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#Pensions

# pensions - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Top execs pension contributions 36 times more than other staff

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

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

# pensions - Thursday 8 November, 2012

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

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.

# pensions - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

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

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.

# pensions - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

AIB chief executive asks senior executives to give up pensions

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

# pensions - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Saorview, sales and Shakhtar Donetsk: The week in numbers

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

# pensions - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

The Evening Fix: Now with added muscle music

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

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

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

# pensions - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Tolls, prizes and liquid nitrogen: The week in numbers

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

# pensions - Friday 12 October, 2012

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

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

# pensions - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Aer Lingus warns over €748 million pension deficit

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

# pensions - Friday 5 October, 2012

Row rumbles on as Siptu rejects DAA/Aer Lingus offer

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

# pensions - Saturday 22 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

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

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

# pensions - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers

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

# pensions - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

SIPTU serves notice of industrial action on DAA

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

# pensions - Monday 3 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you kick off your week…

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

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

# pensions - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Pensions, the internet and whiskey: The week in numbers

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

# pensions - Thursday 30 August, 2012

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

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

# pensions - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Aer Lingus and DAA staff vote for industrial action

Workers are unhappy with proposed changes to their pensions.

# pensions - Monday 9 July, 2012

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Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now?

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

# pensions - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes

The IBOA says the proposals are not acceptable, but the bank – which holds its AGM today – says costs must be cut.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Pension changes to impact former taoisigh and those on “Rolls Royce” salaries

A proposed new scheme will benefit lower paid public servants, says Minister Brendan Howlin.

# pensions - Saturday 23 June, 2012

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Poll: Do you contribute to an occupational pension scheme?

Irish Pensions Board has expressed concern over drop in occupational pension scheme members – are you one?

Pensions board chief warns fund trustees of legal action

Irish Pensions Board also says it is concerned by the drop in membership of occupational pension schemes.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know this morning.

# pensions - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Young men around twice as likely to emigrate as women - report

An ESRI analysis of the Census 2011 data suggests that more than one in ten men aged in their 20s have left Ireland.

# pensions - Friday 15 June, 2012

Another pension scheme may bite the dust: Why is it happening?

Independent News and Media may close pension scheme as AIB says it will.

# pensions - Thursday 14 June, 2012

AIB to cut managers' pay, freeze staff salaries and change pensions

Staff were informed of the plan in an email circulated today. Perks like gym memberships will also be cut.

# pensions - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Noonan: €1.2 billion of pension reserves already committed

That leaves about €4.5 billion in the pot.

# pensions - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

EU warns of rising financial pressure from ageing population

Almost one-third of EU citizens will be aged 65 or over by 2060, says EU report.

# pensions - Friday 11 May, 2012

45 years: average age of civil servants as staffing levels approach crisis point

The country’s top civil servants say more urgency is needed on staffing levels, with some public servants taking on the work of two or three people.

# pensions - Monday 23 April, 2012

Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year

63 per cent of civil servants – including 2,776 who already earn over €70k – are entitled to ‘increments’ this year.

# pensions - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Commission will not strip Flynn's pension before court ruling

Current commissioner Maros Sefcovic says Padraig Flynn’s pension may be stripped, but only after he is convicted of an offence.

# pensions - Monday 26 March, 2012

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# pensions - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Column: Our welfare system is wasteful – and a timebomb for our children

As benefits for the most vulnerable are cut, our system throws money at others who don’t need it, writes Aaron McKenna.

# pensions - Sunday 11 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# pensions - Monday 27 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed in one handy round-up…