Pensions

THOUSANDS OF OVER 70’S BATTLING TO PAY MORTGAGE

26 November 2019

Thousands of old age pensioners are living in fear of vulture funds repossessing their homes; figures supplied to me by the Central Bank and the Minister for Finance suggest. Journalist John Drennan covered the story in the Irish Daily Mail and this can be read below. Thousands of Over 70’s Battling to Pay Mortgage Thousands … Continue reading Thousands of Over 70’s Battling to Pay Mortgage

OLDER PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH MORTGAGE ARREARS

18 November 2019

Figures supplied to me by the Central Bank and the Minister for Finance suggest there are significant numbers of older people still paying off their mortgages; and even more significantly, a worrying number of these mortgages are in arrears. The Irish Times published an article detailing this, and it can be read here. They also … Continue reading Older People Grappling with Mortgage Arrears

AUTO-ENROLMENT PENSION SCHEME MUST REMAIN IN STATE CONTROL

31 October 2019

This morning, I appeared on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland to discuss the implementation of the long-awaited pension auto-enrolment scheme. The Government must ensure the newly announced pension scheme remains in State control, as I am concerned that privatising the scheme would lead to significantly higher charges and costs for workers. You can listen back to my … Continue reading Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme Must Remain in State Control

TáNAISTE ANNOUNCES PACKAGE OF MEASURES AIMED AT WIDENING PENSION COVERAGE

3 February 2015

Improving consumer confidence in pension system The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has today (3rd February 2015) announced a series of measures aimed at tackling Ireland’s low rate of workplace pension coverage, improving consumer confidence in the system, and ensuring greater efficiency and oversight of pension schemes. The Tánaiste firstly announced … Continue reading Tánaiste Announces Package of Measures Aimed at Widening Pension Coverage

JOAN BURTON ANNOUNCES KEY APPOINTMENTS TO NEW PENSIONS AUTHORITY AND PENSIONS COUNCIL

6 March 2014

New bodies will strengthen governance and give consumers greater say   The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, has today (6th March 2014) announced key appointments to the Pensions Authority and Pensions Council, the new bodies which will strengthen governance of occupational pensions and give consumers greater input into pensions policy. Ms Jane Williams, … Continue reading Joan Burton Announces Key Appointments to New Pensions Authority and Pensions Council