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#Retirement

From The42 'One of the greatest players to set foot on the playing field': Tributes pour in as Michael Fennelly retires Best Wishes

'One of the greatest players to set foot on the playing field': Tributes pour in as Michael Fennelly retires

The eight-time All-Ireland winner announced his retirement from inter-county hurling on Friday.

From The42 'We always look at people with disabilities and think about what they can't do' Goldsmyth

'We always look at people with disabilities and think about what they can't do'

Jason Smyth on embracing challenges and change as he enters the twilight of his career.

From The42 'I will be forever grateful' - End of an era as Galway's Meehan retires Retirement

'I will be forever grateful' - End of an era as Galway's Meehan retires

Tribesmen defender Finian Hanley is also expected to depart.

From The42 Former Ballon d'Or and World Cup winner Kaká announces retirement CALLING IT A DAY

Former Ballon d'Or and World Cup winner Kaká announces retirement

The 35-year-old won the Champions League, Serie A, La Liga and the World Cup.

From TheJournal.ie At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century Going Strong

At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century

Marie-Louise Wirth wouldn’t dream of giving up her bar in northern France.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean? Beyond 65

Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean?

Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What age would you like to retire at? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What age would you like to retire at?

The mandatory retirement age for civil servants is to rise from 65 to 70 under new measures.

From The42 Will Zlatan be at the World Cup? Stranger things have happened in international football Dare To Zlatan

Will Zlatan be at the World Cup? Stranger things have happened in international football

Irish football can see parallels with its own greatest striker Robbie Keane and his inclusion at Euro 2016.

From The42 Tipp's two-time All-Ireland-winning goalkeeper announces retirement Wave Goodbye

Tipp's two-time All-Ireland-winning goalkeeper announces retirement

Darren Gleeson has confirmed his decision to hang up his boots.

From The42 'I don't feel joy playing any more' - Brazil legend hints at retirement Disillusionment

'I don't feel joy playing any more' - Brazil legend hints at retirement

Kaka admits that his body is struggling to cope with the demands of top-level competition in MLS with Orlando City

From The42 Another of Clare's 2013 All-Ireland champions calls it a day after a year out End Of An Era

Another of Clare's 2013 All-Ireland champions calls it a day after a year out

Colin Ryan has followed Brendan Bugler into inter-county retirement.

From TheJournal.ie High Court judge steps down after just two years in the job Margaret Heneghan

High Court judge steps down after just two years in the job

It is unusual for a judge in the High Court to leave their role until they reach mandatory retirement age.

From The42 'See you in Wexford' - The sports world reacts to Kevin Doyle's retirement Respect

'See you in Wexford' - The sports world reacts to Kevin Doyle's retirement

Shane Long, Paul McGrath and James McClean were among those to pay tribute to the former Ireland international.

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 Ageism at work: '42% of employers believe there's an upper age limit for customer facing roles' Mandatory Retirement Age

Ageism at work: '42% of employers believe there's an upper age limit for customer facing roles'

But the solution to stereotyping is not simply to keep increasing the pension age, writes Justin Moran.

From TheJournal.ie Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it' Fair Deal This post contains videos

Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'

Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan's pension will reflect her 'experience, expertise and rank' End Of The Line

Minister says Nóirín O'Sullivan's pension will reflect her 'experience, expertise and rank'

The Policing Authority has thanked O’Sullivan for 36 years of service to the force.

From The42 One of the best defensive midfielders of the past two decades announces retirement Wave Goodbye

One of the best defensive midfielders of the past two decades announces retirement

Esteban Cambiasso has brought his two-year stint at Olympiakos to an end.

From The42 Ciarán McKeever announces inter-county retirement CALLING IT A DAY

Ciarán McKeever announces inter-county retirement

The 34-year old has been part of the Armagh squad since 2003.

From The42 Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish Walking Tall This post contains videos

Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish

The Cork native bowed out after an excellent display at the world championships in London.

From The42 Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing Gone

Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing

The news means there’ll be no rematch with Anthony Joshua.

From The42 One more year: Antonio Cassano dramatically un-retires hours after stepping away from football Not Done Yet

One more year: Antonio Cassano dramatically un-retires hours after stepping away from football

The 35-year-old signed for Verona eight days ago, announced his retirement earlier today and hours later revealed his un-retirement at a press conference.

From The42 'Unexpected and difficult choice' as Irish Olympian McMahon retires from swimming at 22 Stepping Away

'Unexpected and difficult choice' as Irish Olympian McMahon retires from swimming at 22

McMahon represented Ireland at the 2012 London Games and won two European medals during her competitive career.

From The42 'I'd just be thankful to play again' - Ireland defender's mission to find a club after nightmare spell Last Chance Saloon

'I'd just be thankful to play again' - Ireland defender's mission to find a club after nightmare spell

32-year-old Sean St Ledger is refusing to retire despite being out of football for the past 18 months.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Enda Kenny's pension payout is excessive? Pot O' Gold This post contains a poll

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

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

From The42 Leinster lock's France move is off as Mike McCarthy is forced to retire due to injury Bowing Out

Leinster lock's France move is off as Mike McCarthy is forced to retire due to injury

The 35-year-old has ended his rugby career on medical advice.

From The42 Incredible mare Annie Power is retired from racing One Of A Kind

Incredible mare Annie Power is retired from racing

The five-time Grade 1 winner will not be returning to the track.

From The42 'I've got one more adventure left in me' - Keane puts retirement talk on hold for final move Last Hurrah

'I've got one more adventure left in me' - Keane puts retirement talk on hold for final move

Ireland’s all-time record goalscorer isn’t planning to hang up the boots just yet.

From TheJournal.ie 'So, uh, what's been going on since I've been gone?': Obama returns to public spotlight What Barack Did Next

'So, uh, what's been going on since I've been gone?': Obama returns to public spotlight

The former president said he hoped to pass the baton on to the leaders of the future.

From The42 'Living in Dublin and coaching Leinster, that's an ideal situation' - Sexton Future Plans

'Living in Dublin and coaching Leinster, that's an ideal situation' - Sexton

The Ireland out-half is considering life after his playing career ends.

From The42 'I will not retire, retirement is dying': Wenger dismisses speculation Gunners

'I will not retire, retirement is dying': Wenger dismisses speculation

The 67-year-old’s future at Arsenal is still up in the air.

From The42 Liverpool and Real Madrid legend Xabi Alonso confirms he's retiring in the summer Xabi Alonso

Liverpool and Real Madrid legend Xabi Alonso confirms he's retiring in the summer

The 35-year-old enjoyed a decorated career at club and international level,

From The42 Rare medical condition forces Down's Marty Clarke to retire aged 29 Retirement

Rare medical condition forces Down's Marty Clarke to retire aged 29

The former Down footballer has been forced to call time on his career on the back of medical advice.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the retirement age be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the retirement age be abolished?

A new Sinn Féin bill aims to abolish the mandatory age.

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 The42 'No matter what happens I will manage next season' Promise

'No matter what happens I will manage next season'

Arsene Wenger confirms he does not intend to retire even if he leaves Arsenal at the end of the current campaign.

From The42 Chelsea legend Frank Lampard announces retirement from football Wave Goodbye

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard announces retirement from football

The 38-year-old made over 400 appearances for the Blues between 2001 and 2014

From TheJournal.ie Former garda forced to retire because of psychological injuries awarded €162,000 Car Chase

Former garda forced to retire because of psychological injuries awarded €162,000

John Sutherland was involved in a head-on collision when chasing two youths who had robbed firearms from a house in Co Waterford.

From The42 'I do not think I will return to coaching' - Van Gaal set to call it quits Wave Goodbye

'I do not think I will return to coaching' - Van Gaal set to call it quits

The Dutch manager is widely considered to be one of football’s most innovative coaches.

From The42 Bradley Wiggins signs up for TV show following retirement from cycling Pastures New

Bradley Wiggins signs up for TV show following retirement from cycling

The 36-year-old is following in the footsteps of British sporting greats including Steve Redgrave.