Then minister for finance Charlie McCreevy   outside Government Buildings before the announcement of Budget 2000, which helped to give effect to the established of the National Pensions Reserve Fund. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish Times editorial of November 13th on the topic of pensions referred to the establishment of a Pensions Commission born of a need to delay a d(...)

The Pensions Commission, led by former Revenue Commissioner chair Josephine Feehily, has an important job and it is vital that it does not get bogged down in interminable delays and discussions. Photograph: Eric Luke

The recent establishment of a Pensions Commission to examine State pension provision is an initiative born out of a need, when the Government was bein(...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys, who has secured Cabinet approval for the new Pensions Commission

Private sector companies that force workers to retire onto unemployment benefit payments at 65 face examination under the new Pensions Commission. Th(...)

Pensioner Don Johnson gives his reaction to the budget at his home in Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The recent budget decision not to increase the State pension has met with widespread reaction. The Government also decided in Budget 2021 not to rais(...)

The last government announced plans to increase the age of retirement to 67 next year and 68 in 2028, but it became a major issue during the general election campa.

The state pension age will not rise to 67 next January, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath confirmed in his budget speech(...)

Assuming the aspiring coalition partners do go into government, changes on both the state pension age and a move to the new Total Contributions Approach (TCA) will be put on ice pending the deliberations of a yet to be formed pensions commission.

Is the new Pensions Commission being set up by the putative coalition to look at changes in the pension age and other things likely to include discuss(...)

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