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Official figures show that about  80 per cent of defined benefit schemes are in deficit

They might be “gold-plated”, but the so-called Rolls Royce of pension schemes are likely soon to be a thing of the past. A host of Irish corpor(...)

Refugees from South Kordofan playing at the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan last week. “In times of shrinking aid budgets, tax is the most important source of income for developing countries, and it is the most obvious way to move beyond reliance on aid.” Photograph: Andreea Campeanu/Reuters

The Irish Aid policy paper to be launched today will be an important modernisation of Ireland’s vision for overseas development. The Government(...)

Three of the world’s richest men, according to Forbes magazine’s annual list of billionaires worldwide: Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim and Bill Gates.

Forbes magazine published a special edition in March with the cover headline: “Bi(...)

Greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and atmospheric concentrations of CO2 are exceeding levels never experienced in human history, the Bonn conference on climate change was told. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

As global carbon dioxide, emissions teetered on the threshold of 400 parts per million (PPM) for the first time in three million years, delegat(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Paid parental leave should be extended to cover the first year of a child's life, a submission on the forthcoming National Early Years Strategy(...)

A deepening crisis

The OECD in its report on the Irish pension system is highly critical of the failure by successive governments to take some “fundamental decisi(...)

The OECD said Ireland’s position on the pensionable age may not go far enough.

The Government will have to raise the future retirement age past 68 with mandatory enrolment in private pension schemes if it is to ensure sust(...)

We’re living longer and are likely to continue to do so and bond yields are at historic lows which means the cost of providing pensions is higher than it has ever been.

Ireland’s pension system may be delivering for the current generation of retirees but the outlook in the absence of major reform is bleak, if t(...)

Despite the reforms of recent years, the OECD says further structural reform is needed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish people will need to work longer and save more if they are to enjoy a reasonable standard of living in retirement, according to a new repo(...)

Public servants should move away from the current final salary pension scheme and all private sector workers should be forced to invest in private (...)

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