Social and Family Affairs Minister Seamus Brennan has asked the Pensions Board to bring forward its statutory review of the pensions strategy. 

The review was to be completed by September 2006. However, Minister Brennan said he had asked the board to complete the review and to submit a report to him by the middle of the year.

In an address tonight to the Irish Association of Pension Funds, Mr Brennan said that despite all the incentives, the overall coverage figures for pensions were disappointing.