ESRI Director Alan Barrett will speak at Citizens’ Assembly

On Saturday 8 July, ESRI Director Alan Barrett will speak at the Citizens’ Assembly on the topic of  “The implications of pensions and retirement policy on the wider economy and society”. The presentation forms part of a meeting by the Assembly to consider how best to respond to the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population.

Professor Barrett’s presentation is scheduled for 10:20am  and can be viewed via a live stream here. Accompanying documents and slides will be made available on on the day.


9.15 Private Session Private
9.30 Opening Address by the Chair Public
9.40 Session 1: Pension Provision in Ireland

Andrew Nugent, Head of Policy, the Pensions Authority of Ireland

10.00 Session 2: Income for older people in Ireland

Micheál Collins, Senior Economist at the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI)

10.20 Session 3: The implications of pensions and retirement policy on the wider economy and society

Alan Barrett, Director, ESRI

10.45 Coffee
11.00 Session 4: Why aren’t people taking out pensions?

Prof. Liam Delaney, AIB Chair Of Behavioural Economics, UCD

11.20 Roundtable Discussions Private
12.00 Questions and Answers Session Public
12.45 Lunch Private
13.45 Session 5: Pensions, Income and Retirement: What action is required by Government? Perspectives from Civil Society


Justin Moran, Head of Advocacy, Age Action Ireland

Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission





14.20 Roundtable Discussions
14.50 Questions and Answers Session
15.20 Session 6: Creating Opportunities in Retirement, Evidence from TILDA


Christine McGarrigle, Research Director, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

15.40 Session 7: Creating Opportunities in Retirement, Perspectives from Civil Society

Ita Mangan, Chairperson, Age and Opportunity

16.00 Coffee Private
16.15 Roundtable Discussion Private
16.45 Questions and Answers Session Public
17.15 Conclusion Public


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