Planning ahead to improve Ireland’s pensions outlook

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Reform is slow and the differences in pension pots between men and women make for grim reading, but appointing a Minister for Pensions would be a start, writes Siobhán Maguire

The gender pension gap debate took centre stage last month with the publication of several pieces of research which showed just how unbalanced the landscape is. Leading the charge were findings from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), which found that women’s pensions are up to a third lower than those of retired men.

Key findings include that the average total weekly pension income in 2010 was €280 for women and €433 for...

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