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Pension and social welfare payment rises on the cards for next month's Budget
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Pension and social welfare payment rises on the cards for next month's Budget

Mon 4:45 PM 43,948 Views 58 Comments

The Social Protection Minister said ‘very difficult decisions’ around the State pension will have to be made.

Sinn Féin criticises new weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds
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Sinn Féin criticises new weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds

Feb 10th 2021, 2:42 PM 30,458 Views 61 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said the plan would cost individuals more than 2,000 euro a year.

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

Feb 8th 2021, 7:27 AM 159,072 Views 53 Comments

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

Gardaí arrest man over 30-year pension fraud worth over €500k
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Gardaí arrest man over 30-year pension fraud worth over €500k

Oct 9th 2020, 6:45 PM 61,046 Views 31 Comments

The man was arrested in Cork city this morning.

'We've been waiting for 12 years': Hundreds of Community Employment supervisors strike over pension rights
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'We've been waiting for 12 years': Hundreds of Community Employment supervisors strike over pension rights

Feb 14th 2020, 3:08 PM 11,275 Views 14 Comments

They want the incoming government to implement a Labour Court recommendation issued in 2008 that a pension scheme be put in place for them.

French police fire tear gas as hundreds of thousands protest pension reform plans
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French police fire tear gas as hundreds of thousands protest pension reform plans

Dec 17th 2019, 11:06 PM 10,650 Views 14 Comments

Commuters in Paris and other big cities have borne the brunt of transport stoppages so far but Christmas travel plans are now at risk.

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

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 52,257 Views 16 Comments

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

Workers earning over €20k aged 23-60 will be 'auto-enrolled' for pension with scheme starting in 2022
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Workers earning over €20k aged 23-60 will be 'auto-enrolled' for pension with scheme starting in 2022

Oct 30th 2019, 9:15 PM 49,938 Views 90 Comments

Anyone who meets the criteria and not already enrolled in a workplace pension scheme will be automatically added.

Injured victims of the Troubles to get annual pension of between £2,000 and £10,000
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Injured victims of the Troubles to get annual pension of between £2,000 and £10,000

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:55 PM 12,572 Views 12 Comments

Legislation that requires the UK Government to introduce a scheme came into effect at midnight on Monday.

Poll: Are you saving for a pension?
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Poll: Are you saving for a pension?

Sep 11th 2019, 8:22 AM 23,306 Views 54 Comments

According to ESRI research, men are far more likely to receive a private pension than women.

'Cruel' State pension changes are still affecting thousands
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'Cruel' State pension changes are still affecting thousands

Jul 10th 2019, 6:19 PM 52,297 Views 36 Comments

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

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

May 23rd 2019, 5:37 PM 49,593 Views 32 Comments

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

President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70
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President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70

Updated Dec 26th 2018, 1:49 PM 32,706 Views 91 Comments

The State pension age is scheduled to increase to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028.

Some pensioners to begin getting €130 a year phone bill allowance to prevent 'social isolation'
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Some pensioners to begin getting €130 a year phone bill allowance to prevent 'social isolation'

Jun 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 17,928 Views 34 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty said it’s important to stay in contact with family and friends as we get older.

Irish Life workers to strike for 24 hours over pension scheme this Thursday
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Irish Life workers to strike for 24 hours over pension scheme this Thursday

Apr 10th 2018, 5:00 PM 11,749 Views 23 Comments

A rally will be held outside the Irish Life Dublin offices from 12pm to 2pm on Thursday.

Irish Life workers to strike for 24 hours over pension scheme
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Irish Life workers to strike for 24 hours over pension scheme

Apr 2nd 2018, 2:55 PM 24,736 Views 36 Comments

Irish Life members of the Unite trade union are to strike on 12 April.

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

Jan 18th 2018, 6:00 AM 59,446 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.

Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner
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Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner

Dec 26th 2017, 9:00 AM 10,455 Views 45 Comments

The lives of Afghani war widows are often very difficult.

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70
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Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70

Dec 5th 2017, 9:18 PM 67,485 Views 66 Comments

A number of parties, including Fianna Fail, have called for people to be allowed to work beyond 65 if they so choose.

U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'
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U-turn means no solution to shortfall in State pensions 'for quite some time'

Nov 14th 2017, 6:47 PM 18,130 Views 60 Comments

Changes introduced in 2012 altered how a person’s state pension is calculated.

Explainer: Why has a big post-Budget row erupted over women's State pensions?
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Explainer: Why has a big post-Budget row erupted over women's State pensions?

Oct 12th 2017, 6:02 PM 30,367 Views 49 Comments

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

Poll: Do you expect to have a mortgage paid off before you retire?
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Poll: Do you expect to have a mortgage paid off before you retire?

Sep 22nd 2017, 9:32 AM 39,832 Views 119 Comments

A new poll suggests that nearly half of Irish people expect to still be paying off a property loan when they reach retirement age.

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

Aug 27th 2017, 2:26 PM 19,888 Views 83 Comments

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

The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises
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The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises

Jul 30th 2017, 12:50 PM 38,733 Views 66 Comments

“We are working towards increasing the pension in the next budget,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

Man accused of abducting, and stealing savings from, his own elderly father granted bail
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Man accused of abducting, and stealing savings from, his own elderly father granted bail

Jun 13th 2017, 8:34 PM 17,912 Views 0 Comments

Accused James O’Connor is charged with abduction and is also alleged to have stolen over €8,000 of his father’s pension and credit union savings.

Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive?
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Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive?

May 19th 2017, 9:44 AM 47,800 Views 194 Comments

Kenny is in line to receive a retirement lump sum of €378,000 in addition to annual payments of €126,000.

Good news for pensioners: The State pension is going up by €5 a week from today
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Good news for pensioners: The State pension is going up by €5 a week from today

Mar 9th 2017, 5:25 PM 23,846 Views 92 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said promoting the pension increase through a Facebook video was “cynical”.

Man who pocketed wife's pension pot ordered to pay her €10,000 before Christmas
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Man who pocketed wife's pension pot ordered to pay her €10,000 before Christmas

Dec 18th 2016, 5:42 PM 26,679 Views 0 Comments

The 71-year-old was ordered to pay the remaining amount of the €40k within a year.

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims
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'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims

Nov 13th 2016, 7:10 AM 10,179 Views 10 Comments

More than 4,000 people are waiting for their applications to be processed, with an average wait time of 14 weeks.

Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks
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Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks

Nov 1st 2016, 6:00 AM 44,070 Views 30 Comments

As of 30 September, the average waiting time to receive a carer’s allowance was about nine months.

Worried about financial security? Here are 7 tips on how to get the right pension
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Worried about financial security? Here are 7 tips on how to get the right pension

Sep 4th 2016, 10:00 AM 3,435 Views 41 Comments

The Money Doctor, John Lowe, explains how to make to most of your money and ensure you have enough to retire on.

A mandatory retirement age is discriminatory. It just doesn't make sense in a changing Ireland
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A mandatory retirement age is discriminatory. It just doesn't make sense in a changing Ireland

Aug 21st 2016, 8:15 AM 1,550 Views 42 Comments

Age Action’s Justin Moran argues that as people live longer lives, it is time to remove barriers preventing older people from working.

The top 500 public sector pensions cost €50 million a year
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The top 500 public sector pensions cost €50 million a year

Aug 1st 2016, 7:00 AM 22,048 Views 113 Comments

The figures were released to Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty.

Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays
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Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays

Jul 19th 2016, 7:19 AM 18,655 Views 23 Comments

Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

European court advised to find Trinity lecturer was discriminated against for being gay
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European court advised to find Trinity lecturer was discriminated against for being gay

Jul 4th 2016, 6:15 AM 18,487 Views 0 Comments

David Parris has taken Trinity College to the European Court of Justice over its refusal to transfer his pension to his partner of 30 years in the event of his death.

The number of young people with pensions has fallen dramatically since the recession
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The number of young people with pensions has fallen dramatically since the recession

May 30th 2016, 6:28 PM 16,258 Views 68 Comments

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office show decrease in pension for majority of workers.

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed
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'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed

May 22nd 2016, 8:30 AM 36,490 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Social Protection said processing times vary for different payments, depending on the qualification criteria.

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

Oct 22nd 2015, 10:09 AM 1,928 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.

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget
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Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 3:48 PM 18,137 Views 39 Comments

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

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