May 2013, Volume 15, Issue 5
News
Ken Norgrove of Zurich General Insurance appointed President of the Insurance Institute of Ireland
Microsoft debuts its first euro-denominated debt securities on the Irish Stock Exchange
Latest figures show 6.8% increase in mortgage approvals on a monthly basis with the value of approvals up by 15.9%
Shane Doherty Joins Paddy Power plc as Head of Finance Online
Law firm to support over 3,000 young people nationally through partnership

Competitions
Win one night luxurious B&B accommodation in the 5-star Fitzwilliam Hotel

Events
Executive Edge Day 2013
2-Day Treasury Training Course: Understanding Treasury - Financial Instruments & Operations

Features
Update on implementation of Personal Insolvency Act 2012

Poll
Should the Government renegotiate Croke Park II?
Yes
No

Undecided


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Features

Update on implementation of Personal Insolvency Act 2012
09/05/2013 - Minister for Justice Alan Shatter recently unveiled further details about the new personal insolvency process, which forms part of the Personal Insolvency Act, 2012. An information campaign about the process has also begun.

Investment Funds - Recent Legal & Regulatory Developments
09/05/2013 - Following the recent publication of the ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) Guidelines on ETFs and Other UCITS Issues (the "Guidelines") - April 2013..

Putting the Brakes on the Start Mortgages Decision
09/05/2013 - In a welcome move, the Irish Government recently published draft legislation which provides that certain previously repealed statutory provisions relating to banks’ powers of enforcement over secured property will continue to apply to all mortgages which were created prior to 1 December 2009.

Government not doing enough to support business growth and investment in jobs needed, say directors
09/05/2013 - Research conducted by the Institute of Directors in Ireland (IoD) with its members, has found that two-thirds (67%) of directors surveyed are not satisfied with the Government's efforts to support business growth in Ireland following two years in office

Competitions

Win one night luxurious B&B accommodation in the 5-star Fitzwilliam Hotel
The ultimate in hotel luxury, The Fitzwilliam Hotel represents both a cosmopolitan landmark and stylish retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle of city life.  Read More


Poll Results

In last month's online poll we asked, "Are you satisfied with the performance of the Government?"

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Featured Events

EnterpriseSTART workshops 2013
Enterprise is central to our economy, and entrepreneurs are the engine of growth.
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UCD Quinn School of Business Open days for Distance Learning Courses
The Centre for Distance Learning is hosting a number of open days throughout May and June to showcase the part-time Diploma and Degree programmes currently available in the School.
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Master Class in Governance in International Financial Services
This two-day Master Class, presented by Dr Margaret Cullen, outlines the responsibilities of corporate directors under Irish company law, and examines the corporate governance issues of relevance to senior financial services practitioners and stakeholders.
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2-Day Treasury Training Course: Understanding Treasury - Financial Instruments & Operations
Understanding treasury including financial instruments and operations is a critical activity for any organisation with transactions in the financial markets.
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Special Offers

Fourball at Powerscourt Golf Club
Enjoy a Four Ball at Powerscourt Golf Club for €240 all set within the beautiful 1,000 acre Powerscourt Estate.
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10% OFF of the list price for the BMA Axia Chairs
In June, get 10% off on the price list for Axia Chairs.
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Accommodation Offer - Corporate Guest
The Beresford Hotel IFSC is ideally located in the centre of Dublin's Financial District with all transport links availabile on the doorstep.
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Great value admission & lunch offers
Exclusive to IFSC Members and Guests. Enjoy a great day at the Guneas Spring Racing Festival for only €49 pp
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Morgan Gathering with Old Jameson Distillery
Return to Ireland and delve into your heritage through a bespoke experience in association with the Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery!
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