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Thursday 30 June 2016

Importance of a policy to cater for ill health before retirement 

Q. AS A business owner in my early 40's I am conscious that my health is a crucial aspect of my ability to run and manage my business and that the effects of ill health would seriously affect my income. I do have a defined contribution pension and am wondering if this could be accessed before retirement on the grounds of ill health? A . The rules and regulations surrounding this issue are quite varied and complex, but I will give you a general overview of your situation. Firstly, it depends on the type of Pension scheme you have in place as there...

Broadcaster irresponsible in its actions 

ON SUNDAY I attended the Ordination to the Priesthood of a friend of mine in Mullingar. Fr Kevin Heery was ordained for the diocese of Meath, one of the few dioceses in Ireland to have a priest ordained this year. Kevin is a young man, with the world of opportunities before him, and he has chosen to dedicate his life to ministering to people, and bringing some of God's love to areas where it is needed most. It won't be an easy life for him, by any means, and indeed he's becoming a priest when it is probably the most unpopular time to do that. One might be...

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