We have all heard of the maximum weekly pension.
How much pension you are receiving depends upon the number of contributions paid and salary earned.
However, if you were in receipt of a salary greater than or equal to the maximum pensionable income, having paid 30 years of contributions (born on or before 1951), your pension income was calculated to the Maximum Pensionable Income threshold.
Year 2008: Maximum Pensionable Income: €16,601. If salary was greater or equal than said amount, and paid 30 years of contributions, you still received: €16,601 * (2/3)(two thirds) * (50/50)(full contribution average) / 52 (weekly) = €212.83 weekly year 2008