Advertisement
Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 29 September, 2020

#Pensions

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.

From TheJournal.ie What's the issue with Greece's pension system? Opinion

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

From TheJournal.ie Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours' Parliamentary Language

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

From TheJournal.ie 'The day is coming that someone says the game is over for Greece' Bailout Talks

'The day is coming that someone says the game is over for Greece'

The IMF has pulled its team out of talks with the cash-strapped nation.

From TheJournal.ie What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common? The Constitution

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?

A clause should be inserted into the Constitution to ensure pension protection, according to the Professional Insurance Brokers Association.

From TheJournal.ie Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will 'put many jobs and businesses at risk' Pensioned Off

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will 'put many jobs and businesses at risk'

The government wants a universal pension system – but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year Pensions

Bertie and Brian got over €80k each last year

The former taoisigh’s annual pensions cannot be cut further, Brendan Howlin has said.

From TheJournal.ie Can this new plan halt Ireland's looming pension crisis? Opinion

Can this new plan halt Ireland's looming pension crisis?

Our ageing population will mean that the current State pension will become unsustainable, leaving an uncertain future for many of us.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue apologises to 5,000 pensioners after tax blunder Sorry

Revenue apologises to 5,000 pensioners after tax blunder

Thousands were charged significantly more tax than they should have been this month.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is one of the worst places in Europe to retire right now No Country For Old Men

Ireland is one of the worst places in Europe to retire right now

A lack of doctors means the country’s rating for healthcare has plunged.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike Banking

Here's why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike

The union Unite wants to meet the Finance Minister over the issues.

From TheJournal.ie Do you have a pension? You might be forced to get one* Nest Egg

Do you have a pension? You might be forced to get one*

*When the economy gets better and pay goes up.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Our state pensions ponzi scheme is nearing a breaking point Retirement

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…

From TheJournal.ie What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on? Hypothecated

What is the 0.15% pension levy being spent on?

Fianna Fáil aren’t happy with the Government’s answer.

From TheJournal.ie Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal Decision Time

Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal

The factory in Waterford closed in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie €178m pension deal agreed for Waterford Crystal workers Pay Day

€178m pension deal agreed for Waterford Crystal workers

The workers took on the case when they were laid off from the company in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Pension deal for former Waterford Crystal workers on the table Long Time Coming

Pension deal for former Waterford Crystal workers on the table

The factory in Waterford closed in 2009 with the loss of 1,000 jobs.

From TheJournal.ie These are the firms with the biggest black holes in their pension schemes Sucked In

These are the firms with the biggest black holes in their pension schemes

Irish funds are taking more risks with pension money… and those holes are growing.

From TheJournal.ie A lot of UK firefighters are out on strike tonight Halloween

A lot of UK firefighters are out on strike tonight

The strike is due to continue until 4th of November.

From TheJournal.ie Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out Budget 2015

Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out

The levy will be reduced from 2015 and will be abolished at the end of next year.

From TheJournal.ie Five years on - Waterford Crystal workers speak of struggle to secure pensions Battle

Five years on - Waterford Crystal workers speak of struggle to secure pensions

The workers have been campaigning for five years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you pay into a private pension scheme? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pay into a private pension scheme?

A large number of people have abandoned their plans – are any of you paying for private pensions?

From TheJournal.ie Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn Worker Rights

Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn

Unite trade union said today the dispute will go to the Labour Relations Commission – and hopefully be resolved.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year Social Welfare

Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year

Between pensions, jobseeker’s payments and allowances for children and carers, Joan Burton’s department spend €20.3 billion.

From TheJournal.ie 'Last opportunity' to resolve Aer Lingus pension dispute Sky High

'Last opportunity' to resolve Aer Lingus pension dispute

The company says that its decision to accept the hit will defuse the risk of future strikes.

From TheJournal.ie €780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more Plugging The Gap

€780mn airport pension hole: Expert panel urges Aer Lingus and DAA to pay more

The plan may face problems being passed by Aer Lingus shareholders, however.

From TheJournal.ie Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait Sit Tight

Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait

The average processing time of an appeal is six months.

From TheJournal.ie The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes Ch-ch-ch-changes

The RA thinks Irish Cabinets are like the Leitrim football team, and it wants changes

Term limits for ministers, performance-related pay, and giving everyone a say on the Budget… The Reform Alliance has a lengthy political wish-list.

From TheJournal.ie Government fails to derail Aer Lingus chief's pension bump-reports Christoph Mueller

Government fails to derail Aer Lingus chief's pension bump-reports

A trade union called any increase would be “very strange”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people own €69 million in gold All That Glitters

Irish people own €69 million in gold

TCD finance professor says that gold can act as an investment safety blanket in rough economic times.

From TheJournal.ie 'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant Defence Forces

'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant

There is currently a maximum service limit of 21 years for private and corporal personnel.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k Chaching

Dozens of retired civil servants receive pensions worth €100k

Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that 35 receive pensions worth €100,000, with five of those being €118,000.

From TheJournal.ie Column: People will access pension funds early in the UK... will the same happen here? Nest Egg

Column: People will access pension funds early in the UK... will the same happen here?

The UK governmen will now allow all retirees from defined contribution (DC) schemes to take all their money as tax free or taxable cash

From TheJournal.ie Column: The future for pensions? Lessons to be learned from high-profile case ... Pensions

Column: The future for pensions? Lessons to be learned from high-profile case ...

A recent landmark ruling contains lessons that other pension scheme trustees and employers must learn from, writes Samantha McConnell.