State pension

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Many lorry drivers, along with workers from a range of other  sectors, have been forced out of work due to the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph:  Chris Furlong/Getty Images

My husband and I are both due to retire in the next couple of years. My husband works as a lorry driver across the continent. He is not a full-time em(...)

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Pensions have became the unexpected issue of the election. And just for once, it is not the gray vote but the graying vote that has set political part(...)

Actuaries say “significant” increases in PRSI  needed to keep paying pensions at 65.

Reintroducing a transition pension to bridge the gap to the State pension for those retiring at 65 threatens the sustainability of the whole system, I(...)

Until now,  Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty has consistently said the new pension system should be in place by the third quarter of 2020.

Plans for reform of the State pension have now been put back to 2021, Regina Doherty has conceded. Until now, the Minister for Employment Affairs and(...)

 President Michael D. Higgins: in general, legislation really doesn’t get through the Dáil and Seanad any quicker than two and a half months before being presented for the President’s signature.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I am due to retire when I reach 66 in August 2020. I have been told that if the new changes regarding the pension scheme are introduced next May, I wi(...)

I’m due to receive my State pension in 2020. If the TCA pension revamp comes in before June (my 66th birthday), I face a dramatic cut in the amount I (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: severely constrained this October. File photograph: Alan Betson

With the shape of the UK’s departure from the European Union still unlikely to be determined by October 8th, this year’s budget looks to be distinctly(...)

The minimum your daughter would need for a State pension is 10 years of social insurance/PRSI payments. That would give her a pension equivalent to 25 per cent of the prevailing full pension

My daughter is working for a Buddhist charity in Nepal for the past five years. She is 43 years old and has only about two years’ experience of workin(...)

In cases where contributions are missing from a social insurance record, Welfare will ask for any evidence – payslips, P60s, etc – to show that PRSI payments had been deducted.

I wrote last week that a three-year black hole in PRSI contributions relating to time working for a company that subsequently went into liquidation wa(...)

“I anticipate that the first review outcomes will be notified to pensioners in early 2019,” Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty said. Photograph: iStock

More than 70,000 pensioners will receive letters shortly on a review of their State pension and explaining a new method of calculating entitlement to (...)

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