Retiring to Ireland
People who are planning to retire to Ireland need to know about living in Ireland, including housing, health services, social security and taxation.
Occupational pensions are organised by employers to provide pensions to one or more employees on retirement. What are the rules about occupational pension schemes?
The State Pension (Contributory), previously called the Old Age (Contributory) Pension, is payable to people aged 66 and over who have worked and paid enough social insurance contributions.
The State Pension (Non-Contributory) previously called the Old Age Non-Contributory Pension is a means-tested payment available to people in Ireland aged 66 and over.
Unless you have a medical card or GP visit card, visits to family doctors are not free. What is a GP visit card and how can you apply?
Everyone aged 66 and over living permanently in Ireland is entitled to travel free of charge on public transport. People under 66 on certain social welfare payments are also entitled to free travel. Find out more about free travel in Ireland and the Senior SmartPass which allows you to travel for free on public transport in Northern Ireland.
The effects of working in retirement on social welfare benefits, entitlement to pensions and employee protective legislation
The links in this page give further information on the topics covered in the Citizens Information Board leaflet, ‘Guide to entitlements for over sixties 2018'.
Special taxation arrangements apply to people aged 65 and over. Find out more.