So second-time lucky with the trip – we were actually able to leave the country this time and no snow in sight (Hailstorms were forecast for Dublin but again we were lucky and no umbrellas needed!)
The Society of Actuaries was holding a pensions meeting with a talk from the very eloquent Gerry O’Carroll about the continuation/resurrection of Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes. There was a record number turnout (obviously due to our arrival!!) and an interesting debate about how to save DB pension schemes.
Having first thought that we would have the opportunity to see Dublin (and shop…) our time suddenly became full of back-to-back meetings – which proved extremely interesting and worthwhile.
We will be going back soon and hope the exchange rate will be more favourable for the overdue shopping!