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We are aged 78 and 82 with a total pension of €47,000 per year made up of a private pension and the(...)

Pension trustees have seen their deficits widen in recent years, mainly owing to circumstances outside their control. Apart from retirees living longer, a low interest rate environment has the effect of increasing the present value of future liabilities. Falling stock markets have not helped either.

(...) companies to focus shareholders on the growing pension deficit problem in Ireland. Aer Lingus, and others(...)

If you are lucky enough to be a member of one of the country’s few remaining final salary pension(...)

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(...)

Former  Waterford Crystal workers celebrating the court ruling on their pension at the old factory site. Front: Alfie Ryan, Denis Hayes, Nicky Power and Richard Connery. Back: Michael Dooley, Pat Roche, Tom Hogan, Billy Kelly, Johnny Burns, Cationa Duggan  and Liam Farrell. Photograph: Mary Browne

(...) ruling that the State failed to adequately protect their pension rights is a relief. For the State(...)

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

OECD says in its review of the Irish pension system, published yesterday. But it warns that projected(...)

Public servants should move away from the current final salary pension scheme and all private(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on social protection Willie O'Dea. Photo: Matt Kavanagh

Fianna Fáil proposes to allow people easier access to pension lump sum during their working(...)

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