Disgraced solicitor Michael Lynn used around €3m belonging to his Kendar Holdings foreign property company to fund his personal lifestyle, the High Court heard.
Tue, 24 Oct, 2017
UK property funds with about £18bn (€21bn) of assets froze withdrawals as investors sought to dump real estate holdings in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the EU.
Fri, 08 Jul, 2016
A chronic gambler who stole over €832,000 from clients while he worked in Dublin as a Canada Life agent has been jailed for four and a half years.
Tue, 30 Jun, 2015
A financial advisor for Canada Life who defrauded the company out of €230,000, by creating fictitious insurance policies, has been jailed for two and a half years.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2015
A financial advisor for Canada Life committed fraud to the tune of €215,000 by creating fictitious insurance policies for clients that did not exist, a court has heard.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2015
TWO prime Waterford City investments worth €13.5m — one next to where Wetherspoons have acquired a 4,000 sq ft city footprint for a new bar — are new to market for a local family of investor/owners.
Thu, 09 Apr, 2015
A former Canada Life agent is to stand trial accused of theft of approximately €800,000 from investors.
Thu, 19 Feb, 2015
A former Canada Life agent from Limerick is to stand trial accused of theft of approximately €270,000 from the company.
Fri, 16 Jan, 2015
Life insurance and pension company Irish Life has seen a huge surge in earnings in the third quarter of the year as its merger with Canada Life remains on schedule.
Sat, 08 Nov, 2014
TORONTO isn’t your average city. Home to more than 100 nationalities, 140 languages and 250,000 immigrants; diversity is both its cultural currency and way of life.
Sun, 17 Aug, 2014
Irish Life generated earnings of CAD$57m (€38m) in the second quarter of its current financial year, up almost 12% on the preceding quarter.
Fri, 08 Aug, 2014
Irish Life has increased its earnings to €38m in the second quarter of this year.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
Cancer remains the main cause of claims for life insurance and serious illness cover, Irish Life says. The life assurance company paid out a total of €168m in claims last year.
Wed, 12 Mar, 2014
An application aimed at preventing the completion of the sale of Irish Life to Canadian firm Great-West, the parent company of Canada Life, for €1.3bn has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2013
Limerick GAA officials have appointed world champion athlete John Loftus as their new commercial manager after an alarming €750,000 deficit was revealed at last Wednesday evening’s county board meeting.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2013
The sale of Irish Life to Canadian insurance giant Great-West Lifeco is expected to result in the loss of some 250 jobs from its enlarged status over the coming 18-24 months.
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013
Irish Life assurance was born in 1939, when the economy turned and put a hole in the balance sheet of Irish assurance companies.
The sale of Irish Life had been well flagged but, nonetheless, adds to the positive news flow over recent months. Whether it is a good deal for the Irish taxpayers depends on which way you look at it.
Pensions and life assurance company Irish Life has been sold by the Government for €1.3bn.
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013
Irish Life is to be sold to Canada Life by the Department of Finance for €1.3bn.
THE former Cork City Blacktie store is due for sale, within a week of the Irish suit hire company announcing it was going into liquidation, with closure of 11 shops from tomorrow, after a meeting in the Plaza Hotel, Tallaght.
Thu, 31 Jan, 2013
Permanent TSB Group Holdings board member Piotr Skoczylas has written to the Finance Minister, Michael Noonan, threatening to go to the European Court of Justice to overturn any sale of Irish Life to Canada Life.
Mon, 07 Jan, 2013
Canada Life, a unit of Canadian life insurer Great- West Lifeco, is close to a deal for state-rescued insurer Irish Life, a source familiar with the negotiations said yesterday.
Mon, 24 Dec, 2012
US investment firm JC Flowers&, which was short-listed last year in the shelved sale of Irish Life, is still interested in buying the country’s largest life insurer, an executive at the firm said.
Thu, 06 Dec, 2012
Bankers must have left their federation lunch this week with a bad taste in the mouth after Central Bank regulator Fiona Muldoon lambasted them for failing to adequately deal with the mortgage debt crisis, writes Kyran Fitzgerald
Sat, 20 Oct, 2012
It will take at least another four months of benign market conditions across the eurozone before the divestment process for Irish Life will begin, says group chief executive Kevin Murphy.
Thu, 20 Sep, 2012
A group of investors are to ask the High Court for an order allowing them to redeem their €832,000 loan on lands in Co Tipperary, over which Nama has appointed areceiver.
Sat, 14 Apr, 2012
A High Court action is being brought against the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) after a receiver was appointed over lands in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.
Fri, 13 Apr, 2012
Quitting cigarettes could result in savings of as much as €9,000 on life insurance, according to a price comparison survey by the National Consumer Agency.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2012
The government has confirmed that no buyer has been found yet for Irish Life and Permanent.
Sat, 26 Nov, 2011
THE Government may have to pump a further €1 billion-plus into stricken Irish Life & Permanent after failing to sell off its profitable Irish Life assurance arm of the business.
THE ISEQ index ended the day slightly better yesterday, up 9.31 points at 2,521.97, in line with European and world bourses.
GREAT-West Lifeco, Canada’s second-largest insurer, is the leading candidate to acquire Irish Life & Permanent’s life assurance unit, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Sat, 19 Nov, 2011
THE ISEQ index advanced 16.25 points to 2,604.54 yesterday.
Wed, 19 Oct, 2011
For Annie Predun it was a whirlwind romance. Her new man was warm, funny and made her feel as if she was the only woman in the world. For Sean Whelan she was — until he got $100,000. Michael Clifford unravels the background to the story
Sat, 09 Apr, 2011
Dublin: The Canada Life Group is to create 50 jobs in Ireland.
Thu, 02 Sep, 2010
Fifty new jobs are coming on-stream from a pension and investments company, it was announced today.
Wed, 01 Sep, 2010
CABLE & Wireless has won a €1.5 million three-year contract with the Irish operations of Canada Life Group Services, which will be adding 20 jobs to its Dublin office.
Wed, 08 Aug, 2007
Cable and Wireless has won a €1.5m contract over three years with Canada Life Group Services in Ireland to connect Canada Life’s Irish and European offices using its global IP network.
Tue, 07 Aug, 2007
Equitable Life today said its finances were in a stronger position than at any other point since the debacle that brought it to the brink of collapse six years ago.
Thu, 28 Sep, 2006
THE market for investment products is growing at 30% per year to date, having been fuelled significantly by an increasing demand for guaranteed products.
Sat, 03 Jun, 2006
A 42-year-old insurance agent who defrauded three insurance companies of €2.5m was today sentenced to four years in jail.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2006
CANADA LIFE yesterday came out as a strong supporter for Government proposals to consider an SSIA type incentive to encourage people to start providing for their retirement in a pension plan.
Thu, 19 Jan, 2006
Smokers were today given an added incentive to kick the habit – saving up to €5,000 on life insurance policies.
Wed, 11 Jan, 2006
LIFE and pensions company Canada Life has announced strong sales for the quarter to March.
Mon, 16 May, 2005
THE plunge in Elan’s share price has wiped €400 million off the value of Irish pension funds in the first quarter.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2005
Dave Santry, head of investment business at Canada Life, talks to David Clerkin.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2005
PENSIONS and investments firm Canada Life has booked a 45% increase in premium sales in the six months to the end of December 2004.
Wed, 05 Jan, 2005
The CARA Group, a Symantec Elite Solutions Partner, has implemented a Symantec ON iCommand patch management solution in Canada Life.
Tue, 26 Oct, 2004
ALMOST 500,000 Special Savings Incentive Account (SSIA) holders can make a killing over the next 18 months by increasing their monthly contributions to the €254 maximum allowed.
Wed, 06 Oct, 2004
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