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John Whelan: Don’t mind what they say, of course there’s an alternative Government

Remember 7 Days? Ok, Today Tonight then? Today Tonight Election Specials with Basil Chubb, Brian Farrell and John Bowman. Now there’s an A-Team of number...

Fr Paddy: Spring – a blessed season of Hope

According to the English Catholic priest-cardinal John Henry Newman, “Growth is the only evidence of life.” Life is then most apparent in the springtime with...

Fr Paddy: St Patrick’s Day – a celebration of our Irishness and our faith

On St Patrick’s Day we celebrate our Irishness and our faith. For so long in our history they have been intertwined, perhaps at times identified....

Peavoy Financial Planning: Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare today

We all want to give our children the best possible start in life and a good education is a top priority. This however has become...

Fr Paddy: Lent – a time to embrace positivity

Lent is an old English word meaning 'lengthen'. Lent is observed in spring, when the days begin to get longer. Lent is a good time...

Fr Paddy: Being merciful and responsive in time of Lent

The Trócaire Lenten Campaign for 2019 focuses on land-rights. The four-sided “Trócaire Box” has stories to tell. One about families forced from their homes, another...

Fr Paddy: Where is my brother?

“Where is your brother?” This is the question that God asks each one of us in our hearts regarding our brother who is sick,...

Fr Paddy: The Weight of the Glass

The Art of Letting Go is about deciding to stop making the same mistakes and choosing to take a different path. It has been...

Peavoy Financial Planning: You may be 1 of 3 out of 5 who do...

As life rushes by we get caught up being busy. We are all guilty of it. One of the most important aspects in the financial...

Fr Paddy: Fr John… A lovely man

The recent tragic death of Fr. John Cummins, following a freak car accident has left me numbed and deeply saddened. It resonates with ancient...

Wired with Whelan: Nurses are the sticking plaster holding the health service together

Morale is a mysterious medicine. It’s hard to put your finger on it. What exactly is it that is inspiring, uplifting and motivating. Why...

Fr Paddy: From beyond hope to Amazing Grace

John Newton was a cruel and vile man who seemed beyond hope, but he became an example of God’s amazing grace. His true story...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Why leave your pension until the 11th hour?!

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition where a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behaviour, to accomplish a personal goal or...

Fr Paddy: It’s nearly Spring… A Time of Hope

On Friday, February 1 we celebrate St. Brigid's Day, a day which brings great hope. St Brigid brings with her a story of compassion, generosity,...

Fr Paddy: Helpful tips to overcome Blue Monday

After the buzz and good cheer of the festive season, January can feel like one long and exhausting slog. Researchers have dubbed January 21st as...

Peavoy Financial Planning: What is my Life Insurance number?

We have no Life Insurance. How much should we have? OR We have some Life Insurance. Do we have enough?. These are common questions we are asked...
Pope Francis

Fr Paddy: 10 New Year’s resolutions from the Pope

Pope Francis's 10 New Year Resolutions In a very frank interview published in the Argentine weekly “Viva”, Pope Francis gave out 10 very sensible pieces...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Protect the business and your family

At Peavoy Financial Planning we know that protecting and minimising the risk to you and your business is of the highest importance to people...

Fr Paddy: Remembering the enigmatic TV art critic and nun Sr Wendy Beckett

Sister Wendy Beckett, recently died aged 88, could be dismissive of the high-profile television work that made this hermit nun with owl-like glasses into...

2018 Remembered – Two Broke Divas: Budget foundations – tried, tested and reviewed!

As the party season is still in full swing, we thought we should bring back this article from the Two Broke Divas on budget...
Tips for surviving Christmas in the office

Mark Doheny: 21 tips to help you survive Christmas in the office

We’re midway through December now which means that Christmas is in full swing. And if you happen to work in an office, this can be...

Wired with Whelan: Celebrating the great Jim Yorke, a photographer who excelled in a...

This is an extract from Growing Pains and Growing Up, John Whelan's new book celebrating 40 years in Journalism. It is available to buy...

Fr Paddy: Christmas … A Time to Ponder

Some years ago, a few weeks before Christmas, I observed a flustered young mother who had been dragged into the toy section of a...

Wired with Whelan: Portlaoise had an Arts Festival before Galway or Kilkenny – and...

This is an extract from Growing Pains and Growing Up, John Whelan’s new book celebrating 40 years in Journalism. It is available to buy in...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Life Insurance – it’s time to get around to it

Life Insurance forms the cornerstone of all successful Financial Plans. We cannot predict what life has in store but when it comes to things...

Fr Paddy: The story of Silent Night as this year marks 200th anniversary of...

Christmas carols remind us that Jesus is very much the reason for the Season. In a secular culture, these wonderful traditional hymns seems to be...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Do AVCs to boost your pension

Most individuals who work in the Public Sector can boost their retirement benefits by making Additional Voluntary Contributions to their pension, as there is often a difference between...

Fr Paddy: Christmas – A Time to Hope

The Advent Season is a time to get ready for the approaching feast of Christmas. Liturgically this is a time when we prepare for...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Boost Retirement Benefits with AVCs

Many years ago I asked a more experienced colleague about AVCs. I will give you three pieces of advice he said; do them, do...

Fr Paddy: Direct provision centres have no place God’s Kingdom

On this, the last Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year, the Feast of Christ the King, The Gospel reading was about the Last Judgement. It...
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