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Martin: The state pension age should not go beyond 66 – but it will be reviewed




The Taoiseach Micheal Martin said he believed the state retirement pension age should not exceed 66, saying there was a clear aim in his party to maintain it.

According to RTE, Martin said this would have “clear implications for PRSI” and that more contributions would be needed to ensure the pension age was not increased.

“There has to be give and take, either in respect of PRSI or the age question,” he said following a meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party in Dublin to discuss the Budget.

However, Martin said he would work with his coalition partners before making any decisions.

He said the Pensions Commission’s recommendations from last October would be constantly reviewed.

This recommendation stipulated that the retirement age should be gradually raised to 67 by 2031 and 68 by 2039.

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