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(...)

Recent market volatility may be spooking pension savers and traders alike. Photograph. by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Pension savers more than 10 years to retirement, and even those closer to that date, should not panic on the back of recent market volatility, even if(...)

It has been estimated that it would cost about €250,000 to replicate the value of the full State pension in the private sector. Photograph: PM Images/Iconica/Getty

As thousands of women have discovered in recent years, the State pension qualification system is full of quirks. As we now know, 36,000 people, close(...)

“All the global evidence suggests auto-enrolment leads to significant improvements in both the number of employees saving for retirement and in the total level of private pension savings.”

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar is on a mission to get Ireland saving for retirement. Last week, the Minister announced his plans to intro(...)

Irish university graduates are more likely to be women, but women still participate less in the workforce.

Latin America is forecast to have the world’s highest proportion of women in the workplace by 2025, according to a new report from consulting firm Mer(...)

 Pictured (l-r) at the “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive” event organised by Mercer are; Martine Ferland, retirement leader for EuroPac at Mercer; Bríd Horan, of the 30% Club; and Mairéad O’Mahony, defined contribution leader at Mercer, Ireland. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography.

Two decades of efforts to achieve gender diversity and equality in the workplace has failed to ensure women are fairly represented at most senior leve(...)

It’s not a particularly onerous task. You just open the envelope and read through the less than weighty document within, or use your log-in details to(...)