Upcoming Events

IAPF Annual Dinner
7pm - 11pm
Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Upper Lesson Street, Dublin 4. Special rate for an overnight stay (subject to availability), €125 Single, €145 Double/Twin (Inc. Breakfast). Please contact the reservations team on (Tel. +353 1 6185600)
Company Table - €160pp (tables of 10 and 12 available)
Individual Place - €195pp (price includes wine for this category)

The Irish Association of Pension Funds

“2017 Annual Dinner”

The IAPF Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday 23rd February 2017 in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4. You are invited to book for what has proven to be one of the biggest events in the pension’s calendar in Ireland.  The IAPF Annual Dinner brings together over 600 of our members and guests and promises to be an evening of great food and entertainment,  as well as a superb opportunity to catch up with friends and acquaintances.  Deadline date for receipt of bookings and cancellations is Thursday 16th February 2017. 

Click here to view photos from last year’s Annual Dinner.

IAPF Annual Dinner Order of Evening

7.00pm    Reception

7.45pm   Seating and Introductions

  • Address by Jim Foley, Chairperson IAPF
  • Address Leo Varadkar, Minister for Social Protection
  • Dinner
  • After Dinner Speaker Nigel Owens, International Rugby Referee

10.45pm  Ends

Dress: Black Tie

Leo Varadkar T.D.
Minister for Social Protection

Leo was appointed Minister for Social Protection in May 2016.

Key priorities for Leo and the new Government include activation, so that more people on welfare are assisted to move into the workforce or education, a new deal for the self-employed, a move towards a more European social insurance system with greater benefits for contributors, progress towards a universal pension scheme, reducing poverty and disadvantage in urban and rural Ireland, the development of a working family payment, and improving the financial support provided to pensioners, carers, and people with disabilities, among others.

He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2007 representing Dublin West and was re-elected twice.

As Minister for Health (2014-16) he secured a €1bn increase in the health budget, introduced free GP care for all children under six and seniors aged 70 and over, published Ireland's first ever National Maternity Strategy and secured funding and planning permission for Ireland's new National Children's Hospital. A strong advocate of the Government's Healthy Ireland plan to improve Ireland's health as a nation, he introduced Ireland's first public health legislation to regulate alcohol pricing, availability and marketing.

He led a number of initiatives as Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport (2011-14) including The Gathering: the largest and most successful tourism initiative ever held in Ireland. He took the decision to link up Dublin's heavy and light rail commuter network through the Luas Cross City project; opened up more bus routes to competition; restarted development at the National Sport Campus; and gave independence to Shannon Airport. He also developed a new Road Safety Strategy and a National Ports Policy.

In his time as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, the number of international visitors to Ireland increased by one million per annum, while passenger numbers increased through the three State airports and on public transport.

Born in 1979 and raised in the Blanchardstown/Castleknock area of west Dublin, Leo attended St. Francis Xavier National School and The King's Hospital, before studying medicine at Trinity College Dublin and qualifying as a General Practitioner. He is a former member and Deputy Mayor of Fingal County Council, securing the largest personal vote in Ireland in the 2004 local elections. He chaired the EU Council of Transport Ministers during the Irish Presidency of the European Union in 2013 and served on the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Leo likes watching rugby and Gaelic football, is a Dublin and Leinster fan and a fitness enthusiast. He likes to travel, attend concerts and go to the cinema and theatre.

Nigel Owens
International Rugby Referee
Nigel Owens is a Welsh International, World Cup and Heineken Cup rugby union referee. Born and raised in a small village in South Wales he was appointed as an international referee in 2005, and that year officiated his first international between Ireland and Japan in Osaka.

He was the only Welsh referee at the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups and is regarded as the first openly gay man to referee at the highest level.  He made his World Cup debut in Lyon, France in September 2007 refereeing the Argentina vs. Georgia game.

He is only one of two referees ever to be appointed to referee two consecutive Heineken Cup finals: Munster v Toulouse at the Millennium Stadium in 2008 and Leicester Tigers v Leinster at Murrayfield in 2009.

Nigel is also one of the presenters on S4C’s ‘Jonathan', a rugby-themed Welsh language chat show hosted by former Welsh international Jonathan Davies.  He also co-presents the sports-themed Welsh language chat show 'Bwrw'r Bar'.

In 2007, Owens was named ‘Gay Sports Personality of the Year‘ by gay rights group Stonewall at their annual awards ceremony in London.

In 2011, Nigel was made a member of the Gorsedd of Bards at their National Eisteddfod in Wrexham.

Owens was appointed as the referee for the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham.

If you wish to attend the Annual Dinner please book your place/ tables here.

Company Table - €160pp (tables of 10 and 12 available)
Individual Place - €195pp (Price includes wine for this category)

Cancellation Policy
A substitution can be made at any time. All cancellations must be notified in writing/by email. For cancellations received within 10 working days a charge of 50% will apply. Cancellations received within 5 days will incur a 75% fee. No shows will be charged in full.

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