The court ruled that the trustees of multinational Omega Pharma’s defined benefit pension fund were entitled to seek more than the statutory minimum from the group when it sought to wind the plan up in late 2012

Employers could find it more expensive to wind up their workers’ salary-tied pension plans in the future, experts warned yesterday following a landmar(...)

 Rachael Ingle, chairwoman Irish Association of Pension Funds.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been accused of “abdicating responsibility” for Government decisions on pension(...)

The Government has approved a range of new proposals that it hopes can address potential problems arising in defined benefit pension schemes. Under th(...)

The total value of Irish funds grew by 11 per cent last year to €80.5 billion, despite the Government levy on saving

After five years of turmoil, the total value of Irish pension funds is back above €80 billion. The number of defined benefit schemes that are(...)

It’s a debate that has been around for quite some time – and one that doesn’t show any signs of dissipating any time soon. Are public-sector pensions (...)

Pensioners are expressing their wrath at James Reilly’s cuts but Michael Noonan has seen little reaction to his plans to raid pension funds yet again. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Pensions are a turn-off. It’s simple, really. In a world where most people are fully engaged in addressing the immediate issues that confront them on (...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton addressing the Irish Association of Pension Funds IAPF Annual Benefits Conference 2013 in the National Convention Centre. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Pension policy in Ireland has been “very poorly cared for”, according to one member of the group charged with assessing policy options for the Governm(...)

The test of success for any pensions system is that it provides adequate income in retirement for our citizens. This requires our working population t(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: strong regulation of defined pension schemes was essential to protect scheme members and the taxpayer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has been accused of “fiddling” while pensions burn fast, in a Dáil row over the crisis in defined benefit schemes.Fianna Fáil leader Mi(...)

“In the private sector and commercial State companies, pension promises have not been fulfilled, with most defined benefit pension funds now in serious deficit,” said Fionán O’Sullivan, director of corporate pensions with IFG.

Employers and unions joined with the pensions industry yesterday to issue an “unprecedented” collective call for action from the Government to address(...)