Even though your father left the business a long time ago, his pension rights are still intact in relation to any pension he built up in the years he was working with them. File photograph: iStock

When my father moved jobs many years ago, he never thought about the pension. It cropped up recently when we were talking and he is now wondering if t(...)

Nest eggs: While a DB pension is “guaranteed”, it isn’t bulletproof. It depends on the scheme’s ability to fund its pension obligations for all members – and the employer’s willingness to make up any shortfall.

Defined-benefit (DB) pension schemes are the gold-plated generous older brother of their defined-contribution equivalent. They offer a guaranteed inco(...)

Pensioners Christy Waters from Clondalkin, Dublin,  and Pat Daly from Galway at the launch of Siptu’s Stop 67 campaign to reverse the pension age increase. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

It started with Martin Walsh’s Wednesday lunchtime call last week to RTÉ’s Liveline – a day after Leo Varadkar called the election on January 14th – t(...)

With fewer than half  of all workers having a workplace or private pension, and concerns over the future viability of the State pension, the need for a supplementary savings is seen as essential. Photograph: iStock

It’s been a long time in coming but is a private pension for all ever actually going to get here? First mooted back in 2006, auto-enrolment, where em(...)

Over 30 years, cutting tax relief from 40 per cent to 25 per cent could cost an average saver €18,000, Standard Life says. Photograph: iStock

Public-sector workers receive about nine times more pension tax relief per person, on average, than those in the private sector, new figures show, as (...)

The Pyramids of Giza on the southwestern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images)

Monday Indicators: Irish manufacturing PMI (Sep); Euro zone manufacturing PMI (Sep), unemployment (Aug); UK consumer credit (Aug), net lending to in(...)

My two kids now live in Australia, and I plan to split my retirement between there and Ireland. Will it affect my pension entitlements?

Question: I worked in one of the Irish banks from 1980 until 2002 and was part of the defined benefit pension scheme. I then moved abroad for the la(...)

Aryzta, whose stock plunged on Thursday, owns the Cuisine de France brand.

Aryzta’s stock plunged a record low on Thursday as the beleaguered Swiss-Irish baked goods issued a fresh profit warning, sparking fresh concerns abou(...)

The Irish Association of Pension Funds  survey showed that almost two-thirds of companies have acted to derisk their pension fund investment strategy. File photograph: Getty Images

Employers are committed to retaining defined benefit (DB), or final salary, pension schemes, according to a new survey from the Irish Association of P(...)

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 ensure all private sector workers are members of a priv(...)

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