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Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Controversial changes to the pension qualification age, raising it to 67 years next December, are now expected to go ahead - despite a range of General Election promises this would not happen.

As government formation talks resume today it has emerged that elements in all the three parties believe it will not be possible to reverse plans to raise the pension qualification-age.