Indexing of tax bands and credits had been widely flagged as overdue and something that would be a win-win for Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. But in the end there was nothing. File photograph: The Irish Times

In a budget when everything that was announced had been comprehensively leaked in advance, the more interesting story was in what did not merit a ment(...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys says the commission ‘has unambiguously established that the current State pension system is not sustainable into the future’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Employers will not be allowed to force people to retire before the State pension age under recommendations in the report of the Pensions Commission. (...)

SIPTU’s STOP67 campaign to reverse the pension age increase to age 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028, pictured in January were pensioners Christy Waters from Clondalkin and Pat Daly from Galway. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is clearly growing concern in official circles around political stagnation over pension reform. On Thursday, the Department of Finance publish(...)

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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(...)

Barely half the population has any occupational pension cover. Strip out the public service and the private sector figure is truly woeful.

Getting a fix on the scale of Ireland’s pensions problem is increasingly difficult. It was reported on Tuesday that the hole in the final salary, or d(...)