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#Pensions

From TheJournal.ie France paralysed as hundreds of thousands take to the streets in protest over pensions overhaul plan Pensions

France paralysed as hundreds of thousands take to the streets in protest over pensions overhaul plan

The protest stem from French President Macron’s proposals to reform the pension and retirement structure.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the government's plan to 'auto-enrol' people for pensions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the government's plan to 'auto-enrol' people for pensions?

The government this week announced plans for the new pension system.

From TheJournal.ie There's a big difference between what Irish men and women are living off in retirement Golden Years

There's a big difference between what Irish men and women are living off in retirement

The ESRI has put the gender pension gap at 35%.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments Flying Kites

Fianna Fáil slaps down government's idea of means-testing for pension payments

Fianna Fáil accused the government of kite-flying.

From TheJournal.ie Over 20,000 pensioners to benefit from rate increase following review Pensions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie €28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years Noteworthy

€28 million in pension payments to former TDs, Senators and government ministers over the past two years

For the first time ever, the Department of Public Expenditure has refused access to individual pensions for former ministers and officeholders

From TheJournal.ie 'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence Military Archives

'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence

The Brigade Activity Files are the latest release by the Military Service Pensions Collection.

From TheJournal.ie Fears over publishing anonymous list of former ministers' pensions in case they were easily identifiable Data Protection

Fears over publishing anonymous list of former ministers' pensions in case they were easily identifiable

The 2017 list was never published due to concerns over data protection and that even an anonymous list could create a breach.

From TheJournal.ie Putin softens plans to reform Russia's pension system amid public outcry Russia

Putin softens plans to reform Russia's pension system amid public outcry

Putin suggested raising the state pension age by five years to 60 years for women, instead of the earlier proposed eight years to 63.

From TheJournal.ie Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022 Planning Ahead

Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022

The consultation process for the proposed automatic enrolment of all citizens into pension plans has now been launched and will last until 4 November.

From TheJournal.ie 'The State pension wasn't designed to support the lifestyles people have in mind' Pension Plan

'The State pension wasn't designed to support the lifestyles people have in mind'

Within the complex landscape of pension investment, auto-enrolment provides a compelling case for increasing and encouraging pension take-up, writes Jerry Moriarty.

From TheJournal.ie Injured in The Troubles: 'I don't know whether they're just waiting for us to die off' Pension Campaign

Injured in The Troubles: 'I don't know whether they're just waiting for us to die off'

Some of those left severely injured in the Troubles are now in their 70s and 80s. They says it’s imperative a special pension be introduced.

From TheJournal.ie From 2022, workers will be 'auto enrolled' on pension savings schemes Retirement Ready

From 2022, workers will be 'auto enrolled' on pension savings schemes

The government has also announced a new “total contributions approach” to pensions from 2020.

From TheJournal.ie The government will spend €40 million closing the 'pensions gap' Mind The Gap

The government will spend €40 million closing the 'pensions gap'

The people impacted, mainly women, lose out on around €30 per week under the measures.

From TheJournal.ie 'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension' Marriage Bar

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Most women 'don't know how to start a pension' as surveys highlights gender gap Planning Ahead

Most women 'don't know how to start a pension' as surveys highlights gender gap

Just over one in three women have a pension, compared to over half of men.

From TheJournal.ie The State's public service pension liability currently stands at €114.5 billion Finance

The State's public service pension liability currently stands at €114.5 billion

The figure was calculated under the assumption that future pension increases will continue to be in line with pay rates

From TheJournal.ie 'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion Fighting Words

'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion

The Government looks set to lose a vote in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce Losing Out

Varadkar won't support motion which reverses pension cut for taking time out of the workforce

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

From TheJournal.ie There's a big difference between how men and women are planning for retirement 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.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'The State can’t solve everyone’s problems for them' Sharing The Burden

Leo Varadkar: 'The State can’t solve everyone’s problems for them'

An Taoiseach wants workers to be automatically signed up to a private pension.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries Pay Up

Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries

The unpaid tabs at the Dáil bar and restaurant amount to €5,000.

From TheJournal.ie The pension is definitely going up and Micheál Martin has dismissed claims he's opposed to rises Money In The Pocket

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker

'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker

A report into the pay and conditions of workers was published yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester' - British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect Feeling Gloomy

'I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester' - British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect

Free public healthcare and a state pension guaranteed to increase with inflation are just two of the perks expats could lose when Brexit takes hold.

From TheJournal.ie 'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed Happy Retirement

'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed

It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.

From TheJournal.ie Cork TD says people should pay €6 a year for travel pass to wipe out Bus Éireann deficit Local Town This post contains a poll

Cork TD says people should pay €6 a year for travel pass to wipe out Bus Éireann deficit

Jim Daly says he would be vehemently opposed to any reductions in rural services.

From TheJournal.ie The gap between private pensions and public pensions has the government worried Money Money Money

The gap between private pensions and public pensions has the government worried

Enda Kenny said Minister Paschal Donohoe will not deal with its strategy for public pay until the Public Pay Commission sends its report.

From TheJournal.ie Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension The Long Game

Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension

And what the hell is a PIP? An ARF? We got some experts to answer your questions.

From TheJournal.ie "Unacceptable": Fianna Fáil's Budget battle with Varadkar is going down to the wire Pension Increases

"Unacceptable": Fianna Fáil's Budget battle with Varadkar is going down to the wire

The “11th hour” nature of the proposed delay in pension increases is not acceptable, according to Micheál Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Worried about financial security? Here are 7 tips on how to get the right pension Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The top 500 public sector pensions cost €50 million a year Civil Servants

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all employers be required to contribute to their workers' pensions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all employers be required to contribute to their workers' pensions?

A new workplace saving scheme may be introduced to encourage people to save for retirement.

From TheJournal.ie The average pension payout for Irish people is just €6,000 per year at present Rainy Days

The average pension payout for Irish people is just €6,000 per year at present

25% more Irish people are covered by a pension plan now however, compared with 2010, according to a new survey.

From TheJournal.ie Busting the myths of who exactly was inside Dublin's GPO during the Easter Rising... 1916

Busting the myths of who exactly was inside Dublin's GPO during the Easter Rising...

The GPO Garrison Easter Week, a 30-year labour of love for author Jimmy Wren, aims to say definitively who was present in the landmark building during the seismic events of late April 1916.

From TheJournal.ie This chart shows how hard Irish people work for their pensions Retirement

This chart shows how hard Irish people work for their pensions

Full benefit comes after 43 years of contributions.

From TheJournal.ie Will the State Pension actually be there for me when I retire? Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts Top-ups

Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts

Several former cabinet ministers are in line for pension increases under the new public sector pay deal.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Mick Wallace, Ireland’s asylum system and the Greek referendum had people talking today.

From TheJournal.ie Former ministers to get pension boost, but one thinks the country "isn't ready" yet Mary Hanafin

Former ministers to get pension boost, but one thinks the country "isn't ready" yet

Mary Hanafin has said former ministers should be the “very last” people to get an increase.

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