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IAPF Calls on incoming Government to Appoint a Pensions Minister as prioritised by the Electorate

IAPF Calls on incoming Government to Appoint a Pensions Minister as prioritised by the Electorate

The priority should be on a long-term sustainable state pension system rather than moving retirement age back to 65

Chairperson Annual Dinner Speech

Chairperson Annual Dinner Speech

Read Eunice Dreelan's welcome address for the 2020 IAPF Annual Dinner

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

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."

IAPF calls for the appointment of a Pensions Minister

IAPF calls for the appointment of a Pensions Minister

"The lack of progress on the Roadmap and the failure to transpose the European Pensions Directive into Irish law 9 months after it was due does not give any confidence that pensions are seen as a high priority."

IAPF urges Government “not to take their foot off the gas” when it comes to Pension Reform

IAPF urges Government “not to take their foot off the gas” when it comes to Pension Reform

“We don’t have time to halt progress over the Summer months when we are already behind on the actions outlined in the Pensions Roadmap and Auto-enrolment”

Concern expressed for Pension reform as Government misses 80% of target dates set out in Pensions Roadmap

Concern expressed for Pension reform as Government misses 80% of target dates set out in Pensions Roadmap

The Government has missed 19 of the 24 target deadlines for 2018 it set out in its Roadmap for Pensions Reform, and of the 11 tasks outlined for Q1 2019, only one appears to have been implemented.

Chairperson Annual Dinner Speech

Chairperson Annual Dinner Speech

Read Peter Fahy's welcome address for the 2019 IAPF Annual Dinner

IAPF Raise Pensions Savings Benchmark with New Pensions Quality Standard Award

IAPF Raise Pensions Savings Benchmark with New Pensions Quality Standard Award

Employers contributing more than ever to worker’s pension funds

Government Criticised for Waiting Until 11th Hour to Draft Pensions Legislation – Putting Undue Pressure on Thousands of Pension Trustees Throughout The Country

Government Criticised for Waiting Until 11th Hour to Draft Pensions Legislation – Putting Undue Pressure on Thousands of Pension Trustees Throughout The Country

• Not Enough Time: Pension Fund Trustees have just 6 weeks to comply with legislation that they have yet to see • IAPF Annual Governance Conference: Call for exemption of smaller schemes • Positive Auto-enrolment plans at odds with disappointing approac

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