Supreme Court decision – Pension Appeal

An article in the Irish Times today reads ” A retired solicitor’s appeal against a refusal to grant him a State contributory pension has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.  Philip Meagher (88) who was Laois county coroner before retiring in 1996, claimed the Minister for Social Protection had not properly interpreted legislation governing qualifying requirements for the contributory pension which is based on PRSI contributions made during a person’s working life”.

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One Response to Supreme Court decision – Pension Appeal

  1. patrick joseph mc February 1, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    I read this several times trying to figure it out. The court report is not the court judgement and His Lordship got it right in just one sentence. It was an impossibility for the applicant to qualify. The 260 figure is still important today. The regulations keep changing not alone in relation to pensions but in other entitlements under PRSI which have evaporated over the last few years even in cases of people with 40 years contributions.

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