Bank of Ireland to host Ennis pension seminar

Bank of Ireland to host Ennis pension seminar


Bank of Ireland will host a seminar on pensions in Ennis on October 4that 7.45am.

The event, titled ‘Future Proof your Future’ will take place in Temple Gate Hotel Ennis, is free to attend and will feature a number of topics and speakers.

The seminar will explore a number of topics including the current pension environment, types of products available, adequacy levels for provision, insights into how to kick-start your pension, and tax benefits.

Discussing the event, Bernard Walsh, Head of Pensions & Investments at Bank of Ireland Life, who will speak at the event, said: “Securing your financial future is an important step to ensure sufficient income for when you retire. It can be hard sometimes to commit the time to review your pension so we’re inviting people to attend one of our seminars to hear the facts, trends and economic updates relevant to pensions.

“The events will suit people who may be starting out on the pension journey, or who may already have started a pension, because while some people have started their retirement savings journey, many are saving at an inadequate level. We will explore all of these topics and I would encourage those interested to come along to our ‘Future Proof your Future’ event,” he added.

The tax deadline in October brings pensions into focus for many people, particularly those who are self-employed. Saving into a pension fund remains a key tax planning tool, as the fund grows tax free. Pension holders may also qualify for a tax free lump sum at retirement and should be able to draw down a certain amount of income tax-free.



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.