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10 key points from the FF General Election manifesto

1) Childcare Fianna Fáil says it will reduce childcare costs with increased subsidies. It says it will invest an additional €81m to increase the universal childcare subsidy from €20 per week to €80 per week. It says it will consider...

Coalition launched to fight increase in pension age

A new coalition of groups led by the country's largest trade union SIPTU has called on political parties to halt the rise in the State pension qualification age to 67 next year. The 'STOP67' campaign includes the National Women's Council...

Increasing pension age will leave thousands on financial 'cliff edge' – SIPTU

SIPTU is warning thousands of people will be left facing a financial "cliff edge" if the government increases the pension age. Under the proposal, the pension age will increase from 66 to 67 in 2021 and then to 68 in...

Pension age increase continues to cause controversy

There is a real sense of déjà vu about it. The pensions and perks of politicians are always a lightning rod for public anger, particularly when they are held up as a comparison to how others are treated. On Monday, we...

Pensions: the thorny issue of Election 2020

Planning ahead for most of us probably doesn't go much further than next year’s summer holiday or putting a few bob away for a rainy day. Worrying about where we’ll be in thirty years’ time doesn’t generally feature in most...

More than 2,500 over-65s received jobseeker’s benefit each year since 2014 – Dept

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has revealed that more than 2,500 over-65s per year have received jobseeker's benefit since the state pension qualification age was raised to 66 in 2014. However, the Department has no records for...

Average worker will be barely €20 a month better off after tomorrows boring Budget

With final talks going on today between Cabinet ministers ahead of Budget 2018, here are some of the things expected to be announced by Minister For Finance Paschal Donohoe when he presents his plans in the Dail tomorrow.  Introduction...

Public sector workers pay set to be restored following draft pay agreement deal

The Government and public service unions have reached a deal on a draft pay agreement to restore public sector pay by 2020. By the end new agreement, which will cost €880 million over the next three years, 90% of public servants...

Crowe says Bill abolishing mandatory retirement gives more choice to older citizens

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has welcomed all party support for a Sinn Féin Bill that seeks to abolish mandatory retirement due to age. The Sinn Féin TD said that the proposed legislation will give older workers a choice...

Thousands of pensioners lose out from Government pension cut

A new report from Age Action claims more than 35,000 pensioners had their pensions cut because of changes introduced to the State Pension in 2012 by the previous government. Thousands of retired workers are losing more than €1,500 a...
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