Aiden Egan

Career: Aiden started off his career in AIB where he spent over 3 years working within the Wealth Management Division in Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 as a Relationship Manager to High Net Worth Individuals and gained invaluable experience in doing so. Aiden then joined International Property Firm, Savills where he spent over 4 years working within the Development Land Division where he was part of team of 10 who transacted over one billion euros worth of property from 2006 – 2009. During his time with Savills, Aiden attended DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) on a part time basis where he gained a BSC in Property Studies. Aiden joined ACE Life & Pensions in 2009, the business which his father Aiden Snr established in 1987 and Aiden Jnr has continued the tradition of providing exemplary customer service together with honesty and knowledge in all aspects of Life, Pensions & Investments, all vital principles that his father introduced when he established ACE Life & Pensions in 1987.

Personal Life: Aiden is married to Clare who is a Chartered Accountant and they are proud parents to their baby daughter Lillie. Aiden enjoys a range of sports including, golf, rugby and soccer, especially his beloved Aston Villa! Favourite sporting memories include being in Twickenham on Paddy’s Day 2018 to witness Irelands famous Grand Slam win. Least favourite sporting memory is a toss up between being in Paris for Henry’s hand ball in November 2009 or being in Wembley for Aston Villas play off final defeat to Fulham in May 2018, both memorable days for the wrong reasons!

Good Read Recommendations: Aiden is a major fan of auto-biographies and is currently reading Open by Andre Agassi.

You may be surprised to learn: ACE stands for Aiden Charles Egan our company founder who established ACE Life & Pensions in 1987.

Contact information:


Phone: (086) 353 5226

Damien Murtagh

Career: Damien previously attended Trinity College where he obtained a Bachelor in Business Studies (specialising in Finance). After completing college, he joined Canada Life and was part of a 4-person support team which looked after the Top 50 Brokers in Ireland. In 2006, he joined ACE and is currently a Director of the company. Damien prides himself on providing each and every client with the best advice that suits their needs.

Personal Life: Damien is married to Raychel and has two kids, Mia and Charlie. He is originally from Offaly, but currently resides in Kenagh, Co Longford. He is an avid sports fan – one of his favourite memories is when he was on Hill 16 when Offaly won the Hurling All Ireland against Limerick in 1994.

Hobbies: When time allows, Damien enjoys 5-a-side football on Friday nights. He is also highly involved in coaching Kenagh’s young hurling and soccer teams.

Contact Information


Phone: +353 86 835 7103

Tommy Byrne

Career: Previously studied in AIT where he received his BA in Accountancy. From there he trained in BDM Financial and Accounting Ltd where he qualified as an ACCA accountant working his way to Senior Auditor, working on all manner of audits both statutory and Revenue related in an enjoyable 7 year spell. Tommy then joined AIB working in Business Banking in Naas for 5 years, increasing his lending skills while also finding enjoyment in providing Life and Pension Services to clients. Having got the bug for such work he has made ACE his new home where his friendly but knowledgeable nature has been a hit with clients since joining in June 2018.

Personal life: Tommy is married to Joanne and they have one child Senan. He enjoys all manner of sports, rugby, golf, Gaa and soccer being his preferred choices. He is a lifelong Manchester United fan and an Irish soccer season ticket holder for his sins. One of his favourite memories is following the boys in green to France for Euro 2016.

Good read recommendations: Currently reading the CJ Sansom: Shardlake series of Thriller/Crime books.

You may be surprised to learn: He once did the Queensland Canyon Swing against his better judgment.


Phone: +353 87 941 8378

Maria Leahy

Career: After completing the Leaving Cert in 2008 Maria attended Whitehall College of Further Education where she studied Education and Training for 1 year. In 2009 Maria attended DCU for 3 years and gained a level 8 BSc in Education and Training.

Maria worked in Champagne Beauty Salon part time from 2010 to 2012 and obtained a Salon Assistant Manager position after graduating from DCU and remained there for 2 more years. Maria gained invaluable experience during these years in areas including management, customer service, event management, social media and interpersonal skills.

Maria joined the ACE Life & Pensions team in 2014 as Office Manager. During her time here she attended DIT, Bolton Street and studied Property Studies on a part-time basis. Maria gained her real estate licence and is now an Associate Member of the SCSI.

Maria prides herself in Customer Service and enjoys rising to new challenges.

Personal Life: Having rented in Mullingar for 1 year, Maria currently resides a little closer to home, in Castlepollard. Although not a player of sports, she is a keen hurling supporter as her partner plays county hurling for Westmeath and club hurling for Castlepollard.

She has been known to frequent the odd Rugby match also. Her favourite to date was the Ireland VS New Zealand Game in November 2018 which she was lucky enough to attend.

She enjoys keeping fit by walking/jogging, spending time with friends, discovering new places to go and travelling.

Good read recommendations: Currently reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Favourite City: New York (the greatest city in the world)

You may be surprised to learn: Maria is a ‘true crime’ documentary fanatic. Currently watching Abducted in Plain Sight on Netflix.

Contact Information


Phone: +353 4493 43033

ACE Life & Pensions Office Manager Mariah Leahy