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'My father left the entire farm to my brother. What can I do?'

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

"Not being fully included in a will can be a matter of losing your life's Work"     Q. I am a farmer's son and am now in my fifties.


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Problem Solver: How do I get my father to let go after handing over reins?

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Fergal Quinn gives his advice below to a successor on the common struggle of a famiy business Handover.     Q. I am 33 and have been


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7 Reasons for Enduring Power of Attorney

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document in which you appoint who should look after your personal and your financial affairs in the event


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Family Business Ireland


Supporting, advising and helping to build sustainable futures for 
Ireland's family owned and family run businesses


Family Business Ireland is an information and support service for the founders, owners, next generation managers and professional advisors of family businesses. Over the past fifteen years Plato has directly facilitated hundreds of family businesses throughout Ireland to successfully manage the issues of succession, legacy, transference and continuity.


Support Services


The support services are fully operational and the panel of expert advisors is in place. The website will be fully developed and enhanced over the coming months.


The challenges and uncertainty facing families in business have never been greater and we sincerely wish to support and inform the largest number of businesses possible. The role of is an added value service to the role of professional experts and trusted advisors.


We look forward to expanding the service and role of over the coming years and as a not-for-profit initiative we warmly welcome the support of other organisations, institutions and individuals with mutual goals