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#Public Pensions

# public-pensions - Monday 22 April, 2013

OECD report recommends mandatory pensions for private workers

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

# public-pensions - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Plans to cut another 9,500 public jobs are 'too costly', says Troika

A leaked European Commission report raises questions over Brendan Howlin’s plans to further downsize the public sector.

# public-pensions - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Howlin activates new 'average earnings' pensions scheme for public workers

Any new entrant to the public sector will have their final pension calculated based on their average wage, not their final salary.

# public-pensions - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget

Nine Departments and agencies needed extra top-ups to their funding in 2012. Here’s where the overflow went.

# public-pensions - Sunday 21 October, 2012

In numbers: How much government spending is protected under Croke Park?

Public pay and pensions can’t be touched under Croke Park. So just how much of public spending does that make up?

# public-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.

# public-pensions - Monday 6 February, 2012

'Transition teams' set up to manage public sector's pension exodus

Enda Kenny says high-level special units have been established to make sure that retirements next month do not hit services.

# public-pensions - Friday 30 September, 2011

Teachers attack 'larcenous' and 'unjust' plans for public pension reform

Unions claim a new reform of pensions mean that new teachers will pay more into their pension funds than they’ll get back out.