Sun, 17 May, 2020
If pensions are a surprise election issue then the reaction of the major parties is not surprising. Ignoring sustainability and officially sanctioned inequity all stayed within our conventional, failing idea of pension provision.
Fri, 31 Jan, 2020
Pensions have, correctly, become an election issue. Our systems — there are several — are inequitable, unreliable, and loaded. Questions around sustainability are pressing. Nevertheless, an election auction is not the best way to resolve these important issues. Despite that, tens of thousands of people, their dependents too, who have trustingly paid towards a pension over long careers fret that they face income collapse when they retire.
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020
It is more than a decade since the late Séamus Brennan served in one of Bertie Ahern’s three cabinets, as minister for social and family affairs. He proposed a scheme to oblige private sector workers who had not invested in a private pension to do so.
Fri, 01 Nov, 2019
The Netherlands and Denmark have the best pension systems in the world, with Ireland trailing just outside the top 10 because its system may be too costly to sustain as the population ages, according to a global study that shines a light on countries’ preparations for ageing populations.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019
More than 23,000 pensioners who had their pensions reduced after taking a career break to care for loved ones have had their retirement payments increased, the Irish Examiner can reveal.
Sun, 02 Jun, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney, and newly appointed Communications Minister Richard Bruton are entitled to a generous set of retirement benefits whenever they choose to bow out of political life, writes
Tue, 06 Nov, 2018
Fine Gael has now been in power since March 9, 2011, and just three of its 10 ministers appointed to the Cabinet that day remain at the table — Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney, and newly appointed Communications Minister Richard Bruton.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of low and middle-income earners set to be automatically enrolled in a new Government pension plan will have to pay hundreds of euros in management fees to opt out of the scheme.
Thu, 23 Aug, 2018