March 31, 2022

Introduction of Auto-Enrolment Pensions in Ireland: An Explanatory Guide for Employers and Employees

The Overview of The Intended Scheme Last Tuesday, 29th March 2022, the Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, announced the unveiling of the first pension auto-enrolment scheme in Ireland with a target roll out date of Q1 2024. It is estimated that this scheme will cost the State almost €3 billion in the first decade of its operation. Contributions to…
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Financial
Insights from
Eamon Porter

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Like all of you, we continue to be shocked by Russia’s ongoing war on Ukraine and my thoughts are with those whose lives have been so grossly affected. Indeed, the international public response across Europe to assist those caught up in this conflict has been extremely heartening but much more
March 14, 2022
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the last week has consumed traditional media and social media. This is as it should be considering the nature of the events and the clearly terrible consequences that it is having on the Ukrainian people themselves. From the broader perspective these events effect the world
February 28, 2022
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It’s that time of the year again. Later on this week you will likely be sitting at a Christmas table overflowing with Turkey and trimmings and opening that bottle you’ve kept tucked away while reacquainting yourself with your living room. On the other hand, you may be the more physically
December 20, 2021
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If the Covid-19 pandemic has thought us anything over the last two years, it is the importance of planning. Billions globally could never have envisioned that our lives and economies would be shut down temporarily by the news that the virus had reached our own country’s shores. Depending on the
November 8, 2021
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The recently announced 2022 Budget, following the release of a better-than-expected economic forecast, was met with the usual media fanfare and analyst coverage that we have come to expect of the Minister of Finances coup de maître moment. It was a generous budget when viewed in the backdrop of the
October 25, 2021
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When you think of the phrase “Investing is a game of risk and reward” what springs to mind? For some this will conjure up memories of the 1929 Wall Street crash, for others it will remind them of their last pension valuation report perhaps or a personal business venture they
October 1, 2021
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In recent weeks we have received a number of phone calls from clients who have deposit accounts with either Ulster Bank or KBC. With the imminent departure of these banks from the Irish banking scene many have sought out our advice as to what to do with these deposits. In
September 17, 2021
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It’s Pensions Awareness Week once again and in a similar vein to last year the pensions landscape, though improving, is still far behind where it should be in terms of usage and wide-scale uptake across Ireland. There is a combination of reasons for this ranging from concerns about a lack
September 15, 2021
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The recent high-profile divorces of two of the world’s richest men, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, have shown if there was any doubt before, that divorce knows no boundaries and can impact anyone at any level of society. It is impartial but not impersonal. There is a lot of emotion
September 13, 2021
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