Entries by Gearoid Cleere


Cleere Life & Pensions is delighted to announce that it has become the latest recipient of the prestigious Business All-Star Accreditation, having recently accepted recognition for All-Star Kilkenny Financial Services Company 2020/2021. For the past eight weeks the team at Cleere Life & Pensions has been working with the All-Ireland Business Foundation to achieve Business All-Star Accreditation. […]

Mortgages During These Unprecedented Times

Getting a mortgage can be stressful at the best of times. Add a pandemic and things really heat up. Whether you are applying for a mortgage or have signed contracts for your new home, here are some of the current complications to watch out for. If you are looking for mortgage approval, you have loan approval and are looking […]

Is Income Protection worth paying for?

With so much doom and gloom in the air, many people are considering worst-case scenarios and wondering how they would cope if they lost their job, or whether they can afford to fall ill in the current environment. Income protection insurance – which provides a replacement income if you’re unable to work due to sickness […]

Covid-19 Update

We at Cleere Life & Pensions sincerely hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We would like to assure you, our clients, that while your health and safety and that of our staff is our priority, it is business as usual with Cleere Life & Pensions and Cleere Mortgages.


FINANCES DURING COVID-19 You may be worried and have every right to be about falling into financial difficulties during the restrictions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The worry if your income drops due to coronavirus restrictions or you incur unexpected expenses, you may find you don’t have enough to cover your usual outgoings or […]

Protecting your Main Asset !

What is the most important asset you hold? Most people would respond by saying it’s their home, others who don’t own a property might say it’s their car, either one of these could be correct but it’s unlikely.

Savings Fund or Pension Fund

Savings fund or pension fund: there’s only on Ireland today, the answer to this question is pretty obvious and it’s based very much on what age you are, writes Jill Kerby. In Ireland today, the answer to this question is pretty obvious and it’s based very much on what age you are.The young – 15-24 […]

Does Volatility matter if you’re a Long Term Investor?

As a long-term investor you should not be too worried about the short-term outlook and all of the market “noise”. This type of volatility is not uncommon, it just appears dramatic or different because we’ve just come through a period where markets have been up for the past number of years and funds have been performing well. Markets will average at least one decline each year, markets will fall at least one out of every 4 years yet over the long run Equities will still outperform every other asset class including Cash.