Category Archives: Pensions

Pension Restoration – Responses from DPER

On 08 August, the Department of Public Affairs and Reform responded to ARCOIreland’s submission dated 04 May to the Minister for Public Affairs and Reform.  Link to letter. Following a meeting on 12 July between the Alliance of Retired Public Servants and the Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Alliance received a letter from […]

Understanding the Pension Schemes

ARCOIreland’s Strategy on Pension Related Issues includes relative information on the pension schemes for retired commissioned officers of the Permanent Defence Force. The Representative Association of Commissioned Officers has kindly provided permission to post its information booklets which provide general information on the four pension schemes that have evolved. The booklets, prepared by Colonel Brian […]

Submissions by ARCOIreland to Government Ministers on Pension Issues

Having already made a comprehensive submission to the Public Service Pay Commission on 03 April, and having published its Strategy on Pension Related Issues on this website, the EXCOM of ARCOIreland made submissions to the: Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, on 04 May 2017, in […]

ARCOIreland’s Strategy on Pension Related Issues – May 2017

The Public Service Pay Commission is expected to submit its report to Government in May 2017. Talks on public service pay will follow. In parallel, the Government will focus on significant pension reform for State employees. A commitment to reverse the public service pension deductions by 2021 is provided for in the Programme for a […]

Submission to the Public Service Pay Commission

Public Service Pay Commission. On 18 October 2016, the Government approved the establishment of an independent Public Service Pay Commission to advise it on public service pay. The Commission will shortly provide an initial report to Government on public service remuneration in the context of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2009 […]

PENSIONS

On 03 April, ARCOIreland made a formal submission to the Public Service Pay Commission on pension related issues. A STRATEGY ON PENSION RELATED ISSUES, drafted by a Working Group, will be presented for approval by the EXCOM on 21 April. Subsequently, the Strategy will be made available to the membership by means of the Association’s […]

Information Needs

Members of ARCOIreland will have information needs, from time to time, in relation to a wide range of areas that come under the responsibility of state and other bodies. These include social welfare benefits, education grants, the administration of a deceased person’s estate, tax and investment issues, marriage and other relationships, consumer rights, pensions, domestic […]

DUBLIN REGIONAL MEETING – Alliance of Retired Public Servants

The Alliance of Retired Public Servants (ARPS), of which ARCOIreland is a member, has held a number of meetings with senior officials of key Government Departments on pension issues. Regional Meetings are being held countrywide by the ARPS Executive Committee to update retired Public Service Pensioners on these issues. The Dublin Regional Meeting will take […]

LATEST UPDATE – Payroll Shared Service Centre

ARCOIreland recently met with Department of Defence (DoD) officials to discuss the introduction of the Payroll Shared Service Centre (PSSC). At this meeting it was announced that the PSSC has been established and will assume responsibility for pension payments from this October. ARCOIreland members will be aware from previous postings that the PSSC, which is a […]

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