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#Pensions

# pensions - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

SIPTU serves notice of industrial action on DAA

There has been no details of work stoppages revealed yet – and any action will not happen until after 1 October.

# pensions - Monday 3 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you kick off your week…

Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC

The employers’ group says allowing people to access cash from voluntary pension funds could mean a tax windfall.

# pensions - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Pensions, the internet and whiskey: The week in numbers

How much is a premium Dublin hotel room REALLY worth? And what does it take to reach age 116?

# pensions - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Young people 'delusional' about income needed in retirement - survey

A Red C poll commissioned by the Irish Association of Pension Funds says too few young people appreciate how much they’ll need.

# pensions - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Aer Lingus and DAA staff vote for industrial action

Workers are unhappy with proposed changes to their pensions.

# pensions - Monday 9 July, 2012

Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now? Gone Fishin This post contains images

Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now?

Bertie, Albert, Brian and co. What are they up to these days?

# pensions - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes AIB

Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes

The IBOA says the proposals are not acceptable, but the bank – which holds its AGM today – says costs must be cut.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Pension changes to impact former taoisigh and those on “Rolls Royce” salaries

A proposed new scheme will benefit lower paid public servants, says Minister Brendan Howlin.

# pensions - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Poll: Do you contribute to an occupational pension scheme? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you contribute to an occupational pension scheme?

Irish Pensions Board has expressed concern over drop in occupational pension scheme members – are you one?

Pensions board chief warns fund trustees of legal action

Irish Pensions Board also says it is concerned by the drop in membership of occupational pension schemes.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know this morning.

# pensions - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Young men around twice as likely to emigrate as women - report

An ESRI analysis of the Census 2011 data suggests that more than one in ten men aged in their 20s have left Ireland.

# pensions - Friday 15 June, 2012

Another pension scheme may bite the dust: Why is it happening?

Independent News and Media may close pension scheme as AIB says it will.

# pensions - Thursday 14 June, 2012

AIB to cut managers' pay, freeze staff salaries and change pensions AIB

AIB to cut managers' pay, freeze staff salaries and change pensions

Staff were informed of the plan in an email circulated today. Perks like gym memberships will also be cut.

# pensions - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Noonan: €1.2 billion of pension reserves already committed

That leaves about €4.5 billion in the pot.

# pensions - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

EU warns of rising financial pressure from ageing population EU

EU warns of rising financial pressure from ageing population

Almost one-third of EU citizens will be aged 65 or over by 2060, says EU report.

# pensions - Friday 11 May, 2012

45 years: average age of civil servants as staffing levels approach crisis point

The country’s top civil servants say more urgency is needed on staffing levels, with some public servants taking on the work of two or three people.

# pensions - Monday 23 April, 2012

Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year

63 per cent of civil servants – including 2,776 who already earn over €70k – are entitled to ‘increments’ this year.

# pensions - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Commission will not strip Flynn's pension before court ruling

Current commissioner Maros Sefcovic says Padraig Flynn’s pension may be stripped, but only after he is convicted of an offence.

# pensions - Monday 26 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# pensions - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Column: Our welfare system is wasteful – and a timebomb for our children

As benefits for the most vulnerable are cut, our system throws money at others who don’t need it, writes Aaron McKenna.

# pensions - Sunday 11 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# pensions - Monday 27 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed in one handy round-up…

# pensions - Friday 3 February, 2012

McCarthy bemoans Government's "ham-fisted" public retirement scheme

The chairman of An Bord Snip Nua attacks the “very poorly designed” system which may leave the public sector understaffed.

# pensions - Monday 30 January, 2012

IBEC downgrades growth forecast amid ‘challenging’ conditions

The business group believes the economy will not live up to Department of Finance predictions this year.

# pensions - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Top civil servant to retire, aged 55, with €430,000 package

Meanwhile, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has revealed that one civil servant has taken a voluntary pay cut of more than 50 per cent.

# pensions - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Revenue chairwoman apologises for distress caused by pensions letters

Josephine Feehily acknowledges that the Revenue Commissioners caused ‘confusion and distress’ to many Irish pensioners.

# pensions - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Revenue chairwoman to face TDs' questioning on pensions debacle

Josephine Feehily is to attend tomorrow’s meeting of the Oireachtas Finance committee, along with Social Protection officials.

# pensions - Monday 9 January, 2012

Ombudsman raises concerns over Revenue contact with tax-compliant pensioners

Meanwhile, Revenue officials are expected to come before an Oireachtas committee this week over the controversy.

# pensions - Friday 6 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s fix: Some parents to lose child benefit; continued rows over pensions debacle; Ray Grehan bankrupt – in England – and all the other bits you may have missed.

THE REVENUE COMMISSIONERS has said they will open their telephone service tomorrow to answer public queries in relation to the disclosure that some holders of State pensions may be liable for extra tax. The number to call, a LoCall 1890 number, changes depending on your geographical area and is outlined on the letter that affected pensioners will have received this week from the Revenue.

Opposition cry foul over Revenue pensions 'mess-up'

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin demand immediate clarification on how 115,000 pensioners were told they may face extra tax.

Revenue not ruling out back tax on pensioners Tax

Revenue not ruling out back tax on pensioners

Declan Rigby from the Office of the Revenue Commissioners said that there will not be an across-the-board amnesty on pensioners who owe tax.

# pensions - Thursday 5 January, 2012

115,000 pensioners told: You'll have to pay more tax

The Revenue Commissioners and Department of Social Protection identify 115,000 pensioners whose income had been underdeclared.

# pensions - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Poorest have the worst experience of public services in Ireland

A new ESRI study on public services has found that Irish people give the health system a lower rating than that of almost every other system in western Europe.

# pensions - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures Budget 2012 This post contains images

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

# pensions - Monday 5 December, 2011

Number of PRSI payments to qualify for widow's pension trebled

The govt is increasing the qualifying number of PRSI payments for a Widow(er)’s and the Surviving Civil Partner’s contributory pensions from 156 to 520.

Court fines Mick Wallace TD €7,000

Wallace pleaded guilty to five charges of failing to pay contributions into his employees’ pension schemes on time.

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