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Can the State afford to roll back on the ‘pensions time bomb’?

Can the State afford to roll back on the ‘pensions time bomb’?

Simon Carswell, Public Affairs Editor for the Irish Times, looks at the challenges of funding vast future pension costs

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole

'It will get worse': 'Embarrassed' over-65s forced to sign on the dole

Christina Finn of thejournal.ie reports on changes to the pension age.

One-third of those with a pension have quit paying money into it

One-third of those with a pension have quit paying money into it

Charlie Weston of the Irish Independent analyses the Central Statistics Office's publication on Pension Coverage for 2019, with input from Jerry Moriarty, CEO of the IAPF.

Over 40% of Irish workers will be reliant on state supports when they retire

Over 40% of Irish workers will be reliant on state supports when they retire

Kevin O'Neill of the Irish Examiner reports on CSO pension findings.

IAPF comment on the Central Statistics Office's Pension Coverage 2019 report

IAPF comment on the Central Statistics Office's Pension Coverage 2019 report

"There are a myriad of reasons [for not taking out a pension], including a deep lack of understanding of how pensions work and how important they are, coupled with an element of mistrust in a pension system so complex that even the experts struggle to get

Private pensions cover only six in 10 Irish workers

Private pensions cover only six in 10 Irish workers

The Irish Times' Dominic Coyle reports on the CSO study that cites affordability and ‘failure to get around to it’ as main reasons for shortfall.

Almost 60% of workers have pension coverage - CSO

Almost 60% of workers have pension coverage - CSO

IAPF CEO Jerry Moriarty comments on the latest pension figures from the Central Statistics Office.

'It's demeaning 30,000 pensioners will end up on dole this year'

'It's demeaning 30,000 pensioners will end up on dole this year'

Read the piece by Charlie Weston of the Irish Independent on how changes to the pensions regime have left thousands of older people on the dole.

30,000 over-65s face dole queue for two years

30,000 over-65s face dole queue for two years

The Irish Examiner's Cianan Brennan reports on people who are set to turn 65 over the next 12 months could be forced to claim unemployment benefit for two years as a result of changes being applied to the age at which someone qualifies for the statutory p

IAPF: Rise in state pension age to 67 "highly concerning and demeaning" for Ireland's older population

IAPF: Rise in state pension age to 67 "highly concerning and demeaning" for Ireland's older population

The IAPF commented in this Irish Examiner article on how the rise in state pension age to 67 is "highly concerning and demeaning" for Ireland's older population.

30,000 people turning 65 in 2020 may be forced to claim the Dole for two years

30,000 people turning 65 in 2020 may be forced to claim the Dole for two years

“The fact that our Government expects the 30,000 people who will turn 65 in 2020 to sign up for job seekers allowance for two years is nothing short of an insult."

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