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# Retirement

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# Going nowhere
Leo Varadkar regrets saying he wanted to retire from politics by the age of 51
The Taoiseach said he is in politics for the long haul.
# Best wishes
'One of the greatest players to set foot on the playing field': Tributes pour in as Michael Fennelly retires
The eight-time All-Ireland winner announced his retirement from inter-county hurling on Friday.
# Goldsmyth
'We always look at people with disabilities and think about what they can't do'
Jason Smyth on embracing challenges and change as he enters the twilight of his career.
# Retirement
'I will be forever grateful' - End of an era as Galway's Meehan retires
Tribesmen defender Finian Hanley is also expected to depart.
Former Ballon d'Or and World Cup winner Kaká announces retirement
The 35-year-old won the Champions League, Serie A, La Liga and the World Cup.
# Going Strong
At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century
Marie-Louise Wirth wouldn’t dream of giving up her bar in northern France.
# beyond 65
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.
# Your Say
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.
# Dare to Zlatan
Will Zlatan be at the World Cup? Stranger things have happened in international football
Irish football can see parallels with its own greatest striker Robbie Keane and his inclusion at Euro 2016.
# Wave Goodbye
Tipp's two-time All-Ireland-winning goalkeeper announces retirement
Darren Gleeson has confirmed his decision to hang up his boots.
# disillusionment
'I don't feel joy playing any more' - Brazil legend hints at retirement
Kaka admits that his body is struggling to cope with the demands of top-level competition in MLS with Orlando City
# End of an era
Another of Clare's 2013 All-Ireland champions calls it a day after a year out
Colin Ryan has followed Brendan Bugler into inter-county retirement.
# margaret heneghan
High Court judge steps down after just two years in the job
It is unusual for a judge in the High Court to leave their role until they reach mandatory retirement age.
# Respect
'See you in Wexford' - The sports world reacts to Kevin Doyle's retirement
Shane Long, Paul McGrath and James McClean were among those to pay tribute to the former Ireland international.
# gender grey gap
There's a big difference between how men and women are planning for retirement
A new survey has revealed women are less likely to be putting money aside for old age.
Ageism at work: '42% of employers believe there's an upper age limit for customer facing roles'
But the solution to stereotyping is not simply to keep increasing the pension age, writes Justin Moran.
# Fair Deal
Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'
Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.
# end of the line
Minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan's pension will reflect her 'experience, expertise and rank'
The Policing Authority has thanked O’Sullivan for 36 years of service to the force.
# Wave Goodbye
One of the best defensive midfielders of the past two decades announces retirement
Esteban Cambiasso has brought his two-year stint at Olympiakos to an end.
Ciarán McKeever announces inter-county retirement
The 34-year old has been part of the Armagh squad since 2003.
# Walking Tall
Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish
The Cork native bowed out after an excellent display at the world championships in London.
# gone
Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing
The news means there’ll be no rematch with Anthony Joshua.
# Not done yet
One more year: Antonio Cassano dramatically un-retires hours after stepping away from football
The 35-year-old signed for Verona eight days ago, announced his retirement earlier today and hours later revealed his un-retirement at a press conference.
# stepping away
'Unexpected and difficult choice' as Irish Olympian McMahon retires from swimming at 22
McMahon represented Ireland at the 2012 London Games and won two European medals during her competitive career.
# Last Chance Saloon
'I'd just be thankful to play again' - Ireland defender's mission to find a club after nightmare spell
32-year-old Sean St Ledger is refusing to retire despite being out of football for the past 18 months.
# Pot o' gold
Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive?
Kenny is in line to receive a retirement lump sum of €378,000 in addition to annual payments of €126,000.
# Bowing out
Leinster lock's France move is off as Mike McCarthy is forced to retire due to injury
The 35-year-old has ended his rugby career on medical advice.
# One of a Kind
Incredible mare Annie Power is retired from racing
The five-time Grade 1 winner will not be returning to the track.
# Last Hurrah
'I've got one more adventure left in me' - Keane puts retirement talk on hold for final move
Ireland’s all-time record goalscorer isn’t planning to hang up the boots just yet.
# what barack did next
'So, uh, what's been going on since I've been gone?': Obama returns to public spotlight
The former president said he hoped to pass the baton on to the leaders of the future.
# future plans
'Living in Dublin and coaching Leinster, that's an ideal situation' - Sexton
The Ireland out-half is considering life after his playing career ends.
# Gunners
'I will not retire, retirement is dying': Wenger dismisses speculation
The 67-year-old’s future at Arsenal is still up in the air.
# Xabi Alonso
Liverpool and Real Madrid legend Xabi Alonso confirms he's retiring in the summer
The 35-year-old enjoyed a decorated career at club and international level,
# Retirement
Rare medical condition forces Down's Marty Clarke to retire aged 29
The former Down footballer has been forced to call time on his career on the back of medical advice.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the retirement age be abolished?
A new Sinn Féin bill aims to abolish the mandatory age.
# Happy retirement
'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed
It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.
# promise
'No matter what happens I will manage next season'
Arsene Wenger confirms he does not intend to retire even if he leaves Arsenal at the end of the current campaign.
# Wave Goodbye
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard announces retirement from football
The 38-year-old made over 400 appearances for the Blues between 2001 and 2014
# Car Chase
Former garda forced to retire because of psychological injuries awarded €162,000
John Sutherland was involved in a head-on collision when chasing two youths who had robbed firearms from a house in Co Waterford.
# Wave Goodbye
'I do not think I will return to coaching' - Van Gaal set to call it quits
The Dutch manager is widely considered to be one of football’s most innovative coaches.