Ireland: Pensions and Investment News and Analysis

Latest news and analysis of pensions, asset management, regulation and trends in Ireland from our award-winning journalists.

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Irish pensions auto-enrolment is a worthy challenge

November 2023 (Magazine)

Irish citizens are set to get a retirement boost following the government’s decision to implement its auto-enrolment retirement savings scheme in 2024. That is, if all goes to plan. Under the proposed scheme, which has been a topic of debate in Irish politics for at least 15 years, employees will have access to a workplace pension savings scheme that is co-funded by their employer and the state.

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Ireland – future pensions tiger

November 2023 (Magazine)

Ireland stands a few policy steps away from the creation of a serious first and second-pillar pensions architecture that will improve the country’s international standing in terms of retirement provision. 

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Irish Pensions Authority publishes own-risk assessment guidance


Trustees are required to complete a full own-risk assessment every three years.

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Country Report – Ireland (February 2023)

February 2023 (Magazine)

Ireland is preparing an Auto Enrolment Bill, which will kick-start the process of defined contribution pension reform in earnest, some 15 years after the concept was first mooted. The plan is for a Central Processing Authority to administer the system and for up to four providers to tender for a chance to manage member contributions.