Competing promises on the State pension regime was a key feature of last year’s general election campaign. Photograph: iStock

The former pensions ombudsman has expressed concern that pensions have become a “political football” rather than the subject of a “rational and reason(...)

 Sinn Féin leader  Mary Lou McDonald with colleagues:  Party would increase employers’ PRSI by four percentage points over the course of several budgets to help fund the proposal. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney

Sinn Féin would raise employers’ PRSI and seek to allow less tax relief for “gold-plated” pensions to fund its plan to bring the qualification age for(...)

Tánaiste and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael parliamentary party think-in in  Trim, Co Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has insisted that Fine Gael’s promise to include tax relief and a social welfare package in the upcoming budget i(...)

The contentious proposal from the Pensions Commission to help fund the delayed increase in qualification age is an increase in PRSI for the self-employed – from 4% to 11%.

Raising the rate of pay related social insurance (PRSI) for self-employed people to help fund a delay in the rise of the State pension age could damag(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: ‘We don’t want people to lose most of any pay rise they get next year to tax’

A post-Covid economic recovery will make it possible to reduce the number of people on middle incomes being caught by the top tax rate, the Tánaiste h(...)

Age Action said raising the pension age to 68 was futile while most workers still face mandatory retirement from their jobs at 65 and would not fix Ireland’s ‘ailing’ retirement system. Photograph: iStock

Proposals to go ahead with plans to raise the age at which people qualify for the State pension have been criticised by Opposition parties and groups (...)

The Pensions Commission was due to present Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys (pictured) with a report on its work - as well as options and recommendations for any overhaul of the system - by June 30th. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A commission set up to examine the State pension regime has missed its target date for delivering its report on issues such as the qualification age. (...)

Following several delays, auto-enrolment was due to be introduced by 2022. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Any changes to the State pension age will need parallel reform of private pensions, an accountancy body has said, as it warned that workers could othe(...)

The CSO said the State pension accounts for almost 60 per cent of all liabilities, with public-sector pensions accounting for a further quarter.

State pension liabilities are rising at a rate of 10 per cent a year, according to the latest study of Ireland’s pensions, which says pension schemes (...)

The Government debated legislation to ensure  the state pension age remains at 66 until the  Pensions Commission concludes. Photograph: iStock

Young workers can no longer take it as a “given” that they will receive a state pension, Ireland’s chartered accountants have said. The warning comes(...)

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