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Bank of Ireland has decided to levy a 0.65 per cent charge on cash reserves lodged by pension funds. The ECB deposit facility rate is currently 0.5 per cent. So the bank  is making a profit of 15 basis points.  Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Having money in cash is never good for pensions; it is the ultimate conservative play. The money is(...)

Not even the impending financial and environmental disaster that is climate change can deflect from an even greater threat – paying for Ireland’s ageing population.

(...) promising to turn the clock back. The pensions timebomb was dismissed as a “myth” by People Before Profit(...)

Assuming the aspiring coalition partners do go into government, changes on both the state pension age and a move to the new Total Contributions Approach (TCA) will be put on ice pending the deliberations of a yet to be formed pensions commission.

Is the new Pensions Commission being set up by the putative coalition to look at changes in the(...)

Irish-managed pension funds have suffered their worst three-month performance since the 2008 financial crisis.

(...) money out of pensions, it’s clear we are living in extraordinary times. Suggesting that people should(...)

If my mother gives us the family home as a gift, are we liable to pay any type of tax? Photograph: iStock

(...) like to hold onto this house as an investment property as neither of us have pensions. If my mother(...)

 Regina Doherty: she wants to reform what she  has called an “unfair” way of assessing eligibility for the State pension

Facing reality is a key message in the pensions business. Too many workers put off a decision to(...)

The Workplace Relations Commission has issued a new proposal that further improves the terms on offer to workers based at two Pfizer plants  in Cork. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Staff of multinational drugmaker Pfizer face a make or break vote on pensions in the coming weeks(...)

‘Every year you’re not doing them [AVCs], you’re missing out on those tax benefits’

Known in the pensions industry as “rocket fuel” for your pension fund, additional voluntary(...)

‘Zero consideration has been given to the issue of adequacy or coverage; it doesn’t benefit citizens in any real meaningful way,’ says one pensions professional. Photograph: iStock

As if pensions weren’t already complicated enough, a move at Government level to impose new EU(...)

Women continue to snub pensions in large numbers. Ann O’Keeffe, head of individual life and pensions at Aviva, describes the “largely stagnant” figure for women saving for retirement as “worrying”.

Women continue to snub pensions despite years of efforts by the financial services industry to(...)

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