Pension Bill would put people on dole
Email Previous articleWATCH: O’Mahony “excited” ahead of must-win Racing clashNext articleTonight at the Museum Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Facebook Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Quinlivan urges support for Motion on Student Rents Print Linkedin NewsPoliticsPension Bill would put people on doleBy Bernie English – January 9, 2020 1318 Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSLimerick City and CountyMaurice QuinlivanNationalNewspension billpoliticsSinn Fein Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Sinn Fein TD warns of impending “tsunami of addiction” when lockdown ends, as gardai seize €50,000 in drugs and cash in Limerick city estate Limerick Sinn Fein TD Maurice QuinlivanA MOVE to stop Government proposals to increase the pension age will have the support of a Limerick TD when it is debated in the Dáil.Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said that Government plan to increase the pension age to 67 in January 2021 and to 68 years in 2028 means that workers, and especially those approaching retirement, may not access their State Pension at 66 years, as is now the case.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These increases will see Ireland have one of the highest pension ages in the world.Currently, anyone obliged by contract to retire at 65 years is forced on to a jobseeker’s payment for one year before accessing their State Pension at 66 years.“From next year, retirees will be forced on to a jobseeker’s payment for two years. This is an unacceptable situation for people who have worked hard and paid their taxes.“This will see Ireland have a pension age that is well ahead of the majority of our EU counterparts. Our nearest neighbours England do not plan to move their pension age to 68 years until 2046, eighteen years after Ireland.“Our Bill calling on the Government to establish a Pension Age Task Force would look at pension age and make recommendations based on evidence rather than cost-saving measures. This Bill will be debated in the Dáil in the coming weeks.“Nobody due to retire should be forced on to a jobseeker’s payment. I hope that all parties and none will support this Sinn Féin Bill,” Deputy Quinlivan added.