Entries by Aoife Ross

Pensions: Expectation Vs Reality

The last 18 months has taught us a lot. We realised the importance of hand hygiene, the incredible work our medical professionals do on a daily basis and the joy in simple things like a pint in a beer garden or embracing a loved one. This pandemic has been painful and heartbreaking in parts but […]

Retirement: When work becomes optional

In the first edition of Irish Building Magazine, we look at the year ahead and what it might hold. This time last year, we wrote about a new decade with the start of 2020 and looked forward to what the next decade might hold. Who knew back then how drastically life would change for us? […]

January: A Time to Reflect and Review

In the latest edition of the Irish Building Magazine, we outlined our belief that retirement is not the end of something, but a point in your life when work becomes optional and you look forward to a future of possibilities. You can read the full article here. 105 Years Old January is the month when […]

Divorce and Pensions in Ireland

Divorce, similar to death or taxes, may not be a popular talking point, but when you are faced with this reality, it is worth understanding what is involved in relation to your pension entitlements. In 1995, the Irish public voted to legalise divorce. A year later, it was written into law. While the rates of […]

Protect your Finances – Save for the Future

In October, the Construction Industry Federation ran another successful Construction Safety Week. This week each year serves as a reminder about the health & safety of everyone involved in Construction.  The message is ultimately about providing people with all of the relevant information available to enable them to protect themselves. Protecting your finances is something […]

New Year, New Decade

In this edition of Irish Building Magazine, we look forward to a New Year, a new decade and what might the future the hold in the pensions’ world. It doesn’t seem that long ago since we celebrated the arrival of the new century and now we are into the 3rd decade of that century – […]

Planning for your retirement?

We mean two things when we talk about planning for retirement.  The first plan is to set up a pension scheme, either a personal pension or participation in your employer sponsored occupational pension scheme.  Then you will need to regularly contribute, throughout your working life with the aim of accumulating a pot of money, which […]

Are pension savings only for construction site workers?

It may be well established at this stage that CPAS are considered to be the pension provider of choice for the construction sector, however, it has become quite clear to us in recent times that some might consider the ‘construction sector’ to include only those who work on sites, so we ask the question; are […]