Brendan Kennedy, chief executive of the Irish Pensions Board wants the number of Irish pension plans to be slashed in an effort to get asset managers to cut fees. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Ireland’s pension regulator wants to cut the number of corporate retirement plans in the country from 150,000 to 100 in a move that would put pressur(...)

CEO of Privateer Holdings Brendan Kennedy: as marijuana laws are being loosened, entrepreneurs and investors are creating new businesses to cash in on what they see as an emerging bonanza. Photograph: Getty

One morning in September, I logged on to the website of HelloMD, a medical start-up that promises to connect patients with doctors instantly over the (...)

The Pensions Authority has warned that trustees are putting their members’ financial health in retirement in danger by opting for higher risk investments. (Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty)

The Pensions Authority has warned that trustees are putting their members’ financial health in retirement in danger by opting for higher risk investm(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton announcing the composition of the new Pensions Council at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Reform of the Irish pension system is essential if we do not want to endanger the retirement income of current and future pensions, Tánaiste and Mini(...)

The products will be sold in countries and jurisdictions where they are legal, including cannabis in some places

Seattle-based private equity firm Privateer Holdings has agreed a deal with the estate of the Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley to launch a global canna(...)

Ibec’s head of industrial relations and human resources Maeve McElwee said the rules at present are “desperately unfair”

Employers group Ibec welcomed the changes and said it had been lobbying for years to see defined benefit schemes distributed more fairly between those(...)

Aer Lingus  chief executive Christoph Mueller said that the aireline’s board hoped to be in a position to put to its shareholders, in October, a Labour Court proposal designed to resolve a long-drawn out dispute over a shortfall in a staff pension scheme.

Aer Lingus hopes to put a €110 million proposal to end a row over a shortfall in its workers’ pension scheme to shareholders in October, according to (...)

Chief executive of the Pensions Board Brendan Kennedy, Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD and chairperson of the Pensions Board Jane Williams at the publication of the Pensions Board Annual Report and Accounts for 2012

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton yesterday declined to rule out a further levy on pension schemes.The minister was answering questions on (...)

Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, pictured at the launch of the report with chairperson of the Board, Jane Williams (l) and chief executive Brendan Kennedy (r).

The Pensions Board continues to have concerns about defined benefit pension schemes.Speaking at the launch of its annual report for 2012 this morning,(...)