Great-West Lifeco  chief executive and president Paul Mahon: said company never saw its Irish Life deal as a “bet” on Ireland, given that the country was still in a bailout programme with the EU and International Monetary Fund at the time of the acquisition. Photograph: David Sleator

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“The closing of this transaction marks a significant milestone for our companies in Ireland,” said Paul Mahon, president and chief executive of Great-West Lifeco.

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