Ex-wife awarded 55 per cent of pension 20 years after separation

A newspaper owner who separated from his wife 20 years ago has been ordered to pay her 55 per cent of his €2.4 million pension fund. The High Court was told that the original separation deed did not contain a ‘‘full and final settlement’’ clause, and

20th February, 2010

A newspaper owner who separated from his wife 20 years ago has been ordered to pay her 55 per cent of his €2.4 million pension fund. The High Court was told that the original separation deed did not contain a ‘‘full and final settlement’’ clause, and did not extinguish the wife’s succession rights.

Ruling on the wife’s divorce application, the judge also ordered the man to pay her €60,000 a year...

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