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One down one to go!

Some time ago I wrote a little rant against the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s decision to impose a pension levy on the prudent people of Ireland who were saving money into their pension plans to provide income for their retirement. I called it “daylight robbery” see blog post 26th of Feb 2014. Thankfully eventually

By | 2018-01-08T12:39:30+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Cork’s new Lord Mayor

I was delighted to see that Des Cahill had been elected Lord Mayor of Cork last month. Des ran a business in Ballintemple in Cork for many years just around the corner from where we live. It was a family butcher business which had been around for a long time until it sadly closed its

By | 2018-01-25T09:31:29+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Let’s do something positive!

I am going to try in this little blog to say nothing negative about anyone or any institution but I do realise that this might be difficult. Almost every day for the last few years I have been trying to analyse why things went so wrong in Ireland. What really caused our financial crisis but

By | 2017-07-26T15:20:25+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Take on support and watch your business grow

For many years I went to the annual meeting of the MDRT (million dollar round table)a world wide association of financial advisors. Each year up to 7,000 of us from all over the world would gather in a large conference centre in a major city in America or Canada and share business ideas that worked

By | 2017-07-26T16:03:14+00:00 November 21st, 2013|Categories: Business|0 Comments

What triggers succession in family businesses?

It is now over 10 years since we started the succession process at City Life a company I started in 1971. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, when we decide to start up a family business the succession planning process is way down the list of priorities. At the start of a business it’s

By | 2017-07-26T15:33:26+00:00 November 7th, 2013|Categories: Business|0 Comments