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#Pensions

# pensions - All time

'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 59,720 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.

Most women 'don't know how to start a pension' as surveys highlights gender gap
# Planning Ahead
# Planning Ahead

Most women 'don't know how to start a pension' as surveys highlights gender gap

Jan 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 9,306 Views 41 Comments

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
# Finance
# Finance

The State's public service pension liability currently stands at €114.5 billion

Dec 19th 2017, 7:34 PM 19,859 Views 136 Comments

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
# Fighting Words
# Fighting Words

'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion

Oct 18th 2017, 10:30 AM 23,993 Views 107 Comments

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
# Losing Out
# Losing Out

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

Oct 17th 2017, 8:49 PM 26,373 Views 76 Comments

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
# Gender Grey Gap
# Gender Grey Gap

There's a big difference between how men and women are planning for retirement

Sep 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 21,608 Views 36 Comments

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'
# Sharing The Burden
# Sharing The Burden

Leo Varadkar: 'The State can’t solve everyone’s problems for them'

Sep 21st 2017, 8:28 PM 44,535 Views 144 Comments

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
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries

Aug 1st 2017, 11:52 AM 37,608 Views 77 Comments

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
# 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 38,826 Views 66 Comments

“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

'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker

Jul 26th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,164 Views 37 Comments

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
# Feeling Gloomy
# Feeling Gloomy

'I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester' - British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect

Apr 1st 2017, 8:45 AM 39,647 Views 96 Comments

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
# Happy Retirement
# Happy Retirement

'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed

Feb 25th 2017, 7:10 AM 15,783 Views 25 Comments

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
# Local Town
# Local Town

Cork TD says people should pay €6 a year for travel pass to wipe out Bus Éireann deficit

Jan 23rd 2017, 7:41 PM 37,580 Views 120 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

The gap between private pensions and public pensions has the government worried

Dec 29th 2016, 8:30 AM 25,670 Views 115 Comments

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
# The Long Game
# The Long Game

Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension

Oct 14th 2016, 10:00 AM 14,007 Views 24 Comments

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
# Pension Increases
# Pension Increases

"Unacceptable": Fianna Fáil's Budget battle with Varadkar is going down to the wire

Oct 9th 2016, 10:30 AM 15,710 Views 73 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

Worried about financial security? Here are 7 tips on how to get the right pension

Sep 4th 2016, 10:00 AM 3,533 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.

The top 500 public sector pensions cost €50 million a year
# Civil Servants
# Civil Servants

The top 500 public sector pensions cost €50 million a year

Aug 1st 2016, 7:00 AM 22,121 Views 113 Comments

The figures were released to Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty.

Poll: Should all employers be required to contribute to their workers' pensions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all employers be required to contribute to their workers' pensions?

Jul 19th 2016, 8:49 AM 19,926 Views 73 Comments

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
# Rainy Days
# Rainy Days

The average pension payout for Irish people is just €6,000 per year at present

Jan 25th 2016, 6:00 AM 27,069 Views 18 Comments

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...
# 1916
# 1916

Busting the myths of who exactly was inside Dublin's GPO during the Easter Rising...

Jan 10th 2016, 7:00 PM 47,831 Views 97 Comments

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
# Retirement
# Retirement

This chart shows how hard Irish people work for their pensions

Dec 7th 2015, 6:05 AM 26,690 Views 25 Comments

Full benefit comes after 43 years of contributions.

Will the State Pension actually be there for me when I retire?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Will the State Pension actually be there for me when I retire?

Oct 22nd 2015, 10:09 AM 1,995 Views 98 Comments

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
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts

Jul 9th 2015, 7:10 PM 15,106 Views 100 Comments

Several former cabinet ministers are in line for pension increases under the new public sector pay deal.

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Jul 5th 2015, 8:21 PM 12,128 Views 0 Comments

Mick Wallace, Ireland’s asylum system and the Greek referendum had people talking today.

Former ministers to get pension boost, but one thinks the country "isn't ready" yet
# Mary Hanafin
# Mary Hanafin

Former ministers to get pension boost, but one thinks the country "isn't ready" yet

Jul 5th 2015, 12:38 PM 26,623 Views 170 Comments

Mary Hanafin has said former ministers should be the “very last” people to get an increase.

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 1,245 Views 100 Comments

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'
# Parliamentary Language
# Parliamentary Language

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Jun 24th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,777 Views 138 Comments

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

'The day is coming that someone says the game is over for Greece'
# Bailout Talks
# Bailout Talks

'The day is coming that someone says the game is over for Greece'

Jun 11th 2015, 6:32 PM 16,969 Views 106 Comments

The IMF has pulled its team out of talks with the cash-strapped nation.

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?
# The Constitution
# The Constitution

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?

May 28th 2015, 6:06 AM 12,006 Views 10 Comments

A clause should be inserted into the Constitution to ensure pension protection, according to the Professional Insurance Brokers Association.

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will 'put many jobs and businesses at risk'
# Pensioned Off
# Pensioned Off

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will 'put many jobs and businesses at risk'

May 25th 2015, 10:54 AM 13,474 Views 57 Comments

The government wants a universal pension system – but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year
# Pensions
# Pensions

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

May 12th 2015, 5:28 PM 18,688 Views 118 Comments

The former taoisigh’s annual pensions cannot be cut further, Brendan Howlin has said.

Can this new plan halt Ireland's looming pension crisis?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Can this new plan halt Ireland's looming pension crisis?

Mar 6th 2015, 9:30 AM 270 Views 57 Comments

Our ageing population will mean that the current State pension will become unsustainable, leaving an uncertain future for many of us.

Revenue apologises to 5,000 pensioners after tax blunder
# Sorry
# Sorry

Revenue apologises to 5,000 pensioners after tax blunder

Feb 28th 2015, 10:39 AM 13,658 Views 36 Comments

Thousands were charged significantly more tax than they should have been this month.

Ireland is one of the worst places in Europe to retire right now
# No Country For Old Men
# No Country For Old Men

Ireland is one of the worst places in Europe to retire right now

Feb 10th 2015, 5:58 PM 29,451 Views 67 Comments

A lack of doctors means the country’s rating for healthcare has plunged.

Here's why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike
# Banking
# Banking

Here's why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike

Jan 15th 2015, 5:53 PM 16,763 Views 44 Comments

The union Unite wants to meet the Finance Minister over the issues.

Do you have a pension? You might be forced to get one*
# Nest Egg
# Nest Egg

Do you have a pension? You might be forced to get one*

Jan 8th 2015, 7:45 PM 20,110 Views 98 Comments

*When the economy gets better and pay goes up.

Opinion: Our state pensions ponzi scheme is nearing a breaking point
# Retirement
# Retirement

Opinion: Our state pensions ponzi scheme is nearing a breaking point

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:00 AM 395 Views 129 Comments

The demographic pressures on our welfare system are becoming less and less tomorrow’s problem…

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?
# Hypothecated
# Hypothecated

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?

Dec 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,395 Views 36 Comments

Fianna Fáil aren’t happy with the Government’s answer.

Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal

Dec 13th 2014, 7:55 PM 12,360 Views 50 Comments

The factory in Waterford closed in 2009.