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DÁIL QUESTIONS WITH MINISTER VARADKAR ON PENSION REFORM

Pensions are on the Minister’s list of priorities that he published a few weeks ago for his action plan for pension reform. I think matters of concern include the transposition of the EU directive on institutions for occupational retirement provision, IORP; the revision of the directive, IORP II; and auto-enrolment in defined contribution pensions. I know we had a lengthy discussion about pensions earlier but I ask the Minister his progress in this regard. I think he mentioned he might bring forward legislation on at least one element of this in the near future. Pensions across both sides of the Irish Sea are of particular interest. I think the Minister has had some discussions with British Ministers on the impacts of Brexit on social protection in both countries. What has been achieved in this regard?