Pensions

Overview Document Find out about the different types of pensions.

Occupational pensions
Occupational pensions are organised by employers to provide pensions to one or more employees on retirement. What are the rules about occupational pension schemes?

Personal pensions
There are rules that apply to personal pensions. Information on personal pensions for self-employed people or employed people who do not have an occupational pension

Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)
A Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA) is long-term personal retirement account designed to help you to save for retirement in a flexible way.

Tax relief on pensions
You can get income tax relief on your pension contributions. You can also get tax relief on a lump sum pension payment when you retire.

Taxation of pensions
A comprehensive explanation of how pensions are taxed in Ireland.

Making a complaint about your pension
The Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman has the power to investigate and determine complaints concerning disputes of fact, law and errors in relation to occupational and other pension schemes.

The Pensions Authority
The Pensions Authority is the regulatory body for Occupational Pension Schemes and Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs).

How pensions are assessed during a separation, divorce and dissolution
When you end a relationship by judicial separation, divorce or dissolution, the court can decide to share your pension with your former partner and (or) any dependent children. This is called a pension adjustment order.
This document is in: Separation, divorce and dissolution