Employers in Ireland are not legally obliged to provide a pension scheme for employees, but that shouldn't stop you exploring all the options.
There is no obligation on an employer to provide a pension scheme for employees. However, employers in some sectors are obliged to provide a pension plan under the terms of a registered employment agreement (REA).
There is however an obligation on all employers to give each employee access to a PRSA. A PRSA is a Personal Retirement Savings Account that is a personally owned pension that lets you save for retirement even if there is no occupational pension scheme in place. An employer, must as a minimum, facilitate a PRSA through payroll so that employees can avail of this type of pension.
Whether part of a company pension scheme or saving through a PRSA, there is more than one way to enjoy your retirement and there is more than one type of pension.