Jim Connolly

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If you are one of the lucky ones with a pension fund worth close to, or in excess of €2 million, you may  wonder if you’re  paying too much into your pension

It’s not going to affect too many people. But if you are one of the lucky ones with a pension fund worth close to, or in excess of €2 million, you may(...)

‘Zero consideration has been given to the issue of adequacy or coverage; it doesn’t benefit citizens in any real meaningful way,’ says one pensions professional. Photograph: iStock

As if pensions weren’t already complicated enough, a move at Government level to impose new EU regulations on members of all occupational schemes is s(...)

Thousands of safety deposit boxes have gone unopened for up to 200 years, the Oireachtas committee heard. Photograph: iStock

The prospect of a lost Caravaggio, Rubens or treasure trove of gold bullion being unearthed in safety deposit boxes which have sat undisturbed in bank(...)

Eimantas Zvirblis, one of the BIM Young Fishmongers of the Year. Photograph: John Sheehan

A good butcher should always be able to tell you where his meat comes from, who reared it and where it was slaughtered. Fishmongers don’t always have (...)

The numbers relying on the State pension jumped from 26 per cent in 2009 to 36 per cent in 2015, according to the CSO

Pensions are on the agenda again, as the Pensions Authority seeks further reform to many areas of private pensions. It is consulting (here) on propos(...)

A homeless man in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A scheme to relocate hundreds of homeless Dublin families to vacant homes around the country will be considered by Government in the autumn. Work on (...)

Saving for a rainy day: don’t delay setting aside for your retirement.  Photograph: Thinkstock

Pensions may not be sexy or cool but they are important. According to a survey published by Deloitte just before Christmas, more than half of Irish(...)

Guitarist Rory Gallagher (1948-1995) performing in 1972 at the Rainbow Theatre, London, on his trademark well worn sunburst Fender Stratocaster. Photograph: Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Cork music shop that sold Rory Gallagher his first guitar has closed after 87 years in business, with the closure being blamed on the increasing (...)