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National Public Sector Pensions Seminar

Date: 22 September 2015 (8:45 - 13:00)

Venue: AVIVA Stadium, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The first IPA National Public Sector Pensions Seminar took place in the Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin on Tuesday 22nd September from 8:45 to 13:00. The main topic of the seminar was "Public Sector Pensions Reform – Has It Gone Far Enough?”. This topic was addressed by Jill Kerby and Shay Cody.

Jill Kerby is one of Ireland’s foremost personal finance journalists and for the past 20 years has contributed to a range of national and regional newspapers as well as presenting well-received financial planning seminars to professional associations, retirement groups, corporations and organisations in both the private and public sector. Jill was the inaugural personal finance columnist for The Irish Times from 1991-1999 and has been The Sunday Times money columnist and commentator since 2001. Her weekly syndicated column, Money Times has appeared in regional newspapers since 2000.

Shay Cody is the General Secretary of IMPACT and a member of the Executive Council and General Purposes Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). Shay is the Chairperson of the ICTU Public Services Committee and the ICTU Legal Strategy Committee. He sits on the Implementation Body for the Haddington Agreement. Shay has represented staff in Health, Local Government, Civil Service and State Agencies. He has also represented staff in the commercial sector including Vodafone, Eircom and Aer Lingus.

The seminar was also be addressed by:

Damian Smyth, Public Authority Pension Services Ltd. who will put forward possible solutions to current administration difficulties associated with the new Single Pension Scheme, and

Henry O’Mara of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, who will look at recent developments and issues in relation to the Single Pension Scheme.

Download Seminar Brochure and Booking Information here.


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57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 6689135 | Email:


57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | Tel: +353 1 240 3600 | Fax: +353 1 668 9135 | Registration no: 21087