Minister Humpherys and the Pension Reform Commission
To pay the contributory pension fairly according the PRSI contributions paid.
Why is this important?
many people start paying contributions as teenagers. If there is a gap in contributions (travel, periods of unemployment, caring etc) over 40 or more years a full contributory pension is not paid. However if one works for only 10 years prior to pension age the full contributory pension is paid. This situation mostly affects women