I can still remember the moment in 2008 as I was driving to a client meeting. 2008 was one of those years when all hell was breaking loose on the stock market and the values of pension funds with a high percentage invested in equities were suffering falls of 30% or more. A song came
Gerry Duffy the man who ran 32 marathons in 32 days, kindly sent me a copy of his latest book “The Goal Getter”. I was very pleased to receive it as I am a big fan of his. He gave us a wonderful talk at a City Life Galway seminar a few years ago. He
Just back from a few days in the Algarve in Portugal and interesting to see how they are getting on as one of the other European countries like Ireland, that have been struggling through the recent economic crash. Portugal received a European bailout of €79 billion to the end of 2014 and so it was
For once, last evening was calm and sunny, and so I headed off on my bicycle along the banks of the River Lee to Glenbrook. I then cycled back along the river to Blackrock Castle and then westward along the Marina towards Pairc Ui Chaoimh where all my life, important GAA matches have been played.
This morning I received a letter from an old friend who is a very lovely lady. She is now 94 and has been a widow for many years. I had arranged a small pension for her late husband and when he reached retirement age had bought an annuity for them, in joint names with the proceeds
We were due to have a City Life Galway board meeting a few weeks ago and as our man in Galway Pat O Dwyer had some business to attend to in Kerry we decided to see if we could arrange our board meeting at Ballybunion Golf Club with perhaps a little golf afterwards! Kindly they