'Pensions gap' hits €3,800-a-year for every Irish worker
The Irish Insurance Federation says the national 'pensions gap' in Ireland has now reached almost €7.5bn-a-year.
The figure is an estimate of the shortfall in annual pension savings against the amount of money needed to provide a reasonable retirement income.
The IIF, which is holding a seminar today to discuss the matter, says the shortfall currently equates to around €3,800 per year for every worker in Ireland.
The problem is compounded by the fact that the current ratio of six workers to every retired person with fall to two-to-one in 50 years' time.