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My understanding is that anyone retiring between now and 2020 will have the choice of using the existing system or the new total contributions system – whichever is more beneficial to them financially. Photograph: Getty Images

I’m due to get my contributory State pension from June this year. Is the “pension reform” announced last week essentially a “fix” for women with reduc(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection Regina Doherty, centre, with Helen McDonald, principal, and Jim Duggan, assistant secretary of the department, in Government Buildings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Many women forced out of their jobs by the marriage bar will be locked out of the State pension reform plan announced on Tuesday by Minister for Socia(...)

The issue of women’s pensions arose when Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe took questions on a radio programme the morning after the budget. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

There’s a lot of talk about women being denied full pensions in the budget. Is this something new? Not at all. In fact, it’s a grievance that goes b(...)