Eddie Hamilton on pension planning: “I want to be able to live a life I enjoy” ‘To me it was a no brainer to go for the pension. It’s essentially free money,’ says Eddie Hamilton of occupational pension schemes. Photography: Conor Mulhern

A smart approach to money, investments and careful planning has ensured that Belfast native Eddie Hamilton is on track to retire by his goal age of 50

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Proposed Garda oversight powers ‘unconstitutional’, Harris says   Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: he said powers proposed for  Garda oversight agencies  would be greater than those  gardaí   currently have. Photograph: Alan Betson

Justice committee hears investigations into gardaí for wrongdoing could go on for years

Andy Farrell’s autumn Ireland squad falls along anticipated lines Dan Sheehan’s ability with ball in hand has earned him a call up for the autumn internationals. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster duo Dan Sheehan and Ciarán Frawley the news names in squad of 38

Irish Business Design Challenge 2021 is now open for entries Jamie Maguire of Notions Creative and Rosemary Steen, CEO, Design & Crafts Council Ireland

The competition showcases Ireland’s micro, small and medium ‘business heroes’, and demonstrates the crucial role design and design thinking plays in business

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