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(...)

As well as making it simpler for savers, consumers are also expected to be able to benefit from increased competition from pension providers and a more dynamic marketplace

New proposals to establish a pan-European pension product to help people save for retirement will likely have a limited impact in Ireland due to the h(...)

The nature of pension provision in the private sector has changed dramatically in the past decade

The Public Service Pay Commission report, published on Tuesday, provided a stark reminder of the differences in pension coverage between workers in th(...)

 People taking part in an NUJ protest over Independent Newspapers’ pension entitlements.  Our pension funding system places excessive pressure on employers but carries no sanction on them.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The security of defined-benefit pension schemes has received many column inches over the past weeks. It led to the Taoiseach commenting in the Dáil la(...)

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