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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Pensions

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'The day is coming that someone says the game is over for Greece'
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?
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'
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
The former taoisigh’s annual pensions cannot be cut further, Brendan Howlin has said.
Can this new plan halt Ireland's looming pension crisis?
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
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
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
The union Unite wants to meet the Finance Minister over the issues.
Do you have a pension? You might be forced to get one*
*When the economy gets better and pay goes up.
Opinion: Our state pensions ponzi scheme is nearing a breaking point
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?
Fianna Fáil aren’t happy with the Government’s answer.
Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal
The factory in Waterford closed in 2009.
€178m pension deal agreed for Waterford Crystal workers
The workers took on the case when they were laid off from the company in 2009.
Pension deal for former Waterford Crystal workers on the table
The factory in Waterford closed in 2009 with the loss of 1,000 jobs.
These are the firms with the biggest black holes in their pension schemes
Irish funds are taking more risks with pension money… and those holes are growing.
A lot of UK firefighters are out on strike tonight
The strike is due to continue until 4th of November.
Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out
The levy will be reduced from 2015 and will be abolished at the end of next year.
Five years on - Waterford Crystal workers speak of struggle to secure pensions
The workers have been campaigning for five years.
Poll: Do you pay into a private pension scheme?
A large number of people have abandoned their plans – are any of you paying for private pensions?
Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn
Unite trade union said today the dispute will go to the Labour Relations Commission – and hopefully be resolved.
Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year
Between pensions, jobseeker’s payments and allowances for children and carers, Joan Burton’s department spend €20.3 billion.
'Last opportunity' to resolve Aer Lingus pension dispute
The company says that its decision to accept the hit will defuse the risk of future strikes.
€780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more
The plan may face problems being passed by Aer Lingus shareholders, however.
Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait
The average processing time of an appeal is six months.
The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes
Term limits for ministers, performance-related pay, and giving everyone a say on the Budget… The Reform Alliance has a lengthy political wish-list.
Government fails to derail Aer Lingus chief's pension bump-reports
A trade union called any increase would be “very strange”.
Irish people own €69 million in gold
TCD finance professor says that gold can act as an investment safety blanket in rough economic times.
'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant
There is currently a maximum service limit of 21 years for private and corporal personnel.
Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k
Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that 35 receive pensions worth €100,000, with five of those being €118,000.
Column: People will access pension funds early in the UK... will the same happen here?
The UK governmen will now allow all retirees from defined contribution (DC) schemes to take all their money as tax free or taxable cash
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.
VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure
Four former workers at the plant are trying to highlight the issues they have been dealing with over the last five years – mainly the fact that they still haven’t been given a pension.
Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013
The annual report also outlines cost savings of €30 million are to be introduced.
High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA
Dublin Airport Authority welcomed the decision today which directs SIPTU to withdraw its planned industrial action at Dublin and Cork airports this Friday.
Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA
General Secretary John Douglas said they will attend a meeting with the expert panel this Friday.
So long Pensions Reserve Fund, hello Strategic Investment Fund
The ISIF held a meeting today to discuss its objectives for the future.
ESB Group of Unions threaten CEO and Chairman with legal action
The unions have sent a legal letter to management ahead of the firm’s presentation of its 2013 accounts to the board today.
Union agrees to co-operate with Aer Lingus pensions investigation
However, Siptu said the planned St Patrick’s weekend strike has not been called off.
Work stoppages to take place at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports
The union said this was due to the “refusal” of the companies to engage in meaningful talks over a pension dispute.
Flying soon? DAA strike action will mean a grounding of all aircraft
SIPTU said the votes from the Aer Lingus and Shannon Airport Authority ballot are expected this afternoon.