Retired Members Page



Ken Doyle, Chairperson

AIB - Republic of Ireland


Margaret Browne, Secretary

Bank of Ireland - Republic of Ireland

Fuel Allowance for over 70s

The Fuel Allowance is worth €924 a year paid over 28 weeks starting from September.

There will be big improvement to the qualifying requirements for over 70s from January.

Over 80,000 more people will now become eligible for the Fuel Allowance payment.



NEW Maximum Weekly Income Limits (from January 2023)

Single people over 70 will be able to have an income of up to €500 a week to qualify.

Couples with one person over the age of 70 will be able to have a combined income up to €1,000 a week. This includes the person's State pension.

This is an increase from €373 for a single person and €600 for a couple.


NEW Savings Limits

The amount of savings and investments that are disregarded in the means test for the Fuel Allowance for people aged over 70s will more than double.

The first €50,000 will now be completed disregarded. If you have savings above this amount you may be entitled to a reduced weekly Fuel Allowance payment.


NEW Qualifying Conditions

People over 70 will no longer need to be getting a weekly social welfare payment to be eligible for Fuel Allowance.

Other Qualifying Conditions (no change)

To get Fuel Allowance you must be living alone or

only living with

  •   A spouse, civil partner or cohabitant and/ or dependent children.
  •   A person getting Carer's Allowance or Carer's Benefit and is caring for you or your spouse or partner.
  •   A person getting Jobseeker's Allowance.
  •   Other people who would also be eligible for a Fuel Allowance.

Further Information:  You can find out more information about the Fuel Allowance payment by clicking HERE

Social Events:

Sleeping-BeautySleeping Beauty: Saturday 7th January 2023, Matinee 13:30, Stalls



Cinderella: Tuesday 27th December 2022, Matinee 13:30, Stalls


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The Jungle Book: Tuesday 27th December 2022, Evening 18:30, Parterre



Peter Pan: Tuesday 27th December 2022, Matinee 18:30, Stalls


Membership Renewal:

Other members of the Retired Members' Committee

Rory Fitzgerald,, Ulster Bank Dac

Fionnuala Duignan, Danske - Republic of Ireland

Pat McCarthy, Bank of Ireland - Republic of Ireland

Des Sheridan, Bank of Ireland - Republic of Ireland

Vincent Jennings,, Bank of Ireland - Republic of Ireland

Ciaran Mahon,, Bank of Ireland - Republic of Ireland

Brendan Stevenson, AIB - Republic of Ireland

Brendan O'Donohue,, Bank of Ireland - Republic of Ireland

Conor Brady,, Bank of Ireland - Republic of Ireland

Agatha Langan, Bank of Ireland - Republic of Ireland

Billy Clifford, AIB - Republic of Ireland