My son-in law Rossa Mc Mahon sent me a link over the weekend to an article that was rightly highly critical of the appalling levy on pension funds that Michael Noonan our Minister for Finance introduced a few years ago. This easy option tax was imposed on the prudent people who were doing the right
Most of my learned readers will readily identify the origin of what has become a well-known and well used saying. It was included in the words of a play written by Edward Bulwer-Lytton of England in a play called Richelieu about the late Cardinal Richelieu and was produced in 1839. Some of you might even
Last Thursday evening Eamon invited me to the Cork Opera House where Don Mc Lean was giving a concert. The Opera House was full to the brim and everyone was transported back in years in a splendid way. For two hours non-stop he sang some of his wonderful songs like “Bye bye Miss American Pie"
Last month I attended a past presidents meeting of the LIA in Galway and sometime earlier I had gently persuaded Fergal Cormican, Eddie’s son, to take myself and our CEO Pat O Sullivan out on Lough Corrib for a day’s fishing before the meeting. It was the time of the Mayfly hatching on the lake