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Increase in pension age plan scrapped - Micheal Martin

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POLITICAL FIGHTER: Micheal Martin
 Photo: Mark Condren

POLITICAL FIGHTER: Micheal Martin Photo: Mark Condren

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POLITICAL FIGHTER: Micheal Martin Photo: Mark Condren

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has revealed that the State pension age will not increase to 67 next year.

The pension age was one of the most divisive issues of the General Election campaign, with the increase due to take effect on January 1, 2021.

However, in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Independent, Mr Martin said that will not happen, under an agreement he has struck with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. "The programme for government will have to specify that," he said.