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Budget 2014 Ireland (Part 2)

Summary Update – Expenditure and Social Protection Brendan Howlin speech contained some interesting and unexpected points 1) Introduction of a Public Private partnership scheme for providing social programmes. The first pilot programme is to provide homes for homeless people in Dublin. This needs more detail but is an interesting development. 2) PPP to work on […]

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Lifting the Lid on Financial Advice – David Quinn for

Posted in News on 22nd May 2013

Lifting the Lid on Financial Advice,  I wrote this article for, which is online today, in an attempt to offer an insight into financial advice charging and commissions. Hopefully it will help in the process of making financial products and financial advice more transparent. Article Link

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Protecting your bank deposits – A recent article from Investwise for

I wrote this article for over the weekend which I thought might be of interest: Read Article

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Secret Society of REAL Financial Advisors

Posted in News on 24th April 2013

We had the pleasure of meeting Carl Richards on Monday at one of our Society of Financial Planners events. Carl has a great 11 point checklist for defining a real financial advisor. They fit very well with my philosophy when working with clients. They are also a great tool to help you ask the right questions when […]

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Bank of Ireland Shares- To Buy or not to Buy?

I get a lot of queries from clients and friends about whether to buy Bank of Ireland Shares. I saw some excellent analysis today which gives the full argument from both sides on whether to buy or not. A quick summary of one interesting point below. If anyone wants the full analysis document, email us. […]

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