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font-size:16px; font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; padding-left:8px;"> Newsletter Archive </td> </tr> <tr><td bgcolor="#E9E9F8"> <table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="article_box"> <tr> <td valign="top"> <tr> <td> <p><a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/newsletter_44.html" style="color:#000000;" />September IFSC Newsletter</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/newsletter_40.html" style="color:#000000;" />August IFSC Newsletter</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/newsletter_33.html" style="color:#000000;" />IFSC July Newsletter</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/newsletter_31.html" style="color:#000000;" />IFSC June Newsletter</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/newsletter_29.html" style="color:#000000;" />May IFSC Newsletter</a></p> </td> </tr> </td> </tr> </table> </table> <BR> </td> <td width="5" valign="top" align="center"></td> <td width="1" valign="top" align="center" bgcolor="#dddddd"></td> <td width="5" valign="top" align="center"></td> <td width="440" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <table class="content" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <tr><td bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <table bgcolor="#FFFFFF" border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="100%" > <tr bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <td> <h3 style="font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; padding:2px 0; color:#686868; font-size:17px;">Welcome to September IFSC Newsletter, brought to you from <a href="http://www.ifsc.ie" target="_blank">www.ifsc.ie</a> & sponsored by</h3> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.aon.com/ireland/consulting/group-risk.jsp"><img src="http://www.ifsc.ie/img/Aon/aon_logo_red_small.jpg" border="0" width="99" height="60" /></a></p><p align="center"><strong>Does your Business need a Fresh Approach?</strong> </p><p align="center">The financial landscape has changed significantly in recent years, particularly where healthcare and pensions are concerned. </p><p align="center">Based on deep market insights, Aon has introduced innovative new solutions - designed to be more relevant to today's environment. Our aim is to bring simplicity to a market that has been characterised by complexity. &nbsp;Aon Consulting was named the best employee benefit consulting firm by the readers of Business Insurance magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. </p><hr /> <h2 style="font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; padding:2px 0; color:#686868; font-size:22px; color:#686868; border-bottom:1px solid #D9D9D9; margin-bottom:8px; padding-bottom:3px; margin-top:5px;">About IFSC.ie</h2> <p>The IFSC website is a one-stop shop for information and services aimed at people working or living in the IFSC &amp; Docklands area. IFSC News brings you details of upcoming events in and around the IFSC, as well as lots of exclusive competitions and special offers.</p><p>Online advertising is one of most inexpensive and highly effective ways of promoting a business. Make sure your <a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/listing.aspx">Company</a> details &amp; <a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/directory.aspx">Services</a> are listed on the IFSC website. With 32,000+ unique users &amp; over a 1,200,000 page impressions per month. Get listed today! - <a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/advertise.aspx">Click here for full details</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </table> <table bgcolor="#FFFFFF" border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr><td class="g-section_heading" bgcolor="#F2980C" align="left" style="color:#fff; font-size:19px; font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; padding-left:8px;"> Competitions </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td> <!--competitions --> <div class="competition"> <p><strong>Win tickets to an Ireland match at Aviva Stadium! </strong> <br>Enter your details for an independent review of your health insurance plan & provider and be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to an Ireland match at Aviva Stadium! &nbsp;<a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/competition.aspx?idcompetition=36&newsletter=44">Read More</a></p></div><hr style="border:0; height:1px; border-top:1px solid #ccc; clear:both;" /> <!--competition_two --> <!--competition_three --> <!--competition_four --> <!--competition_five --> </td> </tr> </table> </td></tr> </table> <table bgcolor="#FFFFFF" border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td class="g-section_heading" bgcolor="#722720" align="left" style="color:#fff; font-size:19px; font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; padding-left:8px;"> Special Offers </td> </tr> <tr><td> <table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div><img src="http://www.ifsc.ie/img/newsletter/Special%20Offers%20Image.jpg" border="0" width="150" height="87" align="right" />We've lots&nbsp;of special offers&nbsp;in September... <p align="left">Whether you're looking&nbsp;for&nbsp;special rate on returning to education&nbsp;or a last minute&nbsp;lunch special,&nbsp;you'll find some great deals in our Special Offers section...<a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/competitions.aspx"><strong>more</strong></a></p><hr /><p align="left"><img src="http://www.ifsc.ie/img/Site%20Images%20Libary/IFSC%20on%20White%20Logo.gif" border="0" width="249" height="108" align="right" />Get your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/page.aspx?idpage=23"><strong>Company listed</strong></a> on the IFSC site for twelve months. </p><p align="left"><em><strong><strong><a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/page.aspx?idpage=7&amp;advertising=true">Click here</a>&nbsp;today and&nbsp;w</strong></strong><strong><strong><strong>e will&nbsp;also give you&nbsp;access to&nbsp;our Special Offers / Events&nbsp;Section for</strong></strong></strong><strong><strong><strong>&nbsp;FREE! </strong></strong></strong></em></p><hr /> <div class="competition"><img src="http://www.ifsc.ie/img/thumbnail\dandelion logo.gif" /><p><strong>2 for 1 evening meals Monday to Friday </strong><br>Dandelion is offering 2 for 1 evening meals Monday to Friday from 5 pm!!! <br /><a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/specialoffer.aspx?idspecial_offer=83&newsletter=44">More</a></p></div><hr style="border:0; height:1px; border-top:1px solid #ccc; clear:both;" /> <div class="competition"><img src="http://www.ifsc.ie/img/thumbnail\harveys logo.gif" /><p><strong>Activity Break in Donegal</strong><br>Enjoy three nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast, 3 dinners in our new Wine Bar, photography workshop, wine tasting, guided walks, newspaper each morning, Tea & Coffee breaks, light lunches, and much more from only 319 per person (no single supplement) in a cosy Courtyard Room or 359 in a luxurious Executive Suite.<br /><a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/specialoffer.aspx?idspecial_offer=185&newsletter=44">More</a></p></div><hr style="border:0; height:1px; border-top:1px solid #ccc; clear:both;" /> <div class="competition"><p><strong>Budapest Dental Prices in Dublin City</strong>&nbsp;Fantastic savings on all your dental needs. <br><a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/specialoffer.aspx?idspecial_offer=107&newsletter=44">More</a></p></div><hr style="border:0; height:1px; border-top:1px solid #ccc; clear:both;" /> <div class="competition"><img src="http://www.ifsc.ie/img/thumbnail\giraffe logo.gif" /><p><strong>Call Louise to find out about our First Time Booking Offers</strong><br>Childcare? First Time Booking Offers<br /><a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/specialoffer.aspx?idspecial_offer=199&newsletter=44">More</a></p></div><hr style="border:0; height:1px; border-top:1px solid #ccc; clear:both;" /> <div class="competition"><img src="http://www.ifsc.ie/img/thumbnail\Aqua logo_1.jpg" /><p><strong> 75 earlybird for 2 with wine!</strong><br>Enjoy a 3 course meal for 2 INCLUDING a bottle of wine for only 75!!!!!!!!! <br /><a href="http://www.ifsc.ie/specialoffer.aspx?idspecial_offer=174&newsletter=44">More</a></p></div><hr style="border:0; height:1px; border-top:1px solid #ccc; clear:both;" /> </td> </tr> </table> </td></tr> </table> <table bgcolor="#FFFFFF" border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td class="g-section_heading" bgcolor="#52958F" align="left" style="color:#fff; font-size:19px; font-family:Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; padding-left:8px;"> Poll Results </td> </tr> <tr><td> <table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div class="competition"><img src="http://www.ifsc.ie/images/bgs/polls3.gif" align="right" /> <p>In last month's online poll we asked, "Is Nama acting fast enough? 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