“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible” Jonathan Swift Irish pension managed funds delivered a positive month of returns during February, with an average return of 2.5% for the month. Irish Life Investment Managers took the top spot with a return of 2.9% for the month. The Bord Gáis Energy Index […]» Read More..
Irish Life Investment Managers, as part of the Irish Life Corporate responsibility programme work with Business in the Community (BITC – www.bitc.ie). Having establishes a very successful link with Patrician College a secondary school in Finglas, BITC approached ILIM in 2010 and asked them to be one of the six participants in the “Time to […]» Read More..
“The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvellously” – Henry Kissinger Irish employment increase by 3.3% or 61,000 in the year to the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing total employment to 1,909,800 (the highest number since June 2009) driven by Agriculture, forestry and fishing (+29.8% or 26,800), Accommodation and food service activities (+14.7% […]» Read More..
At Irish Life, we’re always looking at new ways to improve our Life Insurance offerings. And with the launch of our LifeCare range of additional benefits, I really think we’ve outdone ourselves. You can find out all the details about MedCare, NurseCare and ClaimsCare over on irishlife.ie, but in the meantime, to celebrate our launch, […]» Read More..
If you, or a member of your family, have ever been diagnosed with a serious illness or medical condition, you will know how overwhelming this can be. The focus switches quickly to working with your doctor to consider every possible option around finding the best treatment plan. Imagine how comforting it could be at […]» Read More..
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all” – Oscar Wilde Analysis published by Credit Suisse revealed the real value of Irish equities, with income reinvested, grew by a factor of 96.6 in the 114 years from 1900-2013, compared to 4.9 for bonds. According to the […]» Read More..
“One can choose to go back to safety or forward toward growth” – Abraham Maslow Rising Irish wholesale electricity and coal prices offset decreasing oil and wholesale natural gas prices resulting in a 1% month-on-month increase in the Bord Gáis Energy Index in January. The year-on-year increase in the average rent nationwide […]» Read More..
“Life is like a riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving” – Albert Einstein Quarterly National Accounts for Q3 2013 still show that Irish household debt remains exceptionally high. However, household net worth rose by 3.5% on the quarter to €489.6bn, or €106,605 per capita. This was the largest […]» Read More..