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Pensioner – High Court Settlement

A pensioner recently settled a High Court action against the State depriving him of his pension entitlements. On the death of his wife, the pensioner became entitled to a widower’s contributory surviving spouse pension.  However, he claimed he was entitled to a greater amount — on the basis that his late wife had made contributions […]

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Impact of Pension Reductions & Taxation Measures – Garda Retired

The austerity measures introduced by successive Governments in recent years have had particular impact on pensioners as they have entered a stage of life where they no longer have other means of income generation in the main.  This report looks in particular at the impact of these measures on members of the Garda Síochána Retired […]

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Retired Gardai — “Struggling Financially”

Conor Lally, Irish Times Reporter, writes following the Garda Retired Annual Conference in Sligo that “Retired Gardai who gave their best years of their working lives to the State are financially supporting their adult children on reduced pensions after having gone guarantor for them on large mortages during the boom”.  Gerry Blake, President of the […]

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Get Facts Right on Pensions.

Below is a copy of a letter published on 12 January in  in the Sunday Independent with a title “Get Facts Right On Pensions”.  Author is a retired school teacher who for 35 yrs paid 6.5% towards his small pension. This letter shows the support / advantage our Association (GSRMA) has since we affiliated to […]

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