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#Pensions

# pensions - 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 22,042 Views 113 Comments

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

# pensions - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Poll: Should all employers be required to contribute to their workers' pensions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all employers be required to contribute to their workers' pensions?

Jul 19th 2016, 8:49 AM 19,841 Views 73 Comments

A new workplace saving scheme may be introduced to encourage people to save for retirement.

# pensions - Monday 25 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 25th 2016, 6:00 AM 26,518 Views 18 Comments

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...
# 1916
# 1916

Busting the myths of who exactly was inside Dublin's GPO during the Easter Rising...

Jan 10th 2016, 7:00 PM 47,047 Views 97 Comments

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
# Retirement
# Retirement

This chart shows how hard Irish people work for their pensions

Dec 7th 2015, 6:05 AM 26,481 Views 25 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 22nd 2015, 10:09 AM 1,877 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.

# pensions - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts

Jul 9th 2015, 7:10 PM 15,079 Views 100 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Jul 5th 2015, 8:21 PM 12,111 Views 0 Comments

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
# Mary Hanafin

Former ministers to get pension boost, but one thinks the country "isn't ready" yet

Jul 5th 2015, 12:38 PM 26,583 Views 170 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 1,154 Views 100 Comments

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'
# Parliamentary Language
# Parliamentary Language

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

Jun 24th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,567 Views 138 Comments

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'
# Bailout Talks
# Bailout Talks

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

Jun 11th 2015, 6:32 PM 16,943 Views 106 Comments

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?
# The Constitution
# The Constitution

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

May 28th 2015, 6:06 AM 11,984 Views 10 Comments

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

# pensions - Monday 25 May, 2015

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will 'put many jobs and businesses at risk'
# Pensioned Off
# Pensioned Off

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

May 25th 2015, 10:54 AM 13,449 Views 57 Comments

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
# Pensions
# Pensions

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

May 12th 2015, 5:28 PM 18,611 Views 118 Comments

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?
# 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.

# pensions - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Revenue apologises to 5,000 pensioners after tax blunder
# Sorry
# Sorry

Revenue apologises to 5,000 pensioners after tax blunder

Feb 28th 2015, 10:39 AM 13,640 Views 36 Comments

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
# No Country For Old Men
# No Country For Old Men

Ireland is one of the worst places in Europe to retire right now

Feb 10th 2015, 5:58 PM 29,394 Views 67 Comments

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
# Banking
# Banking

Here's why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike

Jan 15th 2015, 5:53 PM 16,711 Views 44 Comments

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*
# Nest Egg
# Nest Egg

Do you have a pension? You might be forced to get one*

Jan 8th 2015, 7:45 PM 20,094 Views 98 Comments

*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
# Retirement
# Retirement

Opinion: Our state pensions ponzi scheme is nearing a breaking point

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:00 AM 280 Views 128 Comments

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?
# Hypothecated
# Hypothecated

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?

Dec 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,363 Views 36 Comments

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
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal

Dec 13th 2014, 7:55 PM 12,316 Views 50 Comments

The factory in Waterford closed in 2009.

# pensions - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

€178m pension deal agreed for Waterford Crystal workers
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

€178m pension deal agreed for Waterford Crystal workers

Dec 9th 2014, 1:41 PM 5,987 Views 53 Comments

The workers took on the case when they were laid off from the company in 2009.

# pensions - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Pension deal for former Waterford Crystal workers on the table
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Pension deal for former Waterford Crystal workers on the table

Dec 7th 2014, 12:08 PM 9,470 Views 27 Comments

The factory in Waterford closed in 2009 with the loss of 1,000 jobs.

# pensions - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

These are the firms with the biggest black holes in their pension schemes
# Sucked In
# Sucked In

These are the firms with the biggest black holes in their pension schemes

Nov 12th 2014, 12:22 PM 18,987 Views 20 Comments

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
# Halloween
# Halloween

A lot of UK firefighters are out on strike tonight

Oct 31st 2014, 8:26 PM 9,655 Views 8 Comments

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
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out

Oct 14th 2014, 2:59 PM 8,841 Views 9 Comments

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
# Battle
# Battle

Five years on - Waterford Crystal workers speak of struggle to secure pensions

Aug 23rd 2014, 5:48 PM 9,425 Views 27 Comments

The workers have been campaigning for five years.

# pensions - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Poll: Do you pay into a private pension scheme?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you pay into a private pension scheme?

Jul 31st 2014, 9:32 AM 15,721 Views 80 Comments

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
# Worker Rights
# Worker Rights

Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn

Jul 27th 2014, 4:58 PM 13,134 Views 10 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year

Jul 9th 2014, 6:07 PM 20,133 Views 76 Comments

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
# Sky High
# Sky High

'Last opportunity' to resolve Aer Lingus pension dispute

Jun 27th 2014, 6:50 PM 14,262 Views 27 Comments

The company says that its decision to accept the hit will defuse the risk of future strikes.

# pensions - Monday 16 June, 2014

€780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more
# Plugging The Gap
# Plugging The Gap

€780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more

Jun 16th 2014, 2:27 PM 6,223 Views 17 Comments

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
# Sit Tight
# Sit Tight

Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait

Jun 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,592 Views 6 Comments

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
# Ch-ch-ch-changes
# Ch-ch-ch-changes

The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes

Jun 11th 2014, 1:40 PM 11,743 Views 36 Comments

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

Government fails to derail Aer Lingus chief's pension bump-reports
# Christoph Mueller
# Christoph Mueller

Government fails to derail Aer Lingus chief's pension bump-reports

May 2nd 2014, 7:55 PM 17,839 Views 35 Comments

A trade union called any increase would be “very strange”.

# pensions - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Irish people own €69 million in gold
# All That Glitters
# All That Glitters

Irish people own €69 million in gold

Apr 15th 2014, 3:14 PM 15,015 Views 42 Comments

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
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant

Apr 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 28,183 Views 88 Comments

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
# Chaching
# Chaching

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k

Apr 7th 2014, 8:40 AM 12,750 Views 84 Comments

Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that 35 receive pensions worth €100,000, with five of those being €118,000.