The Pensions Landscape in Ireland - An Overview

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 24 May 2022
Gillian Dully
LK Shields LLP
Issues covered: Pensions; Auto-Enrolment

Co-Author: Jennifer O’Neill

Employers in Ireland are currently legally obliged to provide their employees with access to pension arrangements. Jennifer O’Neill and Gillian Dully from the Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits Unit at LK Shields provide a helpful overview of the pensions landscape in Ireland, taking into account some recent developments in relation to Auto-Enrolment 


Since 2003, if employers do not provide an occupational pension scheme for their employees or if an employee cannot join such scheme within six months of their joining service, the employer must provide access to at least one standard personal retirement

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Gillian Dully
LK Shields LLP

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