Taxpayers face €13bn black hole by 2030, officials warn

Health and pension costs created by an increasingly ageing population would add an additional €7 billion to the country’s spending bill each year by 2030

Officials in Paschal Donohoe’s department warned that “enormous” costs associated with a rapidly ageing population were on the way with the number of those aged 65 or older set to grow significantly faster than the numbers in work. Picture: Rollingnews