Eddie Melvin


In 1986 Eddie left New Ireland Assurance and set up Melvin Financial Services in the knowledge that being a broker provided him with access to a broader and more competitive range of products to service his growing client base. Service and price have been the key building blocks to growing the business. With over 40 years service in the insurance business, Eddie brings a wealth of practical knowledge, experience and contacts.

Eddie is the Managing Director at Melvin Financial Services. He is a Qualified Financial Adviser (QFA), a member of Brokers Ireland (BI) and a life-long member of the Life Insurance Association (LIA).

Walking, cycling and boating are his leisurely pursuits along with being a Gaelic football and rugby enthusiast.

Tony Boland


Tony has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. He has an in-depth knowledge and expertise of pensions, investments, savings and protection.

Tony is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Qualified Financial Adviser (QFA), Retirement Planning Adviser (RPA) and a Specialist Investment Adviser (SIA). He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from University College Dublin and has attained a Masters in Financial Services also from University College Dublin. Tony is a member of Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB Ireland) and the Life Insurance Association (LIA).

Tony is also a scuba diving enthusiast and is an active member of a voluntary underwater search and recovery unit in the community. He also coaches mini rugby each week with Ballina Rugby Football Club.

Fionn Sweeney

CFA®, QFA, PTP, M.Econ.Sc.

Fionn is an experienced financial advisor, focussed on delivering the best advice to his clients.

He started in the industry in 2005 with Acumen & Trust and Davy Stockbrokers in Dublin. He also worked for Willis Towers Watson and LCP in the UK from 2011-2019. He then returned to Ireland to work with Melvin Financial Services in Ballina. He is also a director of the Ballina Credit Union.

In terms of qualifications, Fionn is a CFA® Charterholder and a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA). He is an affiliate member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). He also has a Masters in Economics from UCD. He has recently completed a Diploma in Financial Planning and has passed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER or CFP® certification examination.

Outside the office, he is involved in the Ballina Lions Club, the Stephenites Squash Club and Grainne Uaile Sub Aqua Club.

Mary Mulhern

Mary joined Melvin Financial Services in 2003 and qualified as a Financial Adviser (QFA) in 2006. She previously worked in Retail & Investment Banking in New York and Insurance Client Services in Galway. Mary is a member of the Life Insurance Association (LIA).

Sharon Keane

Sharon joined Melvin Financial Services in 2006. She previously worked in corporate finance in New York for an international law firm.

Outside of work she loves the outdoors and enjoying life in general with family and friends.

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