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 Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said “good progress” was being made preparing for the reviews of pensions announced by the Government earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

About 67,000 pensioners will get letters from the Department of Social Protection at the end of October explaining how new pension rules will affect t(...)