FF and FG delay decision on retirement age increase

Rise from 66 to 67 would mean that soon-to-retire workers would be €45 a week worse off

26th April, 2020
FF and FG delay decision on retirement age increase
Willie O‘Dea, Fianna Fáil’s social protection spokesman, said his party’s policy was to keep the current retirement age

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have pushed back the controversial increase in the state pension age until the next phase of government formation negotiations.

The planned increase in the state pension age from 66 to 67 next year became a key general election issue for soon-to-retire workers. It would mean they would be €45 a week worse off if they had to go on the dole for a year before claiming the more...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Taoiseach willing to have an inquiry into nursing home deaths

Home Michael Brennan 1 day ago

Analysis: Weary public unlikely to be inspired by the latest call to persevere

Home Aiden Corkery 1 day ago

Ministers surprised Forde not fully vetted

Home Aiden Corkery 4 days ago

House of cards: the changing political fortunes of a taoiseach

Home Aiden Corkery 4 days ago