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From TheJournal.ie Half of Údarás na Gaeltachta budget spent on former employees' pensions Gaeltacht

Half of Údarás na Gaeltachta budget spent on former employees' pensions

Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said the government is doing “untold damage” to the future of the Gaeltacht.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore says €500,000 salaries for bank executives is "not acceptable" Bankers

Gilmore says €500,000 salaries for bank executives is "not acceptable"

The Tánaiste’s comments follow the release of figures that show six current executives at the former Anglo Irish Bank earn over half a million euro a year.

From TheJournal.ie Super-levy needed for high pensions, says Labour Party Chairman Pensions

Super-levy needed for high pensions, says Labour Party Chairman

All pensions over €100,000 a year should be subject to a levy of 10 per cent, rising to 25 per cent on pensions over €500,000, says Colm Keaveney TD.

From TheJournal.ie AIB chief executive asks senior executives to give up pensions Bankers' Pay

AIB chief executive asks senior executives to give up pensions

Enda Kenny says the AIB chief has written to former executives, asking them to recall their ‘moral responsibility’.

From TheJournal.ie Saorview, sales and Shakhtar Donetsk: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Saorview, sales and Shakhtar Donetsk: The week in numbers

Plus – what’s the monetary value of virginity? And what was Ireland’s best-performing sales sector in September?

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Now with added muscle music Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Now with added muscle music

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Charges could see value of pensions drop by 31pc - report Retirement

Charges could see value of pensions drop by 31pc - report

A Department of Social Protection report says costs levied by pension companies can take huge chunks off their value.

From TheJournal.ie Tolls, prizes and liquid nitrogen: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Tolls, prizes and liquid nitrogen: The week in numbers

How much is the Nobel Prize worth to YOU? And after the first two debates, how likely is it that Obama will remain president?

From TheJournal.ie Strike likely as talks over Aer Lingus and DAA pensions break down Strike

Strike likely as talks over Aer Lingus and DAA pensions break down

Efforts to resolve the €748 million deficit in the pensions scheme ended “in disarray” last night, SIPTU says.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus warns over €748 million pension deficit Pensions

Aer Lingus warns over €748 million pension deficit

The airline said it has put forward proposals as part of the Labour Relations Committee process seeking to improve pension prospects for employees.

From TheJournal.ie Row rumbles on as Siptu rejects DAA/Aer Lingus offer Aer Lingus

Row rumbles on as Siptu rejects DAA/Aer Lingus offer

Aer Lingus has slammed Siptu, accusing the trade union of releasing “wildly inaccurate details” about the process.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie Guineys workers told: 30 years service? Sorry, no pensions Shop Closure

Guineys workers told: 30 years service? Sorry, no pensions

The employees found out about the shop closure after a phone call on Monday telling them not to come into work the next day.

From TheJournal.ie Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers Prime Numbers

Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers

Just HOW well did Ireland do at the Paralympics? And which country’s population has the most smokers?

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU serves notice of industrial action on DAA Dispute

SIPTU serves notice of industrial action on DAA

There has been no details of work stoppages revealed yet – and any action will not happen until after 1 October.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you kick off your week…

From TheJournal.ie Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC Pensions

Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC

The employers’ group says allowing people to access cash from voluntary pension funds could mean a tax windfall.

From TheJournal.ie Pensions, the internet and whiskey: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Pensions, the internet and whiskey: The week in numbers

How much is a premium Dublin hotel room REALLY worth? And what does it take to reach age 116?

From TheJournal.ie Young people 'delusional' about income needed in retirement - survey Pensions

Young people 'delusional' about income needed in retirement - survey

A Red C poll commissioned by the Irish Association of Pension Funds says too few young people appreciate how much they’ll need.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus and DAA staff vote for industrial action Pensions

Aer Lingus and DAA staff vote for industrial action

Workers are unhappy with proposed changes to their pensions.

From TheJournal.ie Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now? Gone Fishin This post contains images

Gallery: Former taoisigh… where are they now?

Bertie, Albert, Brian and co. What are they up to these days?

From TheJournal.ie Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes AIB

Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes

The IBOA says the proposals are not acceptable, but the bank – which holds its AGM today – says costs must be cut.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Pension changes to impact former taoisigh and those on “Rolls Royce” salaries Pensions

Pension changes to impact former taoisigh and those on “Rolls Royce” salaries

A proposed new scheme will benefit lower paid public servants, says Minister Brendan Howlin.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you contribute to an occupational pension scheme? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you contribute to an occupational pension scheme?

Irish Pensions Board has expressed concern over drop in occupational pension scheme members – are you one?

From TheJournal.ie Pensions board chief warns fund trustees of legal action Pensions

Pensions board chief warns fund trustees of legal action

Irish Pensions Board also says it is concerned by the drop in membership of occupational pension schemes.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Young men around twice as likely to emigrate as women - report Census 2011

Young men around twice as likely to emigrate as women - report

An ESRI analysis of the Census 2011 data suggests that more than one in ten men aged in their 20s have left Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Another pension scheme may bite the dust: Why is it happening? Pension Scheme

Another pension scheme may bite the dust: Why is it happening?

Independent News and Media may close pension scheme as AIB says it will.

From TheJournal.ie AIB to cut managers' pay, freeze staff salaries and change pensions AIB

AIB to cut managers' pay, freeze staff salaries and change pensions

Staff were informed of the plan in an email circulated today. Perks like gym memberships will also be cut.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: €1.2 billion of pension reserves already committed Rainy Days

Noonan: €1.2 billion of pension reserves already committed

That leaves about €4.5 billion in the pot.

From TheJournal.ie EU warns of rising financial pressure from ageing population EU

EU warns of rising financial pressure from ageing population

Almost one-third of EU citizens will be aged 65 or over by 2060, says EU report.

From TheJournal.ie 45 years: average age of civil servants as staffing levels approach crisis point Civil Service

45 years: average age of civil servants as staffing levels approach crisis point

The country’s top civil servants say more urgency is needed on staffing levels, with some public servants taking on the work of two or three people.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year Public Pay

Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year

63 per cent of civil servants – including 2,776 who already earn over €70k – are entitled to ‘increments’ this year.

From TheJournal.ie Commission will not strip Flynn's pension before court ruling Mahon

Commission will not strip Flynn's pension before court ruling

Current commissioner Maros Sefcovic says Padraig Flynn’s pension may be stripped, but only after he is convicted of an offence.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our welfare system is wasteful – and a timebomb for our children Opinion

Column: Our welfare system is wasteful – and a timebomb for our children

As benefits for the most vulnerable are cut, our system throws money at others who don’t need it, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed in one handy round-up…

From TheJournal.ie McCarthy bemoans Government's "ham-fisted" public retirement scheme Retirements

McCarthy bemoans Government's "ham-fisted" public retirement scheme

The chairman of An Bord Snip Nua attacks the “very poorly designed” system which may leave the public sector understaffed.