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# state-pension - Friday 17 September, 2021

Keeping the State pension age at 66 is 'unsustainable', says new report
# Aging Population
# Aging Population

Keeping the State pension age at 66 is 'unsustainable', says new report

Sep 17th 2021, 8:03 PM 51,017 Views 120 Comments

Not changing the current policy on pensions would cost around €50 billion, the Department of Finance report says.

# state-pension - Monday 8 February, 2021

New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age

Feb 8th 2021, 7:27 AM 159,414 Views 53 Comments

A person in receipt of this payment will not be required to be available for full-time work.

# state-pension - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

ESRI: Those who live alone are at greater risk of falling below the poverty line when they retire
# State Pension
# State Pension

ESRI: Those who live alone are at greater risk of falling below the poverty line when they retire

Jul 21st 2020, 6:05 AM 9,317 Views 4 Comments

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
# State Pension
# State Pension

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

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 52,258 Views 16 Comments

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
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

'Cruel' State pension changes are still affecting thousands

Jul 10th 2019, 6:19 PM 52,298 Views 36 Comments

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
# Pensions
# Pensions

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

May 23rd 2019, 5:37 PM 49,598 Views 32 Comments

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
# State Pension
# State Pension

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

Nov 14th 2018, 11:01 AM 23,966 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Marriage Bar
# Marriage Bar

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

Jan 18th 2018, 6:00 AM 59,457 Views 53 Comments

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
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

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

Aug 27th 2017, 2:26 PM 19,890 Views 84 Comments

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
# Report
# Report

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

Feb 9th 2017, 6:05 AM 16,426 Views 15 Comments

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
# Fuller Working Lives Report
# Fuller Working Lives Report

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

Aug 12th 2016, 1:18 PM 27,347 Views 71 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Aug 1st 2016, 10:03 AM 41,778 Views 159 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 22nd 2015, 10:09 AM 1,936 Views 98 Comments

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
# Retirement
# Retirement

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

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:00 AM 310 Views 129 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Dec 29th 2014, 10:21 PM 28,009 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Don't Be Worrying
# Don't Be Worrying

Joan Burton says State pension is 'absolutely secure'

Dec 29th 2014, 9:31 PM 16,131 Views 141 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Dec 29th 2014, 9:39 AM 29,174 Views 203 Comments

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
# Pensions
# Pensions

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

Dec 30th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,909 Views 8 Comments

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
# Defined Benefit
# Defined Benefit

New legislation to protect pensioners with defined benefit schemes

Nov 19th 2013, 5:32 PM 9,668 Views 25 Comments

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
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

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

Oct 10th 2013, 8:33 AM 3,911 Views 58 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

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

Sep 10th 2013, 10:04 AM 3,541 Views 15 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 60 Views 79 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 17th 2012, 8:15 AM 43 Views 59 Comments

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
# Future Proofing
# Future Proofing

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

Aug 20th 2012, 2:30 PM 4,027 Views 19 Comments

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

# state-pension - Friday 6 January, 2012

Revenue to open Saturday hotline for pensions queries
# Pensions
# Pensions

Revenue to open Saturday hotline for pensions queries

Jan 6th 2012, 4:35 PM 1,428 Views 8 Comments

Opposition cry foul over Revenue pensions 'mess-up'
# Pensions Row
# Pensions Row

Opposition cry foul over Revenue pensions 'mess-up'

Jan 6th 2012, 1:17 PM 2,673 Views 33 Comments

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
# Tax

Revenue not ruling out back tax on pensioners

Jan 6th 2012, 8:54 AM 3,967 Views 49 Comments

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
# Pensions
# Pensions

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

Jan 5th 2012, 9:32 PM 6,750 Views 110 Comments

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
# Pensions
# Pensions

Number of people relying on State pension to grow

Sep 14th 2011, 2:49 PM 559 Views 2 Comments

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
# Welfare
# Welfare

Bill to reinstate minimum wage and raise pension age passes Dáil

Jun 16th 2011, 3:49 PM 555 Views 7 Comments

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
# Catholic Bishops
# Catholic Bishops

Catholic bishops warn of violence in aftermath of financial crisis

Feb 22nd 2011, 3:00 PM 795 Views 0 Comments

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