Starting a pension is something which should be done in consultation with an experienced financial advisor to ensure that you are getting the best pension product for your needs.
When choosing between different private pension plans, a financial advisor can help you choose between a PRSA or PPP, and between different providers, based on your income and desired lifestyle on retirement.
The other big part of starting a pension is deciding how much risk you are willing to accept. The main types of pension investments are Equities, Property, Cash, and Bonds. Each of these will come with different levels of risk and projected returns. Decide how much risk you are willing to take with your pension.