AGM May 9th report Talbot Hotel Stillorgan

Sorry about the delay in reporting on the AGM. Problem is that the website is a one man band and the band has other tunes to play. First my apologies for the the notice which said it would last from noon to 4pm! That did nothing to encourage hesitant persons of a delicate disposition.  Thank … Read more

AGM May 9th 2019

Thanks to all who attended the AGM despite the weather. I hope you found it as informative as we intended. I would ask you to spread the word re this website. Without wholehearted support we are not going to progress. Here is the document the Semi-State group use a “calling card” as requested. Dear Deputy/Senator, … Read more

Joint demands re new pension legislation

Semi State Retired Staff Group Summary of Points necessary in the Legislation concerning funds owned by members of Semi State Defined Benefit Pension schemes. (Contrary to the recent statement in Dail Eireann, these are not Private Pension Schemes. They have all been operated under Ministerial control). Legislation is necessary to provide, on a statutory basis, … Read more

Role of Trustees

A number of members have asked about the role of trustees and this is an excerpt from the Pension Authority guidelines. DC Code – Conflicts of interest. Trustees should be able to demonstrate that they effectively manage conflicts of interest. The trustee’s duty first and foremost is to act in the best interests of their … Read more

Aer Lingus retired staff case

The State used a law to cut payments to retired aviation workers to help address a €770m pension fund deficit and avoid industrial unrest among existing workers before the sell off of Aer Lingus in 2014/15, the High Court heard. The circumstances of those still at work – active and deferred members of the Irish … Read more

Pension Freeze Issues

RTE RETIRED STAFF ASSOCIATION PO Box 12250 Dublin 16 Jan 23rd 2019 To RTERSA Committee In regard to the question raised by Joe Harris at our last meeting and our proposal to ask Mathesons for a formal opinion, it is important to consider any supporting documentation. I have read a wide range of the … Read more