Plans for auto-enrolment pension scheme 'may not survive' COVID-19 fall-out

Plans to launch an auto-enrolment pension scheme in Ireland by 2022 "may not survive the ongoing economic fall-out from the COVID-19 crisis", Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC) has said.

Published 20 May 2020

Mason Hayes & Curran's pensions head appointed to Pensions Council

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Stephen Gillick, head of the firm's pensions team, to the Pensions Council.

Published 11 March 2020

Plans for automatic enrolment move forward after Government approves design

Plans for a new automatic enrolment pension system have moved forward after the Government approved a large part of the design for the new system.

Published 31 October 2019

Irish nuns who stopped receiving Portuguese pension have payments reinstated by Ombudsman

Three nuns who stopped receiving their Portuguese state pension after returning to Ireland have had the payments reinstated following an intervention by the Irish Ombudsman.

Published 10 October 2019

Claire Edgar: New pensions guidance will help those dealing with ancillary relief cases

Claire Edgar, partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors in Belfast, writes on new pensions guidance which has been published to help family law practitioners in ancillary relief cases.

Published 21 August 2019

Human rights commission secures financial settlement for trans woman in pensions dispute

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has settled a case against the Department for Communities to back-pay state pension entitlements to a transgender woman.

Published 9 July 2019

Matheson and Herbert Smith Freehills lawyers address businesses on bulk annuities

Lawyers from Matheson and Herbert Smith Freehills recently addressed businesses on the use of bulk annuities to reduce risk in defined benefit pension schemes.

Published 4 February 2019