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#Pension

# pension - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed
# Welfare
# Welfare

Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed

Updated Tue 8:26 PM 67,851 Views 34 Comments
  • There will be a double payment of child benefit paid out in November.
  • The Fuel Allowance is set to have it's means test ceiling raised, alongside a €400 lump sum.
  • The total package is worth €2.2 billion.

# pension - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Central Bank warns younger generations may face lower standard of living at retirement
# Not Ideal
# Not Ideal

Central Bank warns younger generations may face lower standard of living at retirement

Aug 31st 2022, 9:05 PM 21,994 Views 30 Comments

Demographic changes have led to a build-up in wealth among older generations, and a decline in rates of return.

# pension - Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Call for all social welfare payments to be increased by €20 as older people 'turn off heating'
# Age Action
# Age Action

Call for all social welfare payments to be increased by €20 as older people 'turn off heating'

Aug 16th 2022, 11:35 AM 27,601 Views 58 Comments

Age Action said the State Pension should be increased by at least €23 in the Budget.

# pension - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Pension age to remain at 66 under new proposals to be announced next month
# Pension
# Pension

Pension age to remain at 66 under new proposals to be announced next month

Updated Jul 23rd 2022, 2:28 PM 19,055 Views 28 Comments

It’s at odds with the recommendations of the Pension Commission report published last October.

# pension - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Poll: Do you have a private pension?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have a private pension?

Feb 8th 2022, 10:08 AM 42,517 Views 60 Comments

Inflation is causing many to consider how financially secure they will be later in life.

# pension - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Government to keep 'open mind' on committee recommendation to maintain state pension at age 66
# Pension
# Pension

Government to keep 'open mind' on committee recommendation to maintain state pension at age 66

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 9:07 PM 36,028 Views 41 Comments

An Oireachtas Committee has said the pension age should not be increased.

# pension - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

State pension and core social welfare payments to increase by €5 per week
# Welfare
# Welfare

State pension and core social welfare payments to increase by €5 per week

Oct 12th 2021, 2:48 PM 33,039 Views 26 Comments
  • This will bring the full State pension to €253.30 per week.
  • A €5 increase to the Fuel Allowance comes into effect from midnight.
  • The Living Alone Allowance will also increase by €3 per week.

# pension - Thursday 7 October, 2021

State pension age set to rise by three months each year from 2028 until it hits 67 in 2031
# Working Life
# Working Life

State pension age set to rise by three months each year from 2028 until it hits 67 in 2031

Updated Oct 7th 2021, 7:37 PM 47,364 Views 68 Comments

The government this evening published Pension Commission report.

# pension - Monday 13 September, 2021

Pension and social welfare payment rises on the cards for next month's Budget
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

Pension and social welfare payment rises on the cards for next month's Budget

Sep 13th 2021, 4:45 PM 46,793 Views 58 Comments

The Social Protection Minister said ‘very difficult decisions’ around the State pension will have to be made.

# 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 31,037 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 162,118 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 61,112 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 11,358 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 10,673 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 52,340 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 50,015 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 12,596 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 23,329 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 52,343 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 49,650 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 32,749 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 18,344 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 11,787 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 24,770 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 59,692 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 10,520 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 67,609 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 18,154 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 30,418 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 40,157 Views 119 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 19,939 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 38,824 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 18,029 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 47,900 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 23,883 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 26,724 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 10,254 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 48,474 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 3,530 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 1,571 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.

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