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#Retirement

# retirement - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From The42 Former Connacht and Scotland outhalf Dan Parks retires after '11 great years as a pro' Next Chapter

Former Connacht and Scotland outhalf Dan Parks retires after '11 great years as a pro'

“You get to a point,” the Australian told TheScore.ie, “where you’re running and others are catching up, and passing you.”

# retirement - Friday 6 June, 2014

Missing British pensioner turns up at D-Day events in France

The 89-year-old went missing from his retirement home and was found enjoying an anniversary get-together with comrades in France.

# retirement - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From The42 'I think I just need a break from rugby' - Stephen Ferris on his retirement Checking Out

'I think I just need a break from rugby' - Stephen Ferris on his retirement

The Ulster flanker has thanked the province’s fans and backroom staff on the day he officially hung up his boots.

# retirement - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

# retirement - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From The42 Paul Warwick: 'I don't want to be in a wheelchair after a few years of rugby' Interview

Paul Warwick: 'I don't want to be in a wheelchair after a few years of rugby'

The former Connacht and Munster back retired from rugby this week after incurring a worrying neck injury.

# retirement - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From The42 8 hurlers getting set for their first championship summer in retirement IN THE STANDS This post contains images

8 hurlers getting set for their first championship summer in retirement

Tony Browne, Brendan Cummins; some of the all time greats will be watching from the stands this summer.

# retirement - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The42 Muller may make move into coaching after a year back on the farm No Regrets

Muller may make move into coaching after a year back on the farm

The lock has already declined offers in favour of enjoying some well-deserved R&R in the Southern Cape.

From The42 Neck injury forces Munster favourite Paul Warwick to hang up his boots Legend

Neck injury forces Munster favourite Paul Warwick to hang up his boots

The Australian, who also played with Connacht, has called time on his playing career.

# retirement - Friday 16 May, 2014

From The42 19 footballers getting set for their first championship summer in retirement Watching On This post contains images

19 footballers getting set for their first championship summer in retirement

Some of the greats of the game won’t be involved in this summer’s championship.

# retirement - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From The42 Sylvain Distin, quite brilliantly, 'retires' from international football on Twitter Lolz

Sylvain Distin, quite brilliantly, 'retires' from international football on Twitter

Everton centre-back has never been capped by his country despite consistently impressing in the Premier League

# retirement - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From The42 'It's frustrating to have only four medals, there's one missing' -- Derval O'Rourke Collect Them All

'It's frustrating to have only four medals, there's one missing' -- Derval O'Rourke

The Cork hurdler is hoping to be back on the podium in Zurich this August, but has had to push her competitive return back by a month.

# retirement - Monday 5 May, 2014

From The42 'You think of giving up everything' - Arsenal's 'Mr Glass' Abou Diaby considered retirement Injury Prone

'You think of giving up everything' - Arsenal's 'Mr Glass' Abou Diaby considered retirement

The French midfielder has not played all season but could make his return in the Gunners’ final two games.

# retirement - Monday 28 April, 2014

After 287 goals and 5 Premier League promotions, 40-year-old Kevin Phillips is retiring

The veteran Leicester City striker has announced that he will call it a day this weekend.

# retirement - Sunday 6 April, 2014

From The42 Johnny Doyle retires from inter-county football Loyal Servant

Johnny Doyle retires from inter-county football

The Kildare forward has quit because of family commitments.

# retirement - Friday 4 April, 2014

Column: The future for pensions? Lessons to be learned from high-profile case ...

A recent landmark ruling contains lessons that other pension scheme trustees and employers must learn from, writes Samantha McConnell.

# retirement - Thursday 3 April, 2014

RSVP: Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery yet to confirm attendance at PAC next week

The committee is due to hold further hearings on Rehab next Thursday.

Poll: Should people be able to choose what age they retire at? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people be able to choose what age they retire at?

A proposed bill from Deputy Anne Ferris would introduce a voluntary system of retirement.

Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age

A Bill put forward by Labour TD Anne Ferris would see the current compulsory retirement age of 65 scrapped.

# retirement - Sunday 30 March, 2014

"I have no intention of taking a break" - Gay Byrne refutes suggestion he's retiring

There had been some speculation that today’s show on Lyric FM would be his last – but the veteran broadcaster says he will be back in the autumn.

# retirement - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Here's what Alan Shatter has to say about Martin Callinan

The Minister for Justice paid tribute to Martin Callinan, who stepped down from An Garda Siochána today.

# retirement - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From The42 26-year-old Connacht centre Kyle Tonetti forced to retire Injury

26-year-old Connacht centre Kyle Tonetti forced to retire

The former Ireland U19 and U20 international has called time on his professional rugby career.

# retirement - Monday 17 March, 2014

From The42 'He’s been an absolute legend for the team' - Ireland's players salute Brian O'Driscoll Tributes

'He’s been an absolute legend for the team' - Ireland's players salute Brian O'Driscoll

The Irish squad have been paying tribute to the legendary outside centre.

# retirement - Sunday 16 March, 2014

From The42 O'Driscoll thankful to sign off on his terms and as part of a great team BOD

O'Driscoll thankful to sign off on his terms and as part of a great team

‘I’ve had so much fun over the last 15 years, and I feel very grateful to finish in this fantastic way.’

# retirement - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From The42 Brian O’Driscoll: I want to be remembered as a team player In His Words

Brian O’Driscoll: I want to be remembered as a team player

Ireland’s legendary centre explains his thoughts as he heads for the home straight of an incredible international career.

# retirement - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Column: Clarity is needed on the pension levy 'jobs initiatives' claim

The Government’s inaction on pensions begs the question of whether it has a long-term strategy for pensions at all, writes Samantha McConnell.

# retirement - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From The42 BOD on his rugby 'afterlife' and how coaching doesn't float his boat Moving On

BOD on his rugby 'afterlife' and how coaching doesn't float his boat

The inspirational centre insists he will only focus on life after rugby when the season is over.

# retirement - Monday 27 January, 2014

Irish Water says staffing numbers will 'reduce over time'

Professor John Fitzgerald of the ESRI said that the overspend on staff in Irish Water will add to the cost of water for Irish households and businesses.

# retirement - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From The42 Ospreys clash is the first of Brian O'Driscoll's 'last' big matches Long Goodbye

Ospreys clash is the first of Brian O'Driscoll's 'last' big matches

The centre played his first European game at the RDS eight years ago.

# retirement - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Dutch prostitutes want same retirement perks as professional footballers

They want the same perks because they ‘both do a difficult physical job that they cannot do their whole life’.

# retirement - Monday 18 November, 2013

From The42 Cork footballer Alan O'Connor announces his retirement Curtain Down

Cork footballer Alan O'Connor announces his retirement

O’Connor has become the latest Rebel to call it a day.

# retirement - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From The42 Brogan wants 'peculiar fish' Cluxton to stay involved for 2014 Dubs Leader

Brogan wants 'peculiar fish' Cluxton to stay involved for 2014

The Dublin captain is massively important, according to teammate Bernard Brogan.

# retirement - Thursday 24 October, 2013

From The42 Recalled by JBM and retiring from Cork in 2012 – Seán Óg book extract Walking Away

Recalled by JBM and retiring from Cork in 2012 – Seán Óg book extract

The former Cork hurler writes in his new book about being recalled by Jimmy Barry-Murphy before retiring at the end of 2012.

# retirement - Saturday 19 October, 2013

From The42 No regrets for Fergie as he enjoys life after managment Je Ne Regrette Rien

No regrets for Fergie as he enjoys life after managment

The former United boss is happy with his decision to retire.

# retirement - Friday 18 October, 2013

From The42 21 Twitter tributes to Brendan Cummins and Noel O'Leary In Praise This post contains images

21 Twitter tributes to Brendan Cummins and Noel O'Leary

The Tipperary hurler and Cork footballer called time on their inter-county careers this week.

# retirement - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

From The42 New Cork boss Cuthbert on backroom team, dual players and retirements GAA

New Cork boss Cuthbert on backroom team, dual players and retirements

Brian Cuthbert was appointed last night as Cork senior football manager for a two-year term.

# retirement - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2014?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# retirement - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Defence Force personnel want an end to 21-year service limit

The body which represents members of the Defence Forces says that mandatory retirement will cost the State €1.5 million a year.

# retirement - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

From The42 Column: 'Test breakthrough was definitely coming for Eoin O'Malley' Early Retirement

Column: 'Test breakthrough was definitely coming for Eoin O'Malley'

Former Leinster and Ireland hooker Shane Byrne believes the retired rugby player would have been a quality Ireland international.

# retirement - Friday 16 August, 2013

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick

With the number of older people in consistent poverty doubling over just one year, pensioner Gordon* explains what daily life is like for him – and how he fears for the future.

# retirement - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

'I was one of the lucky ones' - Gary Connaughton retires from Westmeath

The legendary goalkeeper has called time on his inter-county career.

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