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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...
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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...

Peavoy Financial Planning: Leaving Service Options for your Pension

If you have a pension from a previous employment and have not done anything about it for a while, it is good advice to make...

Fr Paddy: Dealing with stress in our lives

A motivational speaker walked confidently around the room holding a glass of water while leading a seminar on stress management. Everyone guessed she was going...

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...
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