At almost €13,000, how generous is the Irish State pension?

How does the Irish pension compare with countries across the OECD?

It’s difficult to compare pensions on a like-for-like basis looking at the euro sum alone. Photograph: iStock

It’s difficult to compare pensions on a like-for-like basis looking at the euro sum alone. Photograph: iStock

It’s currently the subject of a review (yes, yet another one), as the Government seeks to assess at what age people should be entitled to receive the State pension.

In anticipation of the outcome this autumn, we take a look at how the Irish State pension, as it stands, compares with other regimes around the world, taking a look at both the generosity of payments, as well as the age at which you get access.

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