The person concerned is in receipt of state pension (contributory) at 75% of the maximum rate, based on his Irish social insurance record.
Their pension entitlement was also examined under EU regulations based on their combined Irish and UK social insurance records, and under the Irish UK bilateral social security agreement, which takes account of employment periods on the Channel Islands. However, the person concerned is financially better off on their current rate of standard state pension (contributory).
It is open to the person concerned to re-apply for state pension non-contributory, which is a means-tested, residency-based payment.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.