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Charlie Weston: Change of retirement age to 68 is 'like stealing'

Published 09/03/2010 | 05:00

Will you still need me, will you still feed me, When I'm sixty-four? MANY 40 year olds are probably too old to remember the lyrics, above, to the Beatles song 'When I'm Sixty-Four', but it came to mind in the past week when this newspaper revealed that the state pension age is to gradually rise to 68.

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The State has decided that it will not feed us or need us until we reach 68, certainly in terms of paying us a pension.

Union official Fergus Whelan told the 'Today With Pat Kenny Show' on RTE radio this was akin to stealing three years' worth of pensions from people who have already paid for their state pension.

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