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Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions
# Pensions
# Pensions

Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions

Mar 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 13,374 Views 121 Comments

The government was appointed two years ago today – meaning senior ministers now have enough service for a pension.

Column: How much does each TD actually cost the State?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How much does each TD actually cost the State?

Mar 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 5,148 Views 118 Comments

The annual pay of ministers and TDs doesn’t come close to recognising the true financial cost of hiring them, writes Sarah O’Neill.

Public workers have 18 months to retire on 'peak' pay
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Public workers have 18 months to retire on 'peak' pay

Mar 1st 2013, 3:01 PM 18,566 Views 95 Comments

Staff who retire before August 2014 will receive pensions based on the salary they had before the ‘Croke Park 2′ pay cuts.

Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity

Feb 24th 2013, 8:15 AM 33 Views 110 Comments

Trumpeting their success with the promissory note last week, up against the unions this week. We are not out of the woods yet, not by a long shot, writes Kieran Allen.

Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality
# Pensions
# Pensions

Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality

Jan 30th 2013, 7:00 PM 460 Views 59 Comments

Politicians are just the same as other public servants – and their expenses should be reduced in line with the sacrifices being made across the country, writes Sarah O’Neill.

Savings, shopping and J.Lo: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Savings, shopping and J.Lo: The week in numbers

Jan 5th 2013, 7:30 PM 9,008 Views 4 Comments

Did Irish people get any better at saving in 2012? And how much will the next batch of new TDs pay for a pension?

New TDs will contribute more than double to their pensions
# Political Pensions
# Political Pensions

New TDs will contribute more than double to their pensions

Jan 4th 2013, 3:07 PM 5,660 Views 22 Comments

Current TDs contribute 6 per cent of their own salary towards their pension – but that’ll rise to 13 per cent for any new ones.

SIPTU president urges Taoiseach to introduce pensions tax sooner
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

SIPTU president urges Taoiseach to introduce pensions tax sooner

Dec 8th 2012, 1:09 PM 5,313 Views 34 Comments

In a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Jack O’Connor says that introducing the 41 per cent rate on pensions over €60,000 sooner would obviate the need for certain cuts.

Finance Minister announces changes to pensions
# Pensions
# Pensions

Finance Minister announces changes to pensions

Dec 5th 2012, 4:27 PM 6,477 Views 5 Comments

The reduced USC rate for some of those aged over 70 is to be discontinued, while tax relief on pension contributions will soon only subsidise pension schemes under €60k per annum.

Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements

Dec 5th 2012, 4:21 PM 42,491 Views 93 Comments

Here are the most notable measures announced by Ministers Howlin and Noonan today.

Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Four days to go, here is the speculation so far

Dec 1st 2012, 8:45 AM 11,828 Views 82 Comments

The Budget is days away and though there has been fewer leaks than last year there’s plenty of speculation. This is what we can expect on Wednesday… definitely, maybe.

Average pension income for retired women 2/3 that of men
# Pensions
# Pensions

Average pension income for retired women 2/3 that of men

Nov 29th 2012, 6:24 PM 4,259 Views 6 Comments

New figures also show that half of male retirees have a supplementary pension, but only a third of woman have one.

Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote

Nov 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,725 Views 8 Comments

Today’s business at Leinster House will include a debate on employment rights for immigrants of questionable working status.

Guineys workers still in limbo over pensions
# Closed Down
# Closed Down

Guineys workers still in limbo over pensions

Nov 25th 2012, 7:45 AM 4,680 Views 15 Comments

Many of the workers who lost their job when Guiney & Co closed down in September had more than 25 years service – but now their pension remains up in the air.

NTMA Chief says State Street "perpetrated a fraudulent act"
# Fraud
# Fraud

NTMA Chief says State Street "perpetrated a fraudulent act"

Nov 22nd 2012, 1:28 PM 5,020 Views 14 Comments

State Street said the individuals involved in improperly taking commission are no longer with the company.

Column: Why force people to retire at 65, or any age?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why force people to retire at 65, or any age?

Nov 22nd 2012, 7:00 AM 1,327 Views 36 Comments

Scrapping mandatory retirement means people can contribute to the economy – and their pensions – for as long as they wish, writes Peter Kavanagh.

Aaron McKenna: Large pay packets aren’t an injustice – they’re a reward
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Large pay packets aren’t an injustice – they’re a reward

Nov 17th 2012, 8:15 AM 65 Views 59 Comments

Controversy over generous pension arrangements for executives means we risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Labour TD calls for bankers' pay and pensions to be tackled
# Bankers
# Bankers

Labour TD calls for bankers' pay and pensions to be tackled

Nov 14th 2012, 9:00 PM 5,398 Views 58 Comments

Labour Party TD for Dublin North Brendan Ryan says the Irish public “will not stand for further cuts in education or other frontline services”.

Top execs pension contributions 36 times more than other staff
# Pensions
# Pensions

Top execs pension contributions 36 times more than other staff

Nov 14th 2012, 10:10 AM 3,536 Views 15 Comments

ESRI research shows companies contribute an average of €100,000 for top executives compared to just €2,700 for other employees.

Half of Údarás na Gaeltachta budget spent on former employees' pensions
# Gaeltacht
# Gaeltacht

Half of Údarás na Gaeltachta budget spent on former employees' pensions

Nov 14th 2012, 8:59 AM 6,807 Views 41 Comments

Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said the government is doing “untold damage” to the future of the Gaeltacht.

Gilmore says €500,000 salaries for bank executives is "not acceptable"
# Bankers
# Bankers

Gilmore says €500,000 salaries for bank executives is "not acceptable"

Nov 8th 2012, 12:30 PM 5,387 Views 79 Comments

The Tánaiste’s comments follow the release of figures that show six current executives at the former Anglo Irish Bank earn over half a million euro a year.

Super-levy needed for high pensions, says Labour Party Chairman
# Pensions
# Pensions

Super-levy needed for high pensions, says Labour Party Chairman

Nov 7th 2012, 2:32 PM 4,668 Views 58 Comments

All pensions over €100,000 a year should be subject to a levy of 10 per cent, rising to 25 per cent on pensions over €500,000, says Colm Keaveney TD.

AIB chief executive asks senior executives to give up pensions
# Bankers' Pay
# Bankers' Pay

AIB chief executive asks senior executives to give up pensions

Nov 6th 2012, 4:13 PM 8,782 Views 103 Comments

Enda Kenny says the AIB chief has written to former executives, asking them to recall their ‘moral responsibility’.

Saorview, sales and Shakhtar Donetsk: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Saorview, sales and Shakhtar Donetsk: The week in numbers

Oct 27th 2012, 7:30 PM 6,373 Views 0 Comments

Plus – what’s the monetary value of virginity? And what was Ireland’s best-performing sales sector in September?

The Evening Fix: Now with added muscle music
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Now with added muscle music

Oct 23rd 2012, 8:11 PM 6,528 Views 0 Comments

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

Charges could see value of pensions drop by 31pc - report
# Retirement
# Retirement

Charges could see value of pensions drop by 31pc - report

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:14 PM 7,362 Views 28 Comments

A Department of Social Protection report says costs levied by pension companies can take huge chunks off their value.

Tolls, prizes and liquid nitrogen: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Tolls, prizes and liquid nitrogen: The week in numbers

Oct 13th 2012, 7:30 PM 6,400 Views 4 Comments

How much is the Nobel Prize worth to YOU? And after the first two debates, how likely is it that Obama will remain president?

Strike likely as talks over Aer Lingus and DAA pensions break down
# Strike
# Strike

Strike likely as talks over Aer Lingus and DAA pensions break down

Oct 12th 2012, 6:49 PM 5,477 Views 45 Comments

Efforts to resolve the €748 million deficit in the pensions scheme ended “in disarray” last night, SIPTU says.

Aer Lingus warns over €748 million pension deficit
# Pensions
# Pensions

Aer Lingus warns over €748 million pension deficit

Oct 10th 2012, 4:07 PM 5,038 Views 30 Comments

The airline said it has put forward proposals as part of the Labour Relations Committee process seeking to improve pension prospects for employees.

Row rumbles on as Siptu rejects DAA/Aer Lingus offer
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Row rumbles on as Siptu rejects DAA/Aer Lingus offer

Oct 5th 2012, 4:25 PM 3,790 Views 15 Comments

Aer Lingus has slammed Siptu, accusing the trade union of releasing “wildly inaccurate details” about the process.

Guineys workers told: 30 years service? Sorry, no pensions
# Shop Closure
# Shop Closure

Guineys workers told: 30 years service? Sorry, no pensions

Sep 22nd 2012, 8:00 AM 16,171 Views 71 Comments

The employees found out about the shop closure after a phone call on Monday telling them not to come into work the next day.

Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers

Sep 15th 2012, 7:30 PM 5,689 Views 1 Comment

Just HOW well did Ireland do at the Paralympics? And which country’s population has the most smokers?

SIPTU serves notice of industrial action on DAA
# Dispute
# Dispute

SIPTU serves notice of industrial action on DAA

Sep 11th 2012, 7:13 PM 7,112 Views 33 Comments

There has been no details of work stoppages revealed yet – and any action will not happen until after 1 October.

Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC
# Pensions
# Pensions

Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC

Sep 3rd 2012, 6:45 AM 4,693 Views 18 Comments

The employers’ group says allowing people to access cash from voluntary pension funds could mean a tax windfall.

Pensions, the internet and whiskey: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Pensions, the internet and whiskey: The week in numbers

Sep 1st 2012, 7:30 PM 5,117 Views 7 Comments

How much is a premium Dublin hotel room REALLY worth? And what does it take to reach age 116?

Young people 'delusional' about income needed in retirement - survey
# Pensions
# Pensions

Young people 'delusional' about income needed in retirement - survey

Aug 30th 2012, 10:18 AM 9,645 Views 42 Comments

A Red C poll commissioned by the Irish Association of Pension Funds says too few young people appreciate how much they’ll need.

Aer Lingus and DAA staff vote for industrial action
# Pensions
# Pensions

Aer Lingus and DAA staff vote for industrial action

Aug 1st 2012, 6:12 PM 5,689 Views 53 Comments

Workers are unhappy with proposed changes to their pensions.

Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now?
# Gone Fishin
# Gone Fishin

Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now?

Jul 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 13,475 Views 28 Comments

Bertie, Albert, Brian and co. What are they up to these days?