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June 24, 2024

Blueprint financial planning are delighted to be sponsoring professional golfer Peter Lawrie on the European Senior tour for the 2024/2025 season. Peter will sport the Blueprint logo on his apparel at all events.

April 24, 2024

Blueprint Financial MD John O’Driscoll contributed an article on the importance of financial fitness and its relevance in people’s overall financial wellbeing. Blueprint recently commissioned a survey on people’s attitudes and behaviours around financial planning. Full article available HERE.

March 7, 2024

Blueprint MD John O’Driscoll was featured in a full page spread on The Echo newspaper in their Trading Stories feature. John spoke at length about his late Father being his main motivation to launch his own business, the challenges faced by small businesses and the importance of robust financial planning.

November 9, 2023

John O’Driscoll company MD attended the Broker Expert Awards in Dublin’s Mansion House. A great achievement again to be a finalist in the prestigious investment broker expert category.

November 2, 2023

John O’Driscoll presenting new training tops to members of O’Donovan Rossa ladies football panel who recently won County and Munster honours.

October 1, 2023

Pictured, John O'Driscoll presents a cheque for €9500 for West Cork Down syndrome raised from the Blueprint Financial Annual Charity Golf Classic.

September 2, 2023

Over 100 golfers competed in glorious sunshine at Skibbereen Goof Club at our 4th annual charity golf classic raising much needed funds for West Cork Down Syndrome Support Group.

August 4, 2023

Blueprint Financial has renewed sponsorship of training gear for O’Donovan Rossa GAA in 2023.

March 31, 2023

Blueprint MD John O’Driscoll featured in both the Irish Times and Examiner on March 31st discussing challenges affecting SME’s, the need for proper succession planning and how we should all have a sunny day fund. You can read the Irish Times article here:

March 27, 2023

John O’Driscoll recently appeared on the Red Business podcast discussing financial planning for younger clients and Blueprint Financial Planning recently celebrating 5 years in business. Listen Here:

November 15, 2022

Blueprint Financial Planning were delighted to be a finalist in the Best Investment Broker in Ireland category in the Brokers Ireland Expert Awards for 2022. Brokers Ireland is the representative body of financial brokers and the awards took place in  Croke Park.

October 10, 2022

John O’Driscoll was delighted to be named Cork Business Person of the year by the All Ireland Business Foundation. John is pictured in beautiful Lough Hyne holding his accreditation certificate and gold medal as awarded by the foundation.

September 1, 2022

The 3rd Blueprint Financial Planning golf classic was recently held in Skibbereen Golf Club. This year’s chosen charity was Breakthrough Cancer Research. Over 50 players took part in glorious sunshine for this great cause.

January 9, 2022

John O’Driscoll MD of Blueprint Financial Planning pictured with players and management of Skibbereen Community School as Blueprint are confirmed as sponsors of team training tops for both the Men’s and Ladies football teams.

September 25, 2021

The second annual Blueprint Financial Planning golf classic took place in Skibbereen Golf Club on Saturday 25th September. The chosen charity this year was the Skibbereen branch of Saint Vincent de Paul. 80 players took part in a 4 ball better ball format with the winning team represented Jerome A. McCarthy solicitors in Cork city.

August 3, 2021

A team sponsored by Blueprint Financial Planning won the Jack Lynch Golf Classic played over the August bank holiday weekend at Skibbereen Golf Club. Blueprint Managing Director John O’Driscoll was joined on the team by local businessmen Seán Carmody and Paul Ring. The team had a fantastic score of 56 points in the 3 ball, […]

April 27, 2021

John O’Driscoll the Managing Director of Blueprint Financial Planning contributed a piece on investments to the "Talking Cents’" finance column in the Irish Examiner on Tuesday April 27th 2021. John discussed the various options that are currently available to consumers given the prevailing low interest rate environment.

September 12, 2020

John O'Driscoll presenting a cheque for €8,440 to Grainne Prendergast of Cork Arc Cancer House. The proceeds were as a result of a charity golf classic Blueprint Financial Planning organised in Skibbereen Golf Club on 12th Sept 2020.

September 12, 2020

On Sept 12th 2020 Blueprint Financial Planning held a charity golf classic in Skibbereen to raise much needed funds for Cork Arc Cancer Support House in Bantry, West Cork. Cork Arc provide essential services and support to cancer patients and their families. Over 90 players participated with many of Blueprint’s clients travelling from all parts of […]

May 25, 2020

Blueprint Financial Planning Managing Director John O’Driscoll contributed to the May edition of Irish celebrity magazine RSVP giving tips on how to deal with the financial pressures of the Covid 19 pandemic. Also in May 2020 The Echo newspaper featured Blueprint in their “Trading Stories” feature.

April 25, 2020

The Southern Star newspaper which is one of the largest independent newspapers in the country recently published an article from Blueprint Financial Planning MD John O’Driscoll. In the article John discussed the impact of the Coronavirus on investment markets and what individuals should do in these turbulent times.

April 19, 2020

John O'Driscoll was delighted to be asked by The Sunday Independent newspaper to answers some of their readers financial questions. The feature appeared in the Business section of the paper on Sunday 19th of April 2020. 

November 29, 2019

The second annual West Cork Business and Tourism awards were held in Inchydoney Hotel on November 29th 2019. Blueprint Financial Planning were delighted to once again sponsor the Best New Business category won by Skibbereen company Travelmaster. Pictured above receiving their award from Blueprint M.D. are the Travelmaster team.

October 16, 2019

Blueprint Financial Planning recently commissioned a survey on Pensions which was covered by several media outlets including Red FM and newspapers including The Examiner, The Echo, The Mirror, The Sun and regional West Cork paper The Southern Star. Blueprint MD John O’Driscoll remarked that the survey proved that people need to “wake up and realise […]

October 10, 2019

Blueprint Financial Planning once again sponsored the Mixed Foursomes Matchplay in Skibbereen & West Carbery golf club this year. Managing Director John O’Driscoll is pictured presenting the prizes to winners Jerome O’Driscoll & Bernie Ryan and runners up Pat & Maura Dwyer.

September 12, 2019

John O'Driscoll MD of Blueprint Financial Planning receiving a Business All Star Accreditation and Gold Medal from the All Ireland Business Foundation on behalf of his company Blueprint Financial Planning. The awards ceremony took place in Croke Park on Thursday September 12th 2019. John remarked after the ceremony "It is such a huge achievement to […]

August 15, 2019

Blueprint Financial Planning are once again delighted to be sponsoring the Best New Business category in the West Cork Business and Tourism Awards 2019. As Managing Director John O’Driscoll remarked “As a relatively new business ourselves we are proud to be a category sponsor. These awards are a great initiative for new businesses in the […]

July 10, 2019

Blueprint Financial Planning are once again delighted to be sponsors of the Jack Lynch Memorial Golf week at Skibbereen and West Carbery golf club. Former Taoiseach Jack Lynch was a former Patron of the club.

January 24, 2019

John O’Driscoll was delighted to be asked by Zurich to participate in a select round-table panel discussion at their Broker Ignite launch event in the Maryborough on Thursday January 24th 2019. John discussed how his Blueprint Financial Planning has used social media in its first year of trading to attract new clients.