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Some Missing Elements in the Pensions Debate

Michelle Maher 19/05/2017

In Ciarán Hancock’s recent (10 May) Irish Times article Time for the Government to Introduce Pension Auto-enrolment, he makes a welcome call for the government to accelerate their plans for pension reform. Referring to it as a ‘no-brainer’ he argues that bringing in auto-enrolment means that future retirees with their own pensions would be …



The Pension System in Ireland: Current Issues and Reform

Sinéad Pentony 21/12/2011

Sinéad Pentony: The TCD Pension Policy Research Group has recently published a Working Paper written by Jim Stewart called The Pension System in …

Executive directors, other employees and pension inequality

Gerard Hughes 10/06/2011

Gerry Hughes: In 2007 employer contributions to occupational pension schemes on behalf of employees amounted to €1.4 billion and the estimated cost …

Paying for the Jobs Initiative

Gerard Hughes 16/05/2011

Gerry Hughes: In 1988, in the middle of Ireland’s last economic crisis, the Minister for Finance in the Fianna Fáil Government, Ray McSharry, …

The proposed levy on pension funds

James Stewart 14/05/2011

Jim Stewart: The levy on pension funds makes economic sense, but it has been very poorly presented, and it is inequitable in its proposed from. The …

Unemployment and paying for pensions

03/11/2010

Andrew Watt of the European Trade Union Institute - who spoke at the recent FEPS/TASC Autumn Conference - has an interesting take on jobs and …

Trick or Threat

Slí Eile 25/10/2010

Slí Eile: Today, we were served an item on public sector pensions here. The report says that 'the Department of Finance has not ruled out measures …

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