There has been furious reaction to news that 115,000 pensioners are to receive letters in the coming weeks telling them they are liable for extra tax.
Up to three quarters of a company pension pot can be wiped out by fees, a documentary by George Lee for RTE has found. And all pensions, state and private, are in trouble.
Gold and the Swiss franc are hot targets for investors at the moment. Some warn gold is another bubble about to pop and the Swiss are worried about their currency. So where else are people investing savings?