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St Vincent's Healthcare Group called on to explain finances
# Corporate Governance
# Corporate Governance

St Vincent's Healthcare Group called on to explain finances

Dec 13th 2013, 3:22 PM 7,453 Views 20 Comments

The organisation has serious questions to answer, says PAC member and TD Simon Harris.

'Absolute madness': CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer 'phantom pension fund'
# Crc
# Crc

'Absolute madness': CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer 'phantom pension fund'

Dec 11th 2013, 4:24 PM 24,521 Views 125 Comments

The revelation was disclosed right at the end of lengthy hearings before the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee this afternoon.

SIPTU threatened with legal action over Aer Lingus pensions row
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

SIPTU threatened with legal action over Aer Lingus pensions row

Dec 10th 2013, 10:21 PM 6,322 Views 18 Comments

The airline says it will take any action up to legal action to prevent a ballot on industrial action from going ahead.

Workers agree to LRC meeting with ESB management
# Row
# Row

Workers agree to LRC meeting with ESB management

Dec 6th 2013, 7:28 AM 4,446 Views 21 Comments

A last-ditch intervention from the government ahead of planned strikes is seen.

WATCH: TDs try to figure out what 'amazeballs' means
# Gubu
# Gubu

WATCH: TDs try to figure out what 'amazeballs' means

Dec 5th 2013, 2:39 PM 35,897 Views 105 Comments

The only problem was they were pronouncing it ‘amazey-balls’.

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers

Nov 30th 2013, 7:30 PM 17,386 Views 9 Comments

Plus: What percentage unemployment rate does Taoiseach Enda Kenny want to see in 2016?

Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages
# ESB
# ESB

Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages

Nov 29th 2013, 3:32 PM 9,811 Views 151 Comments

Retail Excellence said stores will be forced to close for the duration of the strike and many may not reopen.

Marks & Spencer staff to strike next Saturday
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Marks & Spencer staff to strike next Saturday

Nov 29th 2013, 1:54 PM 21,522 Views 83 Comments

The staff are angered at the closing of their pension scheme.

About 70 per cent of women do not have pension
# Nest Egg
# Nest Egg

About 70 per cent of women do not have pension

Nov 29th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,707 Views 38 Comments

The average female nest egg amounts to just €1,800 per year for the entire of their retirement.

Burton says pension changes will give "certainty"
# Defined Benefit
# Defined Benefit

Burton says pension changes will give "certainty"

Nov 20th 2013, 10:14 AM 6,064 Views 42 Comments

Joan Burton says that the Government hopes that uses of the new law will be a “rare event”.

New legislation to protect pensioners with defined benefit schemes
# Defined Benefit
# Defined Benefit

New legislation to protect pensioners with defined benefit schemes

Nov 19th 2013, 5:32 PM 9,691 Views 25 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton received approval for the Bill today, which she says leaves the State pension completely unaffected.

National College of Ireland staff to undertake industrial action
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

National College of Ireland staff to undertake industrial action

Oct 29th 2013, 8:53 PM 9,929 Views 21 Comments

The industrial action could escalate into strike action if decided on by staff.

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil

Oct 24th 2013, 11:06 PM 4,649 Views 17 Comments

The bill passed the second stage by 79 votes to 44 and will now go before a committee.

Column: Is there any certainty for pensions?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is there any certainty for pensions?

Oct 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 36 Views 50 Comments

Last month, the Polish government moved assets out of private pensions into unfunded public pension schemes to reduce sovereign debt. Could something similar ever happen in Ireland? Samantha McConnell discusses.

Higher rate of Invalidity Pension to be phased out
# Budget2014
# Budget2014

Higher rate of Invalidity Pension to be phased out

Oct 15th 2013, 5:23 PM 7,161 Views 7 Comments

A higher level of payment offered within the scheme is to be cut for certain recipients.

"Pensioners should pay for their TV licences and travel" - Michael O'Leary
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

"Pensioners should pay for their TV licences and travel" - Michael O'Leary

Oct 9th 2013, 9:31 PM 23,971 Views 237 Comments

The Ryanair chief said that elderly people “don’t need” the concessions they get from the State.

Unions unhappy with proposed pension cuts for Aer Lingus and DAA workers
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Unions unhappy with proposed pension cuts for Aer Lingus and DAA workers

Oct 8th 2013, 11:48 AM 4,258 Views 35 Comments

Last night, unions heard proposals that could see pensions cut by 15 per cent.

Union chief: 'ESB are refusing to engage in discussions'
# Strike Action
# Strike Action

Union chief: 'ESB are refusing to engage in discussions'

Sep 22nd 2013, 12:59 PM 8,725 Views 54 Comments

ESB unions voted unanimously to hold a ballot for industrial action over pensions.

Former Financial Regulator was paid €13,000 in untaken holidays on retirement
# Holiday Pay
# Holiday Pay

Former Financial Regulator was paid €13,000 in untaken holidays on retirement

Sep 21st 2013, 7:00 AM 9,288 Views 61 Comments

The Minister for Finance this week revealed that the former Financial Regulator has taken cuts totalling €24,000 to his pension.

Cut in private pension tax break could facilitate universal pension for all over 65s
# Pensions
# Pensions

Cut in private pension tax break could facilitate universal pension for all over 65s

Sep 16th 2013, 8:16 AM 6,157 Views 24 Comments

A study by Social Justice Ireland was launched earlier today.

Two thirds of Irish householders have seen their income reduced in past year
# Survey
# Survey

Two thirds of Irish householders have seen their income reduced in past year

Sep 10th 2013, 10:04 AM 3,558 Views 15 Comments

A new survey from Friends Firsts shows 67 per cent have seen a reduction in income. Elsewhere, there’s an increase in the number of people in work investing in a pension.

Pension fund values see growth of 11 per cent
# Pensions
# Pensions

Pension fund values see growth of 11 per cent

Sep 3rd 2013, 10:53 AM 4,110 Views 13 Comments

The growth comes despite the government levy on savings which took almost €500 million last year.

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick

Aug 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 70 Views 79 Comments

With the number of older people in consistent poverty doubling over just one year, pensioner Gordon* explains what daily life is like for him – and how he fears for the future.

21 bankers in Ireland earned more than €1 million in 2011
# Bankers
# Bankers

21 bankers in Ireland earned more than €1 million in 2011

Jul 16th 2013, 8:26 AM 6,401 Views 83 Comments

Another EU state had 2,436 individuals earning over €1 million in the same year.

Most prosecutions for failure to pay pension contributions were construction firms
# Pensions
# Pensions

Most prosecutions for failure to pay pension contributions were construction firms

Jun 17th 2013, 4:18 PM 5,066 Views 6 Comments

In the Pension Board’s annual report, it also criticised the poor pension administration and expressed concern about low assets for defined benefit schemes.

Bruton defends spending the last of the nation's savings
# Pension Fund
# Pension Fund

Bruton defends spending the last of the nation's savings

Jun 15th 2013, 2:23 PM 8,812 Views 67 Comments

The final €6 billion left in National Pensions Reserve Fund is to be used to boost employment, says Richard Bruton TD.

79 per cent increase in number of complaints to pensions ombudsman
# Pensions
# Pensions

79 per cent increase in number of complaints to pensions ombudsman

May 27th 2013, 9:27 PM 5,849 Views 7 Comments

Paul Kenny’s report illustrates a significant increase in the number of difficulties experienced by the public.

Column: Getting financial advice is a good idea, but check the small print
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Getting financial advice is a good idea, but check the small print

May 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 7,080 Views 5 Comments

High commissions charged by financial advisors means there is always a conflict of interest when dealing with clients and many are far too well paid for their efforts, writes David Quinn.

Survey finds the majority of people are unaware of pension tax breaks
# Retirement
# Retirement

Survey finds the majority of people are unaware of pension tax breaks

May 16th 2013, 5:43 PM 8,921 Views 23 Comments

A survey for Standard Life found that the average adult has a pension of about €4,000 per annum to live on.

Column: Young people should leave school financially literate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Young people should leave school financially literate

Apr 28th 2013, 8:15 AM 74 Views 36 Comments

How pensions work, how to read a payslip, dealing with personal taxes, how to choose and take out a loan (and how to pay it back), these should all be taught in school, writes Sinead Doherty.

Aaron McKenna: We need to pay for our pensions to remove the burden on future taxpayers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We need to pay for our pensions to remove the burden on future taxpayers

Apr 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 21 Views 40 Comments

The only way to ensure the long-term prosperity of our retirees without burdening our children with unfair taxes is to create a state-backed – rather than entirely state funded – pension system that is means tested, writes Aaron McKenna.

EU's top court says Ireland must pay Waterford Crystal pensions
# Pensions
# Pensions

EU's top court says Ireland must pay Waterford Crystal pensions

Apr 25th 2013, 9:44 AM 14,883 Views 177 Comments

Ten workers win a major case at the European Court of Justice, which says Ireland is responsible for stepping in.

Rip-off pension charges make a 'huge difference' to your pension pot, says OECD expert
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Rip-off pension charges make a 'huge difference' to your pension pot, says OECD expert

Apr 23rd 2013, 6:55 AM 7,792 Views 24 Comments

John Martin, who was behind the major OECD study published into Ireland’s pensions timebomb, says private pensions need to start sending regular letters out to people. Here’s why.

The Evening Fix… now with added dogs comforting people
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added dogs comforting people

Apr 22nd 2013, 7:55 PM 6,902 Views 0 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

Pensions timebomb: Let's link pension age to life expectancy, says expert
# GETTING OLD
# GETTING OLD

Pensions timebomb: Let's link pension age to life expectancy, says expert

Apr 22nd 2013, 6:51 PM 9,438 Views 83 Comments

People are living longer so it makes sense to increase the pension age beyond 68 – so says the man behind today’s OECD report into Ireland’s pensions.

OECD report recommends mandatory pensions for private workers
# Pensions
# Pensions

OECD report recommends mandatory pensions for private workers

Apr 22nd 2013, 2:30 PM 7,128 Views 54 Comments

The report, commissioned by Joan Burton, outlines a range of options for reforming and updating Ireland’s pensions systems.

Column: ‘Over the past five years, I’ve seen the heart being torn from our schools’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Over the past five years, I’ve seen the heart being torn from our schools’

Apr 15th 2013, 1:00 PM 192 Views 98 Comments

Cuts to teachers’ salaries and increased taxation have left some of my colleagues just making ends meet, writes Carmel Hume.