Ireland, like all other EU countries since the economic crises began, has had to take a long hard look at its pension system, and Ireland is a nation that has been effected more than most by the crash of 2008.  

Like other problem countries such as Spain, who were also hit by the property and credit bubble bursting, the EU has stepped in with an Economic Adjustment Programme, which has pledged EUR50 billion in fiscal needs and EUR35 billion in banking support measures up t...

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