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Ireland: Drive is on for auto-enrolment

February 2018 (magazine)By

Auto-enrolment is one of the main goals of the Irish government’s pension reform plans 

IAPF viewpoint: 'We must push on with reform'

February 2018 (magazine)By

A year of change is ahead to prepare for implementation of the revised IORP II Directive and reform of the DC system 

DB Policy: Work in progress

February 2018 (magazine)By

Legislation to improve DB member protections is under consideration and a bill to implement IORP II is expected by the autumn

DB funding: Challenge of low interest rates

February 2018 (magazine)By

Irish pension funds have been struggling with low average funding levels since the financial crisis

Asset allocation: DB pensions act to curb deficits

February 2018 (magazine)By

Defined benefit pension funds are adopting various strategies to reduce risk and boost returns

funds still under pressure

Pensions In Ireland: Funds still under pressure

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Gail Moss assesses the effect of two new regulations on the asset allocation of Irish pension funds in a continuing low-yield environment

Pension Challenges: Sustainability key to survival

February 2017 (Magazine)

James Kavanagh says visionary thinking is needed to meet Ireland’s pension challenges

DB Pensions: Deficits are still a problem

February 2017 (Magazine)

Mick O’Byrne looks at the accounting deficits of Irish defined benefit pension schemes

Ireland's pension reform: The risks of procrastination

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Since 2010, successive governments have proposed, or at least hinted at, sweeping pension reform. But this could finally become a reality in 2017, as the regulator publishes a report on the market, finds Jonathan Williams

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund: Top marks for achievement

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Ireland’s sovereign development fund is fully established and building up a sizeable and diverse portfolio

Pensions In Ireland

Pensions in Ireland: No universal solution

February 2016 (Magazine)By

Despite promising comprehensive pension reform and after five years in government, Ireland’s Fine Gael-Labour-led coalition is months away from an election without a significant road map for change

IAPF: Look to the future

February 2016 (Magazine)By

Despite a growing economy and regulatory developments in the defined benefit sector, Ireland still faces challenges in its pensions system. Jerry Moriarty urges long-term considerations to form part of future pensions policy

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Irish pension liabilities hit 167% of GDP

Tue, 24 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Data from Central Statistics Office says figure compares favourably to the UK

Ireland

Managers have three months to guard against no-deal Brexit

Mon, 23 Apr 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

If trade talks between the UK and the European Union collapse, experts warn there could be a scramble for Irish fund registrations

Source: Pension Protection Fund, JLT Employee Benefits

One year to go: Brexit’s impact in four charts

Thu, 29 Mar 2018By

12 months away from Brexit, IPE looks at what the decision to leave the EU has – and hasn’t – done for the pensions and investment sectors

Blockchain

Irish and Chinese sovereign funds partner for €150m tech fund

Fri, 16 Mar 2018By

Second partnership between Ireland Strategic Investment Fund and China Investment Corporation

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Auto-enrolment comes to Ireland in sweeping pension reforms

Fri, 2 Mar 2018By

‘Roadmap for pensions reform’ will boost state pension, bring in auto-enrolment and improve scheme governance

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Ireland’s SWF backs AI cybersecurity firm with €10m investment

Wed, 21 Feb 2018By

€8.7bn Ireland Strategic Investment Fund backs US-based artificial intelligence company’s new Dublin office

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Irish sovereign fund exceeds co-investment target

Tue, 23 Jan 2018By

Every €1m invested by the fund has been boosted by €1.7m from the private sector

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Irish pension provider to shut staff pension schemes

Tue, 16 Jan 2018By

Workers’ union threatens industrial action over closure of schemes it claims are in surplus

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