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#Pensions

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€178m pension deal agreed for Waterford Crystal workers
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

€178m pension deal agreed for Waterford Crystal workers

Dec 9th 2014, 1:41 PM 6,093 Views 53 Comments

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
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Pension deal for former Waterford Crystal workers on the table

Dec 7th 2014, 12:08 PM 9,497 Views 27 Comments

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
# Sucked In
# Sucked In

These are the firms with the biggest black holes in their pension schemes

Nov 12th 2014, 12:22 PM 19,040 Views 20 Comments

Irish funds are taking more risks with pension money… and those holes are growing.

A lot of UK firefighters are out on strike tonight
# Halloween
# Halloween

A lot of UK firefighters are out on strike tonight

Oct 31st 2014, 8:26 PM 9,673 Views 8 Comments

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
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out

Oct 14th 2014, 2:59 PM 8,856 Views 9 Comments

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
# Battle
# Battle

Five years on - Waterford Crystal workers speak of struggle to secure pensions

Aug 23rd 2014, 5:48 PM 9,443 Views 27 Comments

The workers have been campaigning for five years.

Poll: Do you pay into a private pension scheme?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you pay into a private pension scheme?

Jul 31st 2014, 9:32 AM 15,744 Views 80 Comments

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
# Worker Rights
# Worker Rights

Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn

Jul 27th 2014, 4:58 PM 13,184 Views 10 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year

Jul 9th 2014, 6:07 PM 20,245 Views 76 Comments

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
# Sky High
# Sky High

'Last opportunity' to resolve Aer Lingus pension dispute

Jun 27th 2014, 6:50 PM 14,298 Views 27 Comments

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
# Plugging The Gap
# Plugging The Gap

€780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more

Jun 16th 2014, 2:27 PM 6,239 Views 17 Comments

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
# Sit Tight
# Sit Tight

Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait

Jun 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,620 Views 6 Comments

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
# Ch-ch-ch-changes
# Ch-ch-ch-changes

The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes

Jun 11th 2014, 1:40 PM 11,767 Views 36 Comments

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
# Christoph Mueller
# Christoph Mueller

Government fails to derail Aer Lingus chief's pension bump-reports

May 2nd 2014, 7:55 PM 17,859 Views 35 Comments

A trade union called any increase would be “very strange”.

Irish people own €69 million in gold
# All That Glitters
# All That Glitters

Irish people own €69 million in gold

Apr 15th 2014, 3:14 PM 15,062 Views 42 Comments

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
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant

Apr 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 28,232 Views 88 Comments

There is currently a maximum service limit of 21 years for private and corporal personnel.

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k
# Chaching
# Chaching

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k

Apr 7th 2014, 8:40 AM 12,799 Views 84 Comments

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?
# Nest Egg
# Nest Egg

Column: People will access pension funds early in the UK... will the same happen here?

Apr 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 79 Views 12 Comments

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 ...
# Pensions
# Pensions

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

Apr 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 118 Views 8 Comments

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
# Five Years On
# Five Years On

VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure

Apr 1st 2014, 1:22 PM 17,453 Views 35 Comments

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
# Pay Packet
# Pay Packet

Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013

Mar 28th 2014, 8:16 PM 11,665 Views 122 Comments

The annual report also outlines cost savings of €30 million are to be introduced.

High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA
# Strike Off
# Strike Off

High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA

Mar 12th 2014, 4:11 PM 11,487 Views 93 Comments

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
# Called Off
# Called Off

Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA

Mar 10th 2014, 10:19 PM 9,858 Views 18 Comments

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
# ISIF
# ISIF

So long Pensions Reserve Fund, hello Strategic Investment Fund

Mar 5th 2014, 10:51 AM 5,873 Views 24 Comments

The ISIF held a meeting today to discuss its objectives for the future.

ESB Group of Unions threaten CEO and Chairman with legal action
# Pensions Row
# Pensions Row

ESB Group of Unions threaten CEO and Chairman with legal action

Mar 5th 2014, 9:16 AM 5,374 Views 15 Comments

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
# Strike
# Strike

Union agrees to co-operate with Aer Lingus pensions investigation

Mar 4th 2014, 5:47 PM 9,120 Views 23 Comments

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
# Pensions
# Pensions

Work stoppages to take place at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports

Feb 27th 2014, 10:00 PM 23,685 Views 81 Comments

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
# Disruption
# Disruption

Flying soon? DAA strike action will mean a grounding of all aircraft

Feb 11th 2014, 10:21 AM 14,960 Views 74 Comments

SIPTU said the votes from the Aer Lingus and Shannon Airport Authority ballot are expected this afternoon.

Column: Ireland's residential rental market needs a massive shake-up
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland's residential rental market needs a massive shake-up

Feb 9th 2014, 12:00 PM 107 Views 86 Comments

Pension funds investing in residential property could make a significant contribution to supplying a constrained market with much needed accommodation, write Lorcan Sirr and Tom Dunne.

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

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

Feb 4th 2014, 4:59 PM 71 Views 20 Comments

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

Burton defends welfare checks on widows and widowers
# Pension Checks
# Pension Checks

Burton defends welfare checks on widows and widowers

Jan 26th 2014, 1:36 PM 21,624 Views 190 Comments

The issue has been in the spotlight after an elderly woman had her pension stopped when she refused to engage with inspectors.

Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF
# Crc
# Crc

Cowen: Kiely had no 'hand, act or part' in running of FF

Jan 19th 2014, 1:46 PM 14,330 Views 128 Comments

There’s been a raft of media reports detailing the former CRC chief’s links with the party since the start of the payments controversy.

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Jan 18th 2014, 8:42 PM 23,337 Views 2 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about the death of toddler Mikaeel Kular in Scotland and the fallout from the CRC revelations…

€24.5m yielded by Revenue in compliance campaign for those with two pensions
# Pensions
# Pensions

€24.5m yielded by Revenue in compliance campaign for those with two pensions

Dec 30th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,928 Views 8 Comments

Those in receipt of both State pensions and private occupational pensions are liable to pay income tax if their total income is above a certain level.

92 NAMA staff earned over €100k last year, four earned over €200k
# Pay Scales
# Pay Scales

92 NAMA staff earned over €100k last year, four earned over €200k

Dec 21st 2013, 7:00 AM 7,720 Views 28 Comments

When both NTMA and NAMA staff figures are combined, 15 staff members earned over €200,000 in 2012.

Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014
# Revised Estimates
# Revised Estimates

Gross total expenditure for public service to amount to €53bn for 2014

Dec 18th 2013, 7:26 PM 5,034 Views 44 Comments

Revised estimates are required to be published before the end of 2013.

Dublin Bus to recruit 70 new bus drivers in the coming months
# Transport
# Transport

Dublin Bus to recruit 70 new bus drivers in the coming months

Dec 17th 2013, 3:13 PM 11,895 Views 40 Comments

Dublin Bus have welcomed the significant boost to their passenger numbers this year stating that it puts them in a great position for 2014.

Eamon Ryan: Who really won in the ESB dispute?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eamon Ryan: Who really won in the ESB dispute?

Dec 16th 2013, 1:00 PM 332 Views 47 Comments

The key to this issue is whether the ESB will be able to pay pension contributions in 10 or 20 years time. It would be a bitter irony if the dispute itself has made the company weaker and less able to meet those commitments.

Mandate to recommend acceptance of Labour Court M&S proposals

Mandate to recommend acceptance of Labour Court M&S proposals

Dec 13th 2013, 6:44 PM 6,571 Views 3 Comments

Members are to be balloted on the recommendations next week.