Some LGBT people still can’t leave pension to spouse

Minister Paschal Donohoe has no plans to address the issue

19th June, 2016
The matter was raised last year with former public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin Pic: RollingNews.ie

The government is still refusing to allow some LGBTI people to leave their work pension to their same-sex spouse, according to the group, Pension Equality.

The organisation has taken out a half-page ad in the Pride edition of the GCN magazine which reads: “I’m delighted that Aunt Mary can marry her partner Rose at last, but I am very disappointed that the government won’t allow Aunt Mary to leave Rose her work pension if she...

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