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Members of Chartered Accountants Ireland engaged in a comprehensive discussion on the private pension crisis in Ireland at a seminar with Institute President Shauna Greely held in Dublin last Tuesday evening (6 March 2018). The event also saw the formal launch of the Institute’s report 'Pensions in Ireland: A responsible way forward', which advocates auto-enrolment. View photos from the event >>> In her opening remarks, President Shauna Greely said a change in mind set is required towards retirement planning in Ireland and enrolling in a pension should become the norm for every new worker. Charlie Weston of the Irish Independent was the keynote speaker on the night and said that its time workers started thinking of pensions as a form of saving for their lifetime rather than a complicated decision.  Cróna Brady, Tax Manager, outlined the Institutes research in this area which advocates auto-enrolment and examines why people don’t provide for their retirement. The event was chaired by Dr Brian Keegan, Director of Public Policy & Taxation at the Institute, and there were lots of key take-aways from a well debated Q&A session which will greatly help the Institute with its continued work in this area. Thank you to all of our members who supported this event.

Mar 08, 2018
Tax

With more than half of private sector workers likely to rely on the State Pension for the bulk of their income in later life, the Irish Independent’s, Charlie Weston will take us through the challenges faced by pensioners, why we need to provide for retirement and the government’s response to this critical issue.  Join Institute President, Shauna Greely to air your views on this important issue, at 6pm on 6 March next in the Institute offices at 47-49 Pearse Street, Dubln 2. You can book your free place today by clicking here.

Feb 19, 2018
Tax

In a report released last week, Chartered Accountants Ireland examines the challenge of an ageing population in Ireland, the reasons that some private sector workers do not provide for their pensions and recommends auto-enrolment to guard against poverty in retirement. The report received coverage in the Irish Independent and RTE. Read the full press release and report.  A members event on the issue is being planned for early March.

Jan 29, 2018

Pensions in Ireland - A responsible way forward

A significant majority of Chartered Accountants are worried about Ireland's pension deficit and favour pension auto-enrolment to guard against poverty in retirement.

In its research report, Chartered Accountants Ireland examines the challenge of an ageing population in Ireland, the reasons that some private sector workers do not provide for their pensions and also looks at a number of different pension funding models used in other countries.

Chartered Accountants Ireland has over 26,000 members working in every sector on the island of Ireland, and is uniquely placed to identify the challenges that the pension deficit will bring.

Read our report on the PDF below.

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Seminar : Pensions under the spotlight
Chartered Accountants Ireland’s members engaged in a comprehensive discussion on the private pension crisis in Ireland at a seminar with Institute President Shauna Greely held in Dublin last Tuesday evening (6 March 2018). 

The event also saw the formal launch of the Institute’s report Pensions in Ireland: A responsible way forward which advocates auto-enrolment. View photos from the event >>>