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# Retirement Age

This year
France's Macron says he has heard the anger over pension reform but insists change is needed
The French president is trying to repair the damage done to his public image by forcing the pension plan through parliament last month.
French court approves parts of Macron’s unpopular plan to raise retirement age to 64
It paves the way for Macron to implement the unpopular changes that have sparked months of protests and strikes.
New violent clashes rock France in protest against construction of water reservoirs
It’s the latest in a series of violent standoffs as social tensions erupt nationwide.
French protests made Charles' visit to Palace of Versailles impossible, says ex-Paris diplomat
Sylvie Bermann said plans for a banquet at the Palace of Versailles for Charles and Camilla would ‘not have given a good image’.
Increasing Garda retirement age to 62 under consideration, says Taoiseach
Varadkar has spoken to the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about the measure.
France prepares for 'hellish' day of protests over controversial pension reform
The changes would raise the retirement age for most people from 62 to 64 and increase the years of contributions required for a full pension.
Last year
Lidl to remove mandatory retirement age of 65 for its employees
The company said this will allow it to “attract more mature and life-experienced talent”.
All time
ESRI: Those who live alone are at greater risk of falling below the poverty line when they retire
Researchers examined whether soon-to-be pensioners will have adequate income in retirement.
The pension age is now a major election issue - so where do all the parties stand?
The pension age is set to increase to 67 in 2021, and 68 in 2028.
Public servants 'in limbo' as law to change retirement age faces 'tight' Christmas deadline
Unions and politicians have expressed fears that many more will be forced to retire before new legislation comes in.
Teachers will be allowed work beyond 70 in their final school year under new law
Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.
Minister to amend law to allow Garda Commissioner work past the age of 60
The change will will remove any disincentive to potential candidates for vacancies that might arise at the top of the Garda organisation.
Poll: Should there be a retirement age?
Many people retire around the age of 65.
'They should be able to work longer if they wish': New anti-discrimination guidance on older workers
The IHREC has published new guidance for employers and employees to prevent discrimination of older workers.
Clerical officer forced to take €11,000 salary cut for same job because he's turning 65
“It’s not fair that somebody facing that kind of cut will be expected to continue to do the same job because of a birthday.”
'I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep... I mean, f**k, I was in a dark place'
The 30-year old, three-time Olympian announced his retirement on Tuesday.
Public servants approaching retirement who want to work past 65 will be re-hired and placed on a lower pay scale
Interim measures apply to those approaching retirement who wish to work on before the necessary legislation has been enacted.
Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean?
Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.
Poll: What age would you like to retire at?
The mandatory retirement age for civil servants is to rise from 65 to 70 under new measures.
'Workers are being told "bugger off, you're 65 now". It's not fair'
The Independent Alliance want Paschal Donohoe to give workers the option to work until the age of 66 if they choose.
Noonan's former right-hand man says government should consider raising retirement age
The former Secretary General of the Department of Finance said the focus should shift from tax cuts to reducing the cost of living.
'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed
It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.
Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age
A Bill put forward by Labour TD Anne Ferris would see the current compulsory retirement age of 65 scrapped.
As Deco retires from football, here are 5 of his best moments
The 35-year old called it a day because of injury.
Scrap compulsory retirement age, says Fianna Fáil
Senator Mary White (pictured) said there are people in their 60s and 70s who have a lot more to offer in their workplace.
Slovenians head to the polls to vote on retirement age
The proposal would see the retirement age rise to 65 but it is likely to be rejected by voters.
Blockade puts pressure on French fuel supplies amid new terror warning
Demonstrations over pension reforms continue to target fuel supplies, leading to a rush to fill up at petrol stations.
Protests over retirement age hit France
Government plans to raise retirement age from 60 to 62 spark widespread protests.