Pension Ombudsman comments on Levy

Pension levy on private sector not always ‘fair’. Pensions Ombudsman Paul Kenny says in “most cases”, the effect of the reduction in payment would “last for the lifetime of the pensioner”. The Pensions Ombudsman has told the Oireachtas finance committee that the Government’s imposition of a 0.6 per cent levy on private sector pension schemes … Read morePension Ombudsman comments on Levy

RTE Superannuation Scheme statement re pension increase delay.

The RTÉRSA have made many submissions to a very wide variety of public representatives and all Government Ministers on this disgraceful matter. We have met with Dail Committees and leaders of most political parties. I have to say that the most helpful politician has been Brid Smith who raised the delay in payment at the … Read moreRTE Superannuation Scheme statement re pension increase delay.

Overview RTE Superannuation Scheme Nov 2019

RTE pensioners do not qualify for the old age pension. The RTE pension is the only pension they have. It has not increased since 2008. Over 20% of RTE pensioners receive less that the state old age pension. The state pension has increased by 16% since 2008. The National Pensions Framework was published almost 10 years ago … Read moreOverview RTE Superannuation Scheme Nov 2019

RTE Response to Mark Paul Irish Times

The letter below, authored by RTÉ’s Chief Financial Officer, Breda O’Keeffe, was published in the Irish Times on Saturday 23rd November in response to an article written by Mark Paul in Friday’s Irish Times, print and online. Dear Editor, I am writing in response to an article by Mark Paul entitled ‘Time to stop hyperventilating about RTÉ’s finances … Read moreRTE Response to Mark Paul Irish Times

Mark Paul on RTE Financial situation

Irish Times 22nd Nov 2019 Time to stop hyperventilating about RTÉ’s finances and take calm decisions Caveat: No matter what its management says, RTÉ seems to be fishing for State bailout RTÉ director general Dee Forbes’s recent PR campaign to jolt the public and politicians into worrying about the broadcaster’s financial future is, by far, … Read moreMark Paul on RTE Financial situation