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Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, announce major changes to pensions in Ireland, on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Proposals to reform Ireland’s pensions system have been broadly welcomed, especially a plan to(...)

The Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said it was increasingly clear that people in the private sector are not doing enough to plan for retirement. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Government would initiate in its term of office. “Pensions can be very complex but they are also very(...)

CSO figures show that 47 per cent of  workers in Ireland aged 20-69 had a private pension in 2015, down from 51 per cent in 2009 and 54 per cent in 2008.

(...)-called pensions time bomb won’t hit here as it will other countries. And that’s why the imminent introduction of(...)

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(...)

Pension coverage, particularly in the private sector, is low

(...) overwhelming vote of the 100-strong group – along with support for automatic enrolment in workplace pensions(...)

Watch out for the fine print too. Some pension schemes for example, won’t give your estate back employer contributions if you die within two years of joining the scheme.

(...) pensions, it’s complicated, opaque, and full of jargon. “Discussions typically only arise when the event(...)

Susan St John: Ireland’s  plethora of small workplace pension schemes are often of  dubious quality

(...) also got lucky when all tax concessions for private pensions were removed more than 25 years ago. Those(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has moved to close off a loophole that allowed holders of certain pensions avoid tax. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) certain pensions avoid tax. The Finance Bill introduces a provision that all Personal Retirement Savings(...)

Mercer, which tracks the pension position of Ireland’s largest listed companies – members of the Iseq 20 – says the gap has widened dramatically this year. Photograph: Getty Images

The pensions “hole” at Ireland’s largest companies has almost doubled in the first seven months of(...)

Pensions Authority chairman and veteran trade unionist David Begg said that “from a public policy point of view, it is time to do something”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Another minister, another consultation on what to do about pensions. Minister for Social Protection(...)

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