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.
|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
|11.00||Session 4: Why aren’t people taking out pensions?
Prof. Liam Delaney, AIB Chair Of Behavioural Economics, UCD
|12.00||Questions and Answers Session||Public|
|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
|14.50||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
|16.45||Questions and Answers Session||Public|
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