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# state-pension - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

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.

# state-pension - Sunday 3 November, 2019

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money

Changes to the State pension in 2012 meant carers who took time off work received less in their State pension.

# state-pension - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'Cruel' State pension changes are still affecting thousands

Despite government revisions, only 32,307 pensioners have received an increase in their pension, which is “significantly lower than expected”.

# state-pension - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review

Another 21,294 will remain on their existing rate of payment.

# state-pension - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Justice Minister 'cannot say at this stage' if Callinan's pension will be cancelled

Charlie Flanagan said that the cancellation of Callinan’s pension is subject to legal advice.

# state-pension - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.

# state-pension - Sunday 27 August, 2017

State pension bump of €5 being considered ahead of Budget 2018

An across-the-board increase is reportedly being considered.

# state-pension - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Women are being 'penalised for working' since changes were brought in to the State Pension

Age Action say that pensioners have lost out on as much as €1,500 a year since 2012.

# state-pension - Friday 12 August, 2016

Government criticised for refusing to close the 'pension gap' for older workers

Many workers must retire at 65, but are unable to claim a state pension until the age of 66 – forcing many on the dole.

# state-pension - Monday 1 August, 2016

Poll: Should the State Pension age be dropped back to 65? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State Pension age be dropped back to 65?

There has been a spike in those aged 65 claiming social welfare here as they are not yet eligible for the State Pension.

# state-pension - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Will the State Pension actually be there for me when I retire?

Wondering whether you need to bite the bullet and sign up for a pension? Eamon Dwyer says the State Pension as we know it, might not exist by the time we retire.

# state-pension - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Opinion: Our state pensions ponzi scheme is nearing a breaking point

The demographic pressures on our welfare system are becoming less and less tomorrow’s problem…

# state-pension - Monday 29 December, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

A crash in Kerry, Ebola in Scotland and a tragedy on a Ferry had everyone talking today.

Joan Burton says State pension is 'absolutely secure'

The Tanaiste was responding to reports today that a cut was being considered.

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree that the State pension should be cut?

As more people get older, the Government have concerns about increasing expenditure.

# state-pension - Monday 30 December, 2013

€24.5m yielded by Revenue in compliance campaign for those with two pensions

Those in receipt of both State pensions and private occupational pensions are liable to pay income tax if their total income is above a certain level.

# state-pension - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

New legislation to protect pensioners with defined benefit schemes

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton received approval for the Bill today, which she says leaves the State pension completely unaffected.

# state-pension - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Which party leader would fight for you? None of them, according to most voters

A new poll in the Irish Sun shows widespread dissatisfaction with the political establishment.

# state-pension - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Two thirds of Irish householders have seen their income reduced in past year

A new survey from Friends Firsts shows 67 per cent have seen a reduction in income. Elsewhere, there’s an increase in the number of people in work investing in a pension.

# state-pension - Friday 16 August, 2013

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick

With the number of older people in consistent poverty doubling over just one year, pensioner Gordon* explains what daily life is like for him – and how he fears for the future.

# state-pension - Saturday 17 November, 2012

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

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

# state-pension - Monday 20 August, 2012

Half of adults believe state pension will be main source of retirement income

People are also more inclined to hold this view the older they get.

# state-pension - Friday 6 January, 2012

THE REVENUE COMMISSIONERS has said they will open their telephone service tomorrow to answer public queries in relation to the disclosure that some holders of State pensions may be liable for extra tax. The number to call, a LoCall 1890 number, changes depending on your geographical area and is outlined on the letter that affected pensioners will have received this week from the Revenue.

Opposition cry foul over Revenue pensions 'mess-up'

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin demand immediate clarification on how 115,000 pensioners were told they may face extra tax.

Revenue not ruling out back tax on pensioners Tax

Revenue not ruling out back tax on pensioners

Declan Rigby from the Office of the Revenue Commissioners said that there will not be an across-the-board amnesty on pensioners who owe tax.

# state-pension - Thursday 5 January, 2012

115,000 pensioners told: You'll have to pay more tax

The Revenue Commissioners and Department of Social Protection identify 115,000 pensioners whose income had been underdeclared.

# state-pension - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Number of people relying on State pension to grow

New research has revealed that thousands of people without a pension are planning to rely on the State pension when they retire.

# state-pension - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Bill to reinstate minimum wage and raise pension age passes Dáil

The age at which a worker is entitled to a State pension will rise to 68 by 2028.

# state-pension - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Catholic bishops warn of violence in aftermath of financial crisis

The bishops have criticised cuts in the minimum wage and say that the new government needs to learn from the “wrongs of the past”.