Failure to plan prudently means people may find themselves relying solely on the State pension. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

For the vast majority, pension income will determine the level of comfort, financially, that they enjoy in retirement. Failure to plan prudently means(...)

Two-thirds of mature private pension scheme members either don’t know how much they will receive in retirement income or how it will be paid

Two-thirds of mature private pension scheme members either don’t know how much they will receive in retirement income or whether their pension will be(...)

‘ The failure of Kenny and Burton to accept that they or their parties might have got anything wrong  . . . will do nothing to help the country avoid making a similar mess in the future.’ Above, a screen grab of Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Banking Inquiry 1:56

Talleyrand reputedly said of the Bourbons that they had learned nothing and forgotten nothing from their experience of the French revolution. The bank(...)

Shoppers on Grafton Street. A new survey shows Dubliners are more optimistic about the future than people living outside of the capital

Consumer sentiment is at its strongest level since 2003, according to a new survey which shows Dublin leading the way in terms of optimism. The latest(...)

Céad Mile Fáilte: the  number of visas granted to overseas workers is up from 13,365 in 2010 to just over 15,400 in 2014

The Irish immigration system has become increasingly business-friendly in recent years and as a consequence, the number of visas granted to workers fr(...)

Incoming chief of the ESRI Prof Alan Barrett said we need a discussion of what the tax take should be. Photograph: Getty Images

Demands for “considerable” extra spending were not matched by proposals to increase taxes to pay for them, the chairman of the national economic dialo(...)

Without additional efforts to prevent injuries and illness, the rates of work-related injury and illness are likely to increase with economic recovery

How safe do you feel at work? While many of us are lucky enough to be in low-risk jobs in which health and safety is considered of paramount importanc(...)

Some 42% of companies reported increased employment levels in the past three months. Just 9% of firms reported a drop in headcount.   All but one industry sector surveyed reported a stronger positive jobs balance than three months earlier. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Business sentiment declined slightly in the second quarter as output growth eased and there were concerns over economic and political developments in(...)

The share of respondents who said they would allocate surplus money to pay off debts, including mortgages, increased to 42.4 per cent from 40 per cent in May

The number of people who are putting money aside for a rainy day declined last month with those aged under 50 feeling that now is a bad time to save. (...)

Bright prospects? If Chinese workers continue to retire at 60, by 2030 the ratio of workers to retirees will drop precipitously from roughly 5:1 today to just 2:1.. Photograph:  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

The rise of China to become a major world economy is one of the big changes in the world economic order over the last quarter century. That rise to ec(...)