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Take time to smell the flowers

Many reading this blog might never have heard of Walter Hagen because that great golfer died in 1969.Hagen was a very successful professional golfer who won 45 PGA events and with 11 Majors to his credit is currently 3rd on the all-time major winners list behind Jack Nicholas and Tiger Woods. He played in 5

By |2018-08-21T09:28:40+00:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Sport|0 Comments

What would my grandmother’s father think?

I went for a walk last Saturday morning and as you can see from the photo it was a splendid sunny winter’s morning. The photo was taken about 500 metres downstream from Blackrock Castle looking north across the River Lee to where the Jack Lynch Tunnel meets the roundabout at Dunkettle that is the start

By |2018-08-21T09:29:17+00:00December 16th, 2014|Categories: Family|0 Comments

What are people going to live on when they retire?

We talked last week with a financial controller of a company that employs over 500 people and whilst every employee has been given the opportunity of saving money into a PRSA (personal retirement savings account) less than 30 people are actually making contributions into their retirement funding account. I asked myself what are the rest

By |2018-08-21T09:29:27+00:00December 11th, 2014|Categories: Business|0 Comments

The company cheque book closes at 5:30!

Last week I received a phone call from Neil Hartnett a financial advisor in Limerick and as usual I got a few interesting business ideas from him! I can remember meeting Neil at an MDRT meeting in America some 20 years ago when we were talking about the best types of business to concentrate on

By |2018-08-21T09:29:35+00:00December 4th, 2014|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Is it time for action!

Those of us involved in the LIA (Life Insurance Association) and those who regularly attended MDRT meetings lost a good friend when Michael Sheehan passed away recently after a great fight for life.  Michael was one of the founders of the LIA in Ireland. The LIA is an association that is all about good as

By |2018-08-21T09:29:50+00:00November 27th, 2014|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Every one of us can make a difference  

I attended a funeral last Friday in Caherdaniel, a small village on the Ring of Kerry. The burial afterwards was in the graveyard on Abbey Island overlooking the famous and beautiful Derrynane beach. We followed the coffin at low tide across the beach to the island where the waves from the Atlantic Ocean were breaking

By |2018-08-21T09:30:52+00:00November 19th, 2014|Categories: Family|0 Comments