All Ireland articles – Page 3

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    Ireland: Clear intentions

    February 2013 (Magazine)

    Jerry Moriarty reviews the direction of Irish pension tax policy, the funding standard, sovereign annuities and wind-up plans

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    Ireland: Comparative easing

    February 2013 (Magazine)

    The government’s 2013 budget appears to have taken on board pensions industry concerns over tax relief on pension contributions and the pensions levy, writes Christine Senior

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    Ireland: For better or for worse

    February 2013 (Magazine)

    Iain Morse outlines how the NPRF has fared over the last year

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    Ireland: Reform under way

    February 2012 (Magazine)

    Frances Kehoe evaluates Ireland’s minimum funding standard and the introduction of sovereign annuities

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    Ireland: Move to sustainment

    February 2012 (Magazine)

    Reform of the funded state pensions system foresees a planned single-career average pension fund for all employees, writes Pádraig Floyd

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    Ireland: Put on a green jersey

    February 2012 (Magazine)

    Infrastructure is the asset class hotly tipped as austerity budgets bites, writes Jonathan Williams. But can Ireland’s industry be attracted to an illiquid asset at a time when funding concerns are paramount?

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    Ireland: Funding for the future

    February 2012 (Magazine)

    The re-instatement of the funding standard, as well as an overhaul to increase capital buffers, come at a time when pension funds in Ireland have yet to recover from the recession. Jonathan Williams examines how the industry views the reinstatement and how funds can de-risk

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    Ireland: Work extension

    February 2012 (Magazine)

    Employers will need to consider the impact of the change in state pension age on their HR policy and occupational pension schemes, writes Aisling Kennedy

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    Ireland: Borrowing to buy

    February 2012 (Magazine)

    Will vendor finance get pension funds investing in the Irish property market? Shayla Walmsley reports

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    Ireland: Beyond bailout

    February 2012 (Magazine)

    Ireland should not lose its perspective on long-term issues like pensions, argues Jerry Moriarty

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    Ireland: Greatly diminshed

    February 2012 (Magazine)

    The National Pensions Reserve Fund was designed to help fund future government pension liabilities, writes Pádraig Floyd. How has it fared amid the chaos of the financial markets of 2011?

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    Putting the focus on regulation

    February 2009 (Magazine)

    Regulation was one the main issues mentioned in responses to the government s Green Paper on Pensions, with many submissions focusing on the funding standard for DC pension schemes. There were always potential problems around the issue of the funding standard and it has become a lot more ...