Irish Life

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Friends First, which traces its roots in Ireland back to 1834, came under the total control of Achema, formerly known as Eureko, 15 years ago.

Dutch financial group Achmea is poised to extract €220 million from its move to sell Friends First, the Irish life assurance, pensions and investment (...)

Home-heating costs have seen the biggest jump, according to the AA’s cost-of-living survey.

When the cost of most everything from food, mortgage payments, utility bills, motoring, phones, a modest social life, insurance, school and childcare (...)

The Irish Life building on Abbey Street in Dublin: Company has more than 1.3 million customers and profits rose 17% in third quarter.

Irish Life reported a 17 per cent year-on-year increase in profits for the third quarter, contributing €42 million to its Canadian parent Great West L(...)

Of the 35.8%  who attend religious services regularly in Ireland, 29.9%  do so once a week, a further 4.1%  more than once a week, and 1.8%  attend every day. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has the one of the highest percentages in Europe of people who say they pray or attend a religious service on a regular basis. Though religi(...)

Bord Fáilte building: “architecturally interesting” example from the early 1960s period or in  “very harsh” relationship with Baggot Street,  ignoring  the line of the Grand Canal.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A landmark of Dublin’s architectural heritage will be destroyed if the redevelopment the 1960s former Bord Fáilte headquarters at Baggot Street bridge(...)

Planning shouldn’t take any fun or spontaneity out of life

My daughter and I just joined sea scouts. I thought that returning from Sydney after 16 years, it will help us settle further into Irish life. Using t(...)

The Four Courts. When the case taken by Davy Target Investments came before Mr Justice Brian McGovern at the Commercial Court on Friday, he agreed to fast-track it. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Solas, the State further education and training authority, is being sued at the Commercial Court in an effort to compel the carrying out of repair wor(...)

Arts funding: a shallow gesture

Before becoming Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar made a commitment to double expenditure on the arts. This raised great expectations. It could be claimed that (...)

Financial literacy is quite low, and pension planning is a ‘scary thought’ for many people

Financial fitness A private pension for everyone finally looks set to be on the way given the Government’s recently expressed commitment to the intro(...)

BMW Financial Services (Ireland) managing director Brian Merrigan, left, pictured with Oliver Tattan, who is joining the board of the motor loans company as an independent non-executive director. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Former VHI chief executive, Oliver Tattan, is joining the board of BMW Financial Services (Ireland) as a independent director. The motor loans compan(...)

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