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
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
I can never remember exactly why Easter Sunday falls when it does. So I googled it. Long gone are the days when we would look up the Encyclopaedia Britannica for that type of information. Does anyone remember that wonderful fountain of information? The reason I am interested was that we were in Kerry on Easter
A good few years ago, probably 20 or more I signed to go on a one day management course in Toronto run by Dan Sullivan which was called The Strategic Coach Course. Looking back at it now it appears to have been a crazy thing to do. I flew into Toronto one day for the
Some of my happiest and rewarding moments in my business life have been when I have been communicating and exchanging business ideas with other people. This was something I learned from attending meetings and communication with people from around the world at MDRT meetings. The MDRT is a worldwide association of financial advisors and its