Welcome to the website of the RTÉ Retired Staff Association.

The RSA represents retired RTE Staff who are members of the Defined Benefit Superannuation Scheme.


While Michael Noonan’s austerity levies on occupational pension schemes made headlines, little has been reported about the permanent pay cuts inflicted on thousands of pensioners in the commercial semi-state sector. These cuts were triggered by deals negotiated between semi-state employers and trade unions. Overnight in 2014, over 3,000 defined benefit pensioners at Aer Lingus and … Read more

RTÉRSA Update – April 2024

Greetings All – We’d like to give you an update on what’s been happening. Pension increases The 4% pension increase, backdated to January 2023, will be reflected in pensions paid atthe end of April.We will be initiating inquiries soon about an increase for 2024 (consideration for anincrease is normally only given when the actuarial report … Read more

Announcement from the Trustees of the RTÉ Superannuation Scheme – 4.0% Pension Increase

The Trustees of the RTÉ Superannuation Scheme are pleased to announce that the Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, with the support of the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, has approved an increase of 4.0% to pensions in payment with effect from 1st January 2023. Detailed administrative arrangements are … Read more

Good news from your Committee

You are all aware that RTÉ have been keen to access over €30m of our funds to offset the cost of managing the Pension Scheme. Their first attempt was fought long and hard and our representations succeeded. The case was refused by Government. Nevertheless, RTÉ appealed this decision and for some time now we have … Read more

Dail question by Brid Smith TD.

On December 14th, Deputy Brid Smith of PBP asked the question in the Dail regarding RTÉ using the pension scheme to shore up finances. The Tanaiste will send a written reply. Transcript: Deputy Bríd Smith: A couple of years ago, RTÉ wrote to Catherine Martin, the Minister, to ask for permission to use the pension … Read more