Monthly Archives: March 2011

Last out switch off the lights

Goodbye Permanent TSB!  The €4 billion recapitalisation now required per today’s stress testing announcements means the nationalisation of Irish Life and Permanent. We will now be left with 2 banking groups, AIB and BOI, both owned by the State. This … Continue reading

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Recession is bad for your health

In 2010 life assurance companies saw significant increases in death claims, paid out more on suicide claims and had a dramatic increase in the proportion of income protection claims which related to depression, stress, etc.

The recession is taking a heavy toll on our lives and our health. Good Financial Housekeeping suggests that the protection of the family finances against death and illness during recession is even more important than in normal times. Continue reading

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Enda Kenny to go MAD

Will Enda use the mutually assured destruction card when negotiating a better bail out deal for Ireland? Continue reading

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