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Spring Pensions Briefing


In their Spring Pensions Briefing, our pensions team consider the likely implications of the McCloud and Bauer cases on the Irish pensions regime, and provide an update on some key regulatory developments.

The McCloud case concerned a successful age discrimination claim arising from UK public sector pension reforms. Could it prompt similar challenges to Irish public sector pension reforms?

The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Bauer case signals a potential need for an increased level of protection for defined benefit scheme members in an employer insolvency situation. Will it prompt any changes to the existing levels of such protection in Ireland?

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