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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 | 2016-07-08T10:57:38+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Categories: Problem creating Opportunity|0 Comments

A look back

It is interesting to look back over the last 10 years to try to make some sense out of the roller coaster crazy times we have gone through in Ireland. 10 years ago we all knew, deep down, that it was stamp duty from inflated property prices in this country that was funding our government’s

By | 2017-01-30T12:51:18+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Categories: Problem creating Opportunity|0 Comments

Annuity or ARF

It was interesting to read recently that the UK Government has made a decision to allow people to have a choice of  1. Buying an annuity at their selected retirement age                                         Or  2. Investing their retirement fund and managing it themselves to provide income in their retirement. It is a major change in legislation