For anyone retiring after 2020, the pension eligibility will be worked out on a simpler basis than now – the total contributions approach. Photograph: iStock

My wife started work and paid contributions in 1974/75. She will be 67 years old in 2025. Her PRSI contributions to date are: Reckonable Paid Contrib(...)

Minister for  Social Protection Regina Doherty has promised that no one would be left worse off under the new pension arrangements. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

I am 66 years old next year. I started working in Ireland in September 2006. By the end of this year, I will have approximately 530 PRSI class A paym(...)