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Midlands TD Welcomes Government Pension Proposals

The new plans could see people paid an extra €315 a week if they work until 70.

People should be allowed to work past their 66th birthday, according to a midlands TD.

Independent Denis Naughten thinks Ireland will be unable to meet the pension deficit by 2070 if the current retirement rules aren't changed.

Cabinet has approved a plan that will see people paid an extra €315 a week if they work until 70.

The government rejected a recommendation from the Pension Commission to raise the retirement age to 68 over a number of years.

Roscommon-Galway Deputy Naughten - who's a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection - thinks today's announcement is a positive development:

These people at the National Ploughing Championships have been giving their views on the proposed changes to the pension age:

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