From today (March 9th 2017), the pension increase comes into effect and will have a positive impact on around 600,000 people’s lives. Pensioners will benefit from a €260-a-year boost to their pension.
Anyone over the age of 66 in receipt of a State pension, including older carers and widows, will receive an increase.
We went to Sligo to speak to some of the people who will directly benefit from the pension increase. Watch the video above to see how we got on.