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# Pensions

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The pension age is now a major election issue - so where do all the parties stand?
The pension age is set to increase to 67 in 2021, and 68 in 2028.
'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole
Sinn Fein has pledged to restore the pensionable age to 65
France paralysed as hundreds of thousands take to the streets in protest over pensions overhaul plan
The protest stem from French President Macron’s proposals to reform the pension and retirement structure.
Poll: Do you support the government's plan to 'auto-enrol' people for pensions?
The government this week announced plans for the new pension system.
There's a big difference between what Irish men and women are living off in retirement
The ESRI has put the gender pension gap at 35%.
Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments
Fianna Fáil accused the government of kite-flying.
Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review
Another 21,294 will remain on their existing rate of payment.
€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years
For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders
'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence
The Brigade Activity Files are the latest release by the Military Service Pensions Collection.
Fears over publishing anonymous list of former ministers' pensions in case they were easily identifiable
The 2017 list was never published due to concerns over data protection and that even an anonymous list could create a breach.
Putin softens plans to reform Russia's pension system amid public outcry
Putin suggested raising the state pension age by five years to 60 years for women, instead of the earlier proposed eight years to 63.
Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022
The consultation process for the proposed automatic enrolment of all citizens into pension plans has now been launched and will last until 4 November.
'The State pension wasn't designed to support the lifestyles people have in mind'
Within the complex landscape of pension investment, auto-enrolment provides a compelling case for increasing and encouraging pension take-up, writes Jerry Moriarty.
Injured in The Troubles: 'I don't know whether they're just waiting for us to die off'
Some of those left severely injured in the Troubles are now in their 70s and 80s. They says it’s imperative a special pension be introduced.
From 2022, workers will be 'auto enrolled' on pension savings schemes
The government has also announced a new “total contributions approach” to pensions from 2020.
The government will spend €40 million closing the 'pensions gap'
The people impacted, mainly women, lose out on around €30 per week under the measures.
'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'
Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.
Most women 'don't know how to start a pension' as surveys highlights gender gap
Just over one in three women have a pension, compared to over half of men.
The State's public service pension liability currently stands at €114.5 billion
The figure was calculated under the assumption that future pension increases will continue to be in line with pay rates
'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion
The Government looks set to lose a vote in the Dáil.
Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce
Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.
There's a big difference between how men and women are planning for retirement
A new survey has revealed women are less likely to be putting money aside for old age.
Leo Varadkar: 'The State can’t solve everyone’s problems for them'
An Taoiseach wants workers to be automatically signed up to a private pension.
Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries
The unpaid tabs at the Dáil bar and restaurant amount to €5,000.
The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises
“We are working towards increasing the pension in the next budget,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.
'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker
A report into the pay and conditions of workers was published yesterday.
'I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester' - British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect
Free public healthcare and a state pension guaranteed to increase with inflation are just two of the perks expats could lose when Brexit takes hold.
'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed
It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.
Cork TD says people should pay €6 a year for travel pass to wipe out Bus Éireann deficit
Jim Daly says he would be vehemently opposed to any reductions in rural services.
The gap between private pensions and public pensions has the government worried
Enda Kenny said Minister Paschal Donohoe will not deal with its strategy for public pay until the Public Pay Commission sends its report.
Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension
And what the hell is a PIP? An ARF? We got some experts to answer your questions.
"Unacceptable": Fianna Fáil's Budget battle with Varadkar is going down to the wire
The “11th hour” nature of the proposed delay in pension increases is not acceptable, according to Micheál Martin.
Worried about financial security? Here are 7 tips on how to get the right pension
The Money Doctor, John Lowe, explains how to make to most of your money and ensure you have enough to retire on.
The top 500 public sector pensions cost €50 million a year
The figures were released to Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty.
Poll: Should all employers be required to contribute to their workers' pensions?
A new workplace saving scheme may be introduced to encourage people to save for retirement.
The average pension payout for Irish people is just €6,000 per year at present
25% more Irish people are covered by a pension plan now however, compared with 2010, according to a new survey.
Busting the myths of who exactly was inside Dublin's GPO during the Easter Rising...
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.
This chart shows how hard Irish people work for their pensions
Full benefit comes after 43 years of contributions.
Will the State Pension actually be there for me when I retire?
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.
Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts
Several former cabinet ministers are in line for pension increases under the new public sector pay deal.