In February, following the sale of its stake in Verizon, Vodafone paid more than €600 million back to its Irish investors. Photograph: Bloomberg

Measure means small shareholders will face no tax bill over recent windfall from telecoms group under €1,000

Last year, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan increased the “imputed or notional distribution of assets”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plan ‘is to reduce the risk that owners will outlive their retirement funds’

 Rachael Ingle, chairperson Irish Association of Pension Funds: expressed wariness over the Government’s commitment to end the private sector pension levy as planned at the end of next year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Industry group warns against introduction of auto-enrolment or any U-turn on pension levy

 Rachael Ingle, chairwoman of the Irish Association of Pension Funds. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Pensions conference hears warnings over sustainability of funds

The year-long project following the savings habits of 8,000 people across the UK, shows that Northern Irish savers put aside just £1,653 towards their pensions last year.

Average pension pot would last just 3½ years

Minister says fund saved and created thousands of jobs in tourism sector

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