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#Pensions

# pensions - 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

# pensions - 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.

# pensions - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure
# Five Years On
# Five Years On

VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure

Apr 1st 2014, 1:22 PM 17,165 Views 35 Comments

Four former workers at the plant are trying to highlight the issues they have been dealing with over the last five years – mainly the fact that they still haven’t been given a pension.

# pensions - Friday 28 March, 2014

Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013
# Pay Packet
# Pay Packet

Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013

Mar 28th 2014, 8:16 PM 11,598 Views 121 Comments

The annual report also outlines cost savings of €30 million are to be introduced.

# pensions - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA
# Strike Off
# Strike Off

High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA

Mar 12th 2014, 4:11 PM 11,430 Views 93 Comments

Dublin Airport Authority welcomed the decision today which directs SIPTU to withdraw its planned industrial action at Dublin and Cork airports this Friday.

# pensions - Monday 10 March, 2014

Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA
# Called Off
# Called Off

Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA

Mar 10th 2014, 10:19 PM 9,826 Views 18 Comments

General Secretary John Douglas said they will attend a meeting with the expert panel this Friday.

# pensions - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

So long Pensions Reserve Fund, hello Strategic Investment Fund
# ISIF
# ISIF

So long Pensions Reserve Fund, hello Strategic Investment Fund

Mar 5th 2014, 10:51 AM 5,843 Views 24 Comments

The ISIF held a meeting today to discuss its objectives for the future.

ESB Group of Unions threaten CEO and Chairman with legal action
# Pensions Row
# Pensions Row

ESB Group of Unions threaten CEO and Chairman with legal action

Mar 5th 2014, 9:16 AM 5,344 Views 15 Comments

The unions have sent a legal letter to management ahead of the firm’s presentation of its 2013 accounts to the board today.

# pensions - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Union agrees to co-operate with Aer Lingus pensions investigation
# Strike
# Strike

Union agrees to co-operate with Aer Lingus pensions investigation

Mar 4th 2014, 5:47 PM 9,095 Views 23 Comments

However, Siptu said the planned St Patrick’s weekend strike has not been called off.

# pensions - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Work stoppages to take place at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports
# Pensions
# Pensions

Work stoppages to take place at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports

Feb 27th 2014, 10:00 PM 23,667 Views 81 Comments

The union said this was due to the “refusal” of the companies to engage in meaningful talks over a pension dispute.

# pensions - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Flying soon? DAA strike action will mean a grounding of all aircraft
# Disruption
# Disruption

Flying soon? DAA strike action will mean a grounding of all aircraft

Feb 11th 2014, 10:21 AM 14,939 Views 74 Comments

SIPTU said the votes from the Aer Lingus and Shannon Airport Authority ballot are expected this afternoon.

# pensions - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Column: Ireland's residential rental market needs a massive shake-up
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland's residential rental market needs a massive shake-up

Feb 9th 2014, 12:00 PM 80 Views 86 Comments

Pension funds investing in residential property could make a significant contribution to supplying a constrained market with much needed accommodation, write Lorcan Sirr and Tom Dunne.

# pensions - 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.

# pensions - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Burton defends welfare checks on widows and widowers
# Pension Checks
# Pension Checks

Burton defends welfare checks on widows and widowers

Jan 26th 2014, 1:36 PM 21,575 Views 190 Comments

The issue has been in the spotlight after an elderly woman had her pension stopped when she refused to engage with inspectors.

# pensions - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF
# Crc
# Crc

Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF

Jan 19th 2014, 1:46 PM 14,299 Views 128 Comments

There’s been a raft of media reports detailing the former CRC chief’s links with the party since the start of the payments controversy.

# pensions - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Jan 18th 2014, 8:42 PM 23,324 Views 2 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about the death of toddler Mikaeel Kular in Scotland and the fallout from the CRC revelations…

# pensions - Thursday 16 January, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Jan 16th 2014, 4:57 PM 5,264 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# pensions - Monday 30 December, 2013

€24.5m yielded by Revenue in compliance campaign for those with two pensions
# Pensions
# Pensions

€24.5m yielded by Revenue in compliance campaign for those with two pensions

Dec 30th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,904 Views 8 Comments

Those in receipt of both State pensions and private occupational pensions are liable to pay income tax if their total income is above a certain level.

# pensions - Saturday 21 December, 2013

92 NAMA staff earned over €100k last year, four earned over €200k
# Pay Scales
# Pay Scales

92 NAMA staff earned over €100k last year, four earned over €200k

Dec 21st 2013, 7:00 AM 7,677 Views 28 Comments

When both NTMA and NAMA staff figures are combined, 15 staff members earned over €200,000 in 2012.

# pensions - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014
# Revised Estimates
# Revised Estimates

Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014

Dec 18th 2013, 7:26 PM 5,014 Views 44 Comments

Revised estimates are required to be published before the end of 2013.

# pensions - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Dublin Bus to recruit 70 new bus drivers in the coming months
# Transport
# Transport

Dublin Bus to recruit 70 new bus drivers in the coming months

Dec 17th 2013, 3:13 PM 11,869 Views 40 Comments

Dublin Bus have welcomed the significant boost to their passenger numbers this year stating that it puts them in a great position for 2014.

# pensions - Monday 16 December, 2013

Eamon Ryan: Who really won in the ESB dispute?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eamon Ryan: Who really won in the ESB dispute?

Dec 16th 2013, 1:00 PM 158 Views 47 Comments

The key to this issue is whether the ESB will be able to pay pension contributions in 10 or 20 years time. It would be a bitter irony if the dispute itself has made the company weaker and less able to meet those commitments.

# pensions - Friday 13 December, 2013

Mandate to recommend acceptance of Labour Court M&S proposals

Mandate to recommend acceptance of Labour Court M&S proposals

Dec 13th 2013, 6:44 PM 6,560 Views 3 Comments

Members are to be balloted on the recommendations next week.

St Vincent's Healthcare Group called on to explain finances
# Corporate Governance
# Corporate Governance

St Vincent's Healthcare Group called on to explain finances

Dec 13th 2013, 3:22 PM 7,418 Views 20 Comments

The organisation has serious questions to answer, says PAC member and TD Simon Harris.

# pensions - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

'Absolute madness': CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer 'phantom pension fund'
# Crc
# Crc

'Absolute madness': CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer 'phantom pension fund'

Dec 11th 2013, 4:24 PM 24,461 Views 125 Comments

The revelation was disclosed right at the end of lengthy hearings before the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee this afternoon.

# pensions - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

SIPTU threatened with legal action over Aer Lingus pensions row
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

SIPTU threatened with legal action over Aer Lingus pensions row

Dec 10th 2013, 10:21 PM 6,303 Views 18 Comments

The airline says it will take any action up to legal action to prevent a ballot on industrial action from going ahead.

# pensions - Friday 6 December, 2013

Workers agree to LRC meeting with ESB management
# Row
# Row

Workers agree to LRC meeting with ESB management

Dec 6th 2013, 7:28 AM 4,417 Views 21 Comments

A last-ditch intervention from the government ahead of planned strikes is seen.

# pensions - Thursday 5 December, 2013

WATCH: TDs try to figure out what 'amazeballs' means
# Gubu
# Gubu

WATCH: TDs try to figure out what 'amazeballs' means

Dec 5th 2013, 2:39 PM 35,850 Views 105 Comments

The only problem was they were pronouncing it ‘amazey-balls’.

# pensions - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers

Nov 30th 2013, 7:30 PM 17,366 Views 9 Comments

Plus: What percentage unemployment rate does Taoiseach Enda Kenny want to see in 2016?

# pensions - Friday 29 November, 2013

Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages
# ESB
# ESB

Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages

Nov 29th 2013, 3:32 PM 9,796 Views 151 Comments

Retail Excellence said stores will be forced to close for the duration of the strike and many may not reopen.

Marks & Spencer staff to strike next Saturday
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Marks & Spencer staff to strike next Saturday

Nov 29th 2013, 1:54 PM 21,497 Views 83 Comments

The staff are angered at the closing of their pension scheme.

About 70 per cent of women do not have pension
# Nest Egg
# Nest Egg

About 70 per cent of women do not have pension

Nov 29th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,693 Views 38 Comments

The average female nest egg amounts to just €1,800 per year for the entire of their retirement.

# pensions - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Burton says pension changes will give "certainty"
# Defined Benefit
# Defined Benefit

Burton says pension changes will give "certainty"

Nov 20th 2013, 10:14 AM 6,043 Views 42 Comments

Joan Burton says that the Government hopes that uses of the new law will be a “rare event”.

# pensions - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

New legislation to protect pensioners with defined benefit schemes
# Defined Benefit
# Defined Benefit

New legislation to protect pensioners with defined benefit schemes

Nov 19th 2013, 5:32 PM 9,667 Views 25 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton received approval for the Bill today, which she says leaves the State pension completely unaffected.

# pensions - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

National College of Ireland staff to undertake industrial action
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

National College of Ireland staff to undertake industrial action

Oct 29th 2013, 8:53 PM 9,901 Views 21 Comments

The industrial action could escalate into strike action if decided on by staff.

# pensions - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil

Oct 24th 2013, 11:06 PM 4,634 Views 17 Comments

The bill passed the second stage by 79 votes to 44 and will now go before a committee.

# pensions - 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.

# pensions - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Higher rate of Invalidity Pension to be phased out
# Budget2014
# Budget2014

Higher rate of Invalidity Pension to be phased out

Oct 15th 2013, 5:23 PM 7,012 Views 7 Comments

A higher level of payment offered within the scheme is to be cut for certain recipients.

# pensions - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

"Pensioners should pay for their TV licences and travel" - Michael O'Leary
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

"Pensioners should pay for their TV licences and travel" - Michael O'Leary

Oct 9th 2013, 9:31 PM 23,919 Views 237 Comments

The Ryanair chief said that elderly people “don’t need” the concessions they get from the State.

# pensions - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Unions unhappy with proposed pension cuts for Aer Lingus and DAA workers
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Unions unhappy with proposed pension cuts for Aer Lingus and DAA workers

Oct 8th 2013, 11:48 AM 4,231 Views 35 Comments

Last night, unions heard proposals that could see pensions cut by 15 per cent.