IMPORTANT: AGM 2021 POSTPONED – SEE NEWS POST
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ENTERED INTO A CIVIL PARTNERSHIP OR A SAME SEX MARRIAGE AFTER RETIREMENT, YOU ARE ADVISED TO READ CIRCULAR 18/20 IN DETAIL AS A MATTER OF URGENCY.
This website was last updated on 26 February 2021
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has published a Circular (Circular 18/2020), entitled
Recognition of same sex marriages/civil partnerships under Public Service ‘Original’ Spouses’ and Children’s Contributory Pension Schemes.
It is of limited, but significant, application and members who have entered into a same sex marriage or civil partnership are advised to study the Circular carefully.
UPDATE on Eircom No 2 Superannuation Fund
This Fund provides funding for the benefits in respect of members’ service in the company prior to 1 January 1984. It received a single contribution from the State when the Fund was initially established. There have been no further contributions by the State and no ongoing contributions to the Fund.
Members were advised in the 2020 Newsletter that the Trustees anticipated that the Fund would move to a pay-as-you-go arrangement as agreed with the Minister in early 2021. Please be advised that the Minister is paying monies into the Fund on a scheduled basis in respect of benefits to be paid.
During this difficult time members should be aware of the many supports available to us, in addition to family, neighbours, friends and former colleagues. Details are given in our News post.
Remember, we are not alone – help and support is available to us.
Please note that people over the age of 70 are NOT means-tested for the GP visit card. Apologies for the error in the Newsletter (under Updates on Policy Motions, Benefits, page 8). See News item
The NSSO has advised us of the following: Important information for Public Servant Retirees (Pension A) in relation to accessing your payslip The National Shared Services Office (NSSO) wish to advise that due to an upgrade of the payroll database on which your pension...
In view of the latest statement by Government (23 February 2021) regarding Covid-19 restrictions, the Council has decided not to hold the 2021 AGM on 27 May 2021. The situation will be kept under continuous review by Council, with a view to holding the 2021 AGM later...
The Irish Gerontological Society hosted a public lecture webinar entitled Getting Ireland’s Adults COVID-Vaccination Ready, on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th February 2021. The speakers included Prof Luke O’Neill and the event was co-chaired by Ms Olivia O'Leary,...