I'm 57 years of age, from Ireland but live in the UK. I have 3 small pensions in Ireland: €2000, €4000 and €34,000. I have a pension fund in the UK worth £400,000. I'm considering retiring in 3 years and will have to live off my private pension until the state kicks in. Do the pension rules in Ireland allow me to withdraw the whole Irish pension pot? I understand I may have to pay tax on it but was hoping to use the cash from the Irish pot for the first 2 years of retirement and then would start on the UK one.