Private pensions are not mandatory, writes Gerry Scully, but given we all hope to one day collect the president’s bounty and to live well while waiting for that happy event private pensions are a necessity.
Yesterday’s budget did very little for tens of thousands of pensioners losing as much as €1,500 a year for taking time out of the workforce to care for their families. They won’t even get the five euro they read about in yesterday’s paper.
My name is Deasun Ó Seanáin, 'Des' for short, and I am the facilitator of the Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish Language Group) which meets on the last Friday of each month at 1pm in the Galway office of Age Action.
To celebrate Age Action’s Positive Ageing Week (PAW), Revenue is inviting our older customers to drop into selected offices (details below) around the country to learn more about our online services and how to use them.
Fair Deal is the Government scheme which allows people to put the value of their own home against nursing home care. With a large ageing population in Ireland, the Fair Deal scheme is an incredibly relevant and important topic.