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Peavoy Financial Planning: My UK pension – should I stay or should I go?

In June 2016, the UK citizens voted in a closely fought referendum to the leave the EU, by 52% for to 48% against. For those...

Fr Paddy: How to handle adversity

How do you handle adversity? What are you thinking when the sun goes down on those cold, windy nights, when you're trying to get...

Peavoy Financial Planning: It’s Life Insurance – but not as we know it …

This week we are discussing a relatively new concept called Life Insurance with a Whole of Life Continuation Benefit. This structure in our opinion is a significant shift in...

Fr Paddy: Generosity is contagious and beneficial

Generosity is a wonderful gift. To have a big heart is a blessing, that is to be open and compassionate in love to the...

Peavoy Financial Planning: How you can buy investment property with your pension

Ever thought about buying property with your pension? Well now you can. Irish people have a love for property. It seems to be in our...

Fr Paddy: November… A time to remember

It's the time of year when the shadows lengthen, evenings fall quickly and our busy lives slow down, all of which is this is...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Key opportunities for business owners

As a Business Owner you have to manage the day to day running of your business, whilst also putting plans in place for its...

Fr Paddy: Letting go of things that aren’t good for us

Anything that you have to control, controls you. There are many variations to this story, but it’s quite instructive. In South America, Africa and Asia, the...

Fr Paddy: Oscar Romero – How the good will always prevail

This week Oscar Romero will become Saint. A life that gave tremendous witness to the poor and vulnerable people from South America. Archbishop Romero was assassinated...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Once off opportunity to save tax on your 2017 Income

According to an article in the Irish Examiner this week, we are now paying more tax in this country as a whole than we...

Fr Paddy: How the Franciscan movement was born

Recently, the feast of Francis of Assisi was celebrated on Thursday, October 4. Francis the radical reformer of the 13th century, although in our...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Keep your life on track and take care of your greatest...

As we get down to the business end of the county hurling and football championships, I overheard a conversation on the side-line last weekend which...

Fr Paddy: How best can we celebrate Sacraments?

Current debate and reflection regarding school patronage is both necessary and relevant. Recent Census statistics however regarding the vast majority of citizens subscribing to...

Fr Paddy: The misery of need

Intolerance and harsh judgments always create a sense of division, separation and exclusiveness. Those who cannot conform to the confines of acceptability often find...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Life Insurance – Words for the wise!

Life Insurance forms an integral part of every sound financial plan. The following are nine tips to consider when purchasing Life Insurance or when conducting a review...

Fr Paddy: Grandparents are a family’s greatest treasure, their strong foundation

His hands were age-spot-ridden and weathered by time, and they seemed enormous in comparison to the one-week-old puppy he scooped up from the litter. “Here...

Fr Paddy: Life is a gift – Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it and...

Next weekend here in Portlaoise we celebrate our Harvest Thanksgiving. An occasion of gratitude and pryer that will happen in many places of worship...

David Peavoy: A key solution to protecting your family

Becoming a parent brings with it many joyous moments all of which are to be treasured and enjoyed. A new baby brings great excitement to...

Cecilia Flynn: Ready for the college life and the bright lights of Dublin

I’m not sure if I should give this entry the title of a beginning or an ending as this summer has been full to...
Pope Francis

Fr Paddy: Reflection on Papal visit

Now that the visit of Pope Francis has concluded, it is good to pause and reflect. Anyone who gave the visit even a small amount...

Isabel Dwyer: 7 must-see female acts at Electric Picnic

Headlining this year's Electric Picnic line-up are Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack and The Prodigy. Last year's headliners were The XX, A Tribe Called Quest, and...

Isabel Dwyer: Mozambique trip shows that a lot can be said without saying a...

There are thousands of languages in the world but spending time in Mozambique taught me that some things transcend speech. Just over a month ago,...
Pope Francis

Fr Paddy: Tough time for so many members of our church as Pope Francis...

This is an historic week here in Ireland as we welcome Pope Francis. His visit is an important one. The papal mass on the...

Mark Doheny: 18 things nobody tells you about the Leaving Cert and starting college

With the Leaving Cert results due out this morning, our man Mark Doheny has some useful life advice to give the young students of...

Fr Paddy: The Gift Young People Bring to our Church

Pope Francis will travel to Ireland in two weeks to attend the World Meeting of Families which will take place in Dublin. Since the last...
The Laois Labour branch is planning for the next General Election

Eoin Barry: Building a Labour Party for a new generation

The Labour Party finds itself at a political cross road and facing an existential crisis. In 2016 the party experienced its worst election result...

Hilary Treacy: Why GDPR deadline was only just the start of it

The GDPR enforcement date of May 25 has come and gone, but that was only the beginning. While the last couple of months have seen...
Pope Francis

Fr Paddy: Pope Francis – a man of his word

This week a new movie is being released in Ireland detailing the life and papacy of Pope Francis. It is certainly timely as soon...

Fr Paddy: Father John Sullivan – a Man of Healing

John Sullivan was born in Dublin on May 8, 1861. His father, the future Lord Chancellor of Ireland Sir Edward Sullivan was a Protestant....

Fr Paddy: Harvest … a Time to Encourage

There is something very fulfilling eating fresh vegetables that you have nurtured and cultivated with your own hands. As we celebrate the beginning of harvest...
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