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# Pensions

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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.
Column: Ireland's residential rental market needs a massive shake-up
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 are required to be published before the end of 2013.
Dublin Bus to recruit 70 new bus drivers in the coming months
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?
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
Members are to be balloted on the recommendations next week.
St Vincent's Healthcare Group called on to explain finances
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'
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
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
A last-ditch intervention from the government ahead of planned strikes is seen.
WATCH: TDs try to figure out what 'amazeballs' means
The only problem was they were pronouncing it ‘amazey-balls’.
Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage unemployment rate does Taoiseach Enda Kenny want to see in 2016?
Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages
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
The staff are angered at the closing of their pension scheme.
About 70 per cent of women do not have pension
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"
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
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
The industrial action could escalate into strike action if decided on by staff.
Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil
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?
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
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
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
Last night, unions heard proposals that could see pensions cut by 15 per cent.
Union chief: 'ESB are refusing to engage in discussions'
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
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
A study by Social Justice Ireland was launched earlier today.
Two thirds of Irish householders have seen their income reduced in past year
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
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
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
Another EU state had 2,436 individuals earning over €1 million in the same year.