Useful Links

Pension Organisations

The Pensions Authority 
The Pensions Authority, a statutory body set up under the Pensions Act, 1990, regulate occupational pension schemes and Personal Retirement Savings Accounts in Ireland.


Retirement Planning Council 
The RPC develops and organises preparation for retirement and life changing courses, creates awareness and offers information on the advantages / problems of retirement


Pensions Ombudsman 
The Pensions Ombudsman investigates and decides complaints and disputes involving occupational pension schemes and Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs). He is completely independent and impartial.


Assoc. of Pension Lawyers in Ireland 
The APLI is an association for lawyers and others involved in the practice of law relating to pensions and other employee benefits and related matters.


The Irish Institute of Pension Managers 
The Irish Institute of Pensions Managers (IIPM) was established in 1989 to promote professional standards for those working in pensions.

Government Bodies

Below is a list of links to Government Bodies that you might find useful.
Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment
Department of Finance 
Department of Health and Children
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform 
Department of Social, & Family Affairs 
Department of the Taoiseach
Office of the Ombudsman 
Central Statistics Office
Data Protection Commissioner
Irish Civil Service Pensions Information Centre
Revenue Comissioners
Government of Ireland Website

Representative Organisations

Irish Congress of Trade Unions is the largest civil society organisation on the island, representing and campaigning on behalf of some 770,000 working people. There are currently 56 unions affiliated to Congress, north and south of the border.


The Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) represents over 200,000 Irish workers from virtually every category of employment across almost every sector of the Irish economy.


The Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) provides a wide range of services to over 7,500 member businesses and organisations from all sectors and of all sizes


Society of Actuaries 
The Society of Actuaries is an educational, research and professional organization dedicated to serving the public and Society members.


Irish Insurance Federation 
The Irish Insurance Federation (IIF) was founded in 1986, and is the representative body for insurance companies in Ireland.


Small Firms Association (SFA) 
The Small Firms Association (SFA) is the national organisation exclusively representing the needs of small enterprises in Ireland.


Plato Ireland is the business support forum for owner managers of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) facing the challenges of today' s business world.


Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association 
ISME offers a comprehensive range of advisory services and training/development programmes designed to enhance the day–to–day running of members' businesses.


Financial Services Ireland 
Financial Services Ireland (FSI) is the principal trade association for financial services in Ireland and the only financial services industry association that focuses on all aspects of the financial services sector across the board.


Irish Association of Investment Managers 
The Irish Association of Investment Managers, which was founded in 1986, is the representative body for institutional investment managers in Ireland and represents virtually the entire industry.


LIA is an educational and professional body for people working in the financial services industry.


CFA Society Ireland 
The Society of Investment Analysts in Ireland (SIAI) was founded in 1986 and is the Irish professional body for those engaged in investment analysis and portfolio management .


Irish Brokers Association 
The Irish Brokers Association is the premier professional body of Insurance Brokers in Ireland and represents over 700 insurance intermediary offices who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Regulator.


The Insurance Institute of Ireland 
The Insurance Institute of Ireland is dedicated to the development of professional people through education and training for the insurance and related financial services sector.

Other Useful Websites

National Women’s Council of Ireland 
Representing womens issues on a broad range of statutory and non-statutory bodies.


Citizens Information 
The Citizens Information Board is the national agency responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy to the public on the broad range of social and civil services.


Consumer Association 
The Consumers' Association of Ireland is an independent, non-profit organisation working on behalf of Irish consumers.


Equality Authority 
The Equality Authority is an independent body set up under the Employment Equality Act 1998.


Financial Regulator 
The Financial Regulator is responsible for the regulation of all financial services firms in Ireland.


National Consumer Agency 
The National Consumer Agency (NCA) is a statutory body established by the Irish Government in May 2007. It aims to defend consumer interests and to embed a robust consumer culture in Ireland.


Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency) is responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland.


Running your business 
The editorial mission of Running Your Business is to provide independent business owners with practical information for the hands–on operation of their business


BASIS (Business Access to State Information and Services) was established in 2000 as part of the Irish Government Action Plan 'Implementing the Information Society in Ireland'.


Economic and Social Research Institute 
The ESRI produces high–quality research that contributes to understanding economic and social change and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland and throughout the European Union.


National Economic Social Council 
The function of the Council is to analyse and report to the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) on strategic issues relating to the efficient development of the economy and the achievement of social justice and the development of a strategic framework for the conduct of relations and negotiation of agreements between the government and the social partners.

International Websites



Professional Pensions


European Union


National Association of Pensions Funds


The Pensions Regulator UK


Pensions Ombudsman – UK


Pensions Policy Institute


Pensions Management Institute


The Pensions Tracing Service UK


Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pension Supervisors (CEIOPS)


International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS)


Global Pensions


International Pensions Europe

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