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 more

Meeting with Superannuation Trustees

We had a very useful and informative meeting on Friday 6th March with Conor Hayes, Chairman, Eugene Murray and Charles Byrne. The full Board had a formal meeting earlier in the afternoon and made some significant decisions. We listened and learned and asked many questions on your behalf. It was mutually agreed that the best … Read more

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 more

Letter to Irish Times January 23rd 2020

Dear Sir, I am one of thousands of retired semi state employees who spent their lives working for the state. ESB, Bord na Mona, RTE, Bord Gais etc etc. Most of us have no state pension. We were not allowed to pay the appropriate PRSI stamp because we all contributed to our respective Defined Benefit … Read more

Forthcoming election

The following letter has been sent to An Taoiseach, all senior Ministers and a range of TDs. We seek their answer to two two important questions. RETIRED SEMI STATE STAFF ASSOCIATION Working for all Semi-State pensioners Regina Doherty Heather Humphries Pascal Donohue c/o Fine Gael HQ 51 Upr. Mount St. Dear sir/madam, We represent a … Read more

December 2019 update

We met Micheál Martin, Willie O’Dea and Barry Cowan this week regarding the unconscionable delay in paying RTE pensioners their own pension. It will soon be the second anniversary of the RTE submission to Government for a 1% increase despite the clear ability of the Scheme to pay over 2%. As always when we meet … Read more

Have we got your email address?

If you are a retired RTE employee and a member of the RTÉ Defined Benefit Superannuation Scheme please email us your details. Personnel number and postal address – so that we can keep you informed. RTÉ cannot give us data – GDPR – but YOU can. Many of you have kindly emailed us at … Read more

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 more

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 more

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 more