New emergency services recruits will retire at 60, get pension at 70

New gardaí, firefighters, soldiers and prison officers will have to survive up to ten years in retirement without a full pension

28th January, 2018

New gardaí, firefighters, soldiers and prison officers are going to be forced to retire on reduced pensions in another example of the ‘generation gap’.

Due to the physical demands of their jobs, there is a compulsory retirement age of 60, while firefighters have to retire at 58.

But unlike colleagues in the emergency services who are currently retiring, new gardaí, firefighters, soldiers and prison officers will have to survive up to ten years in...

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