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Retirement hopes

THREE-in-four Irish people a decade away from retirement hope the State will finance their golden years, research shows.

In addition, over half (55pc) of 18 to 34 year olds don't pay any attention to information on personal finance, according to Europe-wide research from Aviva.

Its latest 'Mind the Gap' analysis -- in partnership with The Futures Company -- reveals that two different generations of consumers in France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Poland, Russia and Turkey are ignoring the warning signs about the gap between retirement expectations and actual provision.