IRELAND – The Dublin based Irish Pensions Board (An Bord Pinsean) has published a range of guidance leaflets to aid pension fund trustees for the transition to the euro currency next year.

The three leaflets, catering for trustees, active members and pensioners have been designed to assist the relevant parties on issues such as necessary requirements and best practice, in particular with regards to disclosure of information to members.

Information on the leaflets can be found at
or Tel: 00353 1 6393622

The board says it is also working on a survey of pension coverage in Ireland, a survey intended as a benchmark for the start of the country’s new pensions regime.
Measurement of the coverage will take place between the end of this year and early next year.

Work is also taking place on the implementation of a format to regularly monitor the coverage figures over the next years and measure progress towards the increased targets set out in the National Pensions Policy Initiative.