Pensions are hard to understand, partly because levels of financial literacy are generally low, ESRI research for the Pensions Authority has found.

Pensions are hard to understand, partly because levels of financial literacy are generally low, according to a series of ESRI studies. But they found (...)

‘Zero consideration has been given to the issue of adequacy or coverage; it doesn’t benefit citizens in any real meaningful way,’ says one pensions professional. Photograph: iStock

As if pensions weren’t already complicated enough, a move at Government level to impose new EU regulations on members of all occupational schemes is s(...)

I am 78 and my wife is 75. We are in receipt of the OAP and have modest savings. In addition we have an AMRF worth approximately €35,000. It is with a(...)

Mount Charles Group founder and chairman Trevor Annon. The group recently signed a franchise deal   Freshly Chopped that sees MCG opening at least six outlets in the North.

Belfast-headquartered support services company Mount Charles Group (MCG) reported a sharp rise in revenues last year, aided in part to contracts won i(...)

The Roadmap for Pensions Reform 2018-2023 comprises six strands. Photograph: iStock

The most wide-ranging changes ever proposed for pensions in Ireland were announced by the Government earlier this year. The Roadmap for Pensions Refor(...)

“Only 25 per cent are optimistic that they can retire when they plan to.” Photograph: iStock
Auto-enrolment now a reality

After years of dithering and prevarication, Ireland is to get an auto-enrolment retirement saving system to encourage employees to provide for additio(...)

Tier One managing director Kevin Coughlan says the process of pensions reform has continued behind closed doors.

Decades of layering of legislation, policy initiatives and changes in practice have all combined to make the Irish pensions landscape an unreasonably (...)

In 2012, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland examined Denis O’Brien’s level of control over INM, after he effectively led a campaign that forced Gavin O’Reilly out as chief executive, and concluded he did not have a controlling interest in the paper. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) said there was “no requirement” to review its determination that Denis O’Brien does not control Independe(...)

The CIÉ group told Oireachtas members  that two pension schemes were certified as “off track” at the end of 2016 on programmes agreed with the pensions regulator to restore the schemes to financial health. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The State-owned CIÉ transport group has said a pension scheme it operates for management and administrative staff is facing a deficit of about €200 mi(...)

Financial literacy is quite low, and pension planning is a ‘scary thought’ for many people

Financial fitness A private pension for everyone finally looks set to be on the way given the Government’s recently expressed commitment to the intro(...)

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