and other big cities have borne the brunt of transport stoppages so far but Christmas travel plans are now at risk.

# pension - Sunday 3 November, 2019

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money
# State Pension
# State Pension

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 52,219 Views 16 Comments

Changes to the State pension in 2012 meant carers who took time off work received less in their State pension.

# pension - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Workers earning over €20k aged 23-60 will be 'auto-enrolled' for pension with scheme starting in 2022
# Few Bob
# Few Bob

Workers earning over €20k aged 23-60 will be 'auto-enrolled' for pension with scheme starting in 2022

Oct 30th 2019, 9:15 PM 49,899 Views 90 Comments

Anyone who meets the criteria and not already enrolled in a workplace pension scheme will be automatically added.

# pension - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Injured victims of the Troubles to get annual pension of between £2,000 and £10,000
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Injured victims of the Troubles to get annual pension of between £2,000 and £10,000

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:55 PM 12,563 Views 12 Comments

Legislation that requires the UK Government to introduce a scheme came into effect at midnight on Monday.

# pension - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Poll: Are you saving for a pension?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you saving for a pension?

Sep 11th 2019, 8:22 AM 23,305 Views 54 Comments

According to ESRI research, men are far more likely to receive a private pension than women.

# pension - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'Cruel' State pension changes are still affecting thousands
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

'Cruel' State pension changes are still affecting thousands

Jul 10th 2019, 6:19 PM 52,272 Views 36 Comments

Despite government revisions, only 32,307 pensioners have received an increase in their pension, which is “significantly lower than expected”.

# pension - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review
# Pensions
# Pensions

Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review

May 23rd 2019, 5:37 PM 49,579 Views 32 Comments

Another 21,294 will remain on their existing rate of payment.

# pension - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

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

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

Updated Dec 26th 2018, 1:49 PM 32,674 Views 91 Comments

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'
# Telephone Allowance
# Telephone Allowance

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

Jun 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 17,727 Views 34 Comments

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
# 24 Hours
# 24 Hours

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

Apr 10th 2018, 5:00 PM 11,742 Views 23 Comments

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
# 24 Hours
# 24 Hours

Irish Life workers to strike for 24 hours over pension scheme

Apr 2nd 2018, 2:55 PM 24,722 Views 36 Comments

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'
# Marriage Bar
# Marriage Bar

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

Jan 18th 2018, 6:00 AM 59,324 Views 53 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Dec 26th 2017, 9:00 AM 10,147 Views 45 Comments

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
# Beyond 65
# Beyond 65

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70

Dec 5th 2017, 9:18 PM 67,398 Views 66 Comments

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'
# Pension Disparity
# Pension Disparity

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

Nov 14th 2017, 6:47 PM 18,125 Views 60 Comments

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?
# Not Fair
# Not Fair

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

Oct 12th 2017, 6:02 PM 30,356 Views 49 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 22nd 2017, 9:32 AM 39,582 Views 118 Comments

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
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

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

Aug 27th 2017, 2:26 PM 19,881 Views 84 Comments

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
# Money In The Pocket
# Money In The Pocket

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

Jul 30th 2017, 12:50 PM 38,727 Views 66 Comments

“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
# Limerick
# Limerick

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

Jun 13th 2017, 8:34 PM 17,838 Views 0 Comments

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
# Pot O' Gold

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

May 19th 2017, 9:44 AM 47,721 Views 194 Comments

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
# Money In The Pocket
# Money In The Pocket

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

Mar 9th 2017, 5:25 PM 23,839 Views 92 Comments

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
# Limerick
# Limerick

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

Dec 18th 2016, 5:42 PM 26,670 Views 0 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

Nov 13th 2016, 7:10 AM 10,164 Views 10 Comments

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
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

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

Nov 1st 2016, 6:00 AM 41,286 Views 30 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Sep 4th 2016, 10:00 AM 3,300 Views 41 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 21st 2016, 8:15 AM 1,488 Views 42 Comments

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
# Civil Servants
# Civil Servants

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

Aug 1st 2016, 7:00 AM 22,043 Views 113 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jul 19th 2016, 7:19 AM 18,642 Views 23 Comments

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
# David Parris

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

Jul 4th 2016, 6:15 AM 18,481 Views 0 Comments

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
# Futureshock
# Futureshock

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

May 30th 2016, 6:28 PM 16,252 Views 68 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

May 22nd 2016, 8:30 AM 36,253 Views 36 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 22nd 2015, 10:09 AM 1,894 Views 97 Comments

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
# The Heartland
# The Heartland

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 3:48 PM 18,129 Views 39 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Sep 19th 2015, 8:38 AM 9,471 Views 0 Comments

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

# pension - Monday 27 July, 2015

Poll: Are you saving for your pension?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you saving for your pension?

Jul 27th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,561 Views 83 Comments

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

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