The Pensions Council

The Pensions Council (An Chomhairle Pinsean) was set up to advise the Minister for Social Protection on matters relating to policy on pensions. The Council is to represent and protect the consumer interest and help to ensure that the system has a far stronger consumer focus.

At the inaugural meeting of the Council in March 2015 the Tánaiste asked the Council to give special attention to charges and to gender issues.

The Council was established under section 26B of the Pensions Act, 1990.


Ms. Roma Burke, Chairperson
Ms. Deirdre CumminsMs. Clare Dowling, representing the Minister for Social Protection
Ms. Olive GaughanMr. Stephen Gillick
Mr. Brendan Kennedy, the Pensions RegulatorMs. Ciara McLoughlin
Mr. Munro O'DwyerMr. Tim O'Hanrahan, representing the Central Bank
Mr. Rob O'Toole, representing the Minister for Public Expenditure and ReformMs. Joanne Roche

The Council’s only task is to advise the Minister. We cannot provide information or advice on pensions to individuals or groups. Please do not contact us with questions about pensions, as we will not be able to help. However, please see below for some helpful links where queries may be directed.


Useful LInks

Pensions Authority
State Pensions
Public Service Pensions
Central Bank
Citizens Information
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman