Ireland

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 932,580
  • % of total
  • 19.4%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 1,789,085
  • % of total
  • 37.2%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • Income group
  • High income

Data on social pensions

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • State Pension (Non-Contributory)
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1909
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Department of Social Protection
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Part III, Chapter 4 of the 1993 Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act

Eligibility criteria

2015

Government of Ireland: State Pension (Non-Contributory) (Webpage)

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 876 Euros
  • US$
  • 940
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 25.6%
  • $ PPP
  • 1,095.0
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 1,895%
  • Local amount detailed/other benefits
  • 219 Euros/week (maximum) for an individual aged between 66 and 80. 229 Euros/week(maximum) for an individual over 80. Other amounts available.
  • References and notes

2014

Annual SWS Statistical Information Report 2014: Pension

Coverage

2014

Annual SWS Statistical Information Report 2014: Summary and Financial

Cost

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