You are here:--June

The Plunder of the Prudent

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

By |2018-08-20T15:31:21+00:00June 30th, 2015|Categories: Business|2 Comments

The pen is mightier than the sword

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

By |2018-08-20T15:31:31+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Business|0 Comments

The day the music died

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"

By |2018-08-20T15:32:06+00:00June 9th, 2015|Categories: History|0 Comments

Perhaps it’s time to go fishing!

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

By |2018-08-20T15:34:19+00:00June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Business|0 Comments