Lots of Irish people worked in Britain, the US, Europe and further afield before coming home. Gerry Scully explains how the pension contributions they made while working abroad can be used to get a better pension in Ireland.
It’s now a few months since John Church became only Age Action’s third CEO in the organisation’s 25 year history. We sat down with him to find out a little more about the man now leading the country’s main ageing organisation
A number of changes were introduced from the start of November, Gerry Scully explains, which will only apply to people approved for the scheme after that date. These are designed to encourage more people to join the scheme which is currently heavily undersubscribed.
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.
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.