About us

AJ Short & Associates is a financial advisory firm specialising in personal financial planning. Our focus is on the following

  • Pensions – Pre & Post Retirement Planning
  • Investments – Ranging from Equity based to Deposit based investment solutions
  • Life and Serious Illness Cover/Mortgage Protection/Income Protection
  • Mortgages
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Negotiation

With over 30 years experience in the insurance and financial services industries we can help you find the most appropriate financial solution to suit your specific need.

We strive always to offer you clear and professional financial advice to assist you in managing your finances and plans for the future.

A.J. Short & Associates is regulated by the Central Bank Of Ireland. We are therefore duty bound under the consumer protection code to identify and offer you the best financial product from our product providers to suit your needs.

For you, this means, advice based on a fair analysis of the market.

The Team:


paul-short-1Paul Short

QFA (Qualified Financial Adviser).

Paul has over 40 years experience in the Financial Services Industry and accordingly possesses an invaluable knowledge within this sector. Having spent 17 years with Norwich Union (now Aviva) from where he started as a Broker Consultant, he progressed steadily during this time rising to a Senior Management position within the group prior to leaving in 1995. In 1996 he started A J Short & Associates where he held the positon of Managing Partner, and subsequently became Managing Director of A J Short & Associates Ltd in 2012. Paul is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA awarded by the Institute of Bankers and the LIA)and is also a qualified Personal Insolvency Practitioner. Paul is a former President of IMAF and is also a member of the LIA. An active rugby enthusiast, Paul is currently President of Old Wesley RFC and during the summer months is an keen sailor and has a great interest in hurling.


Lisa Byrne

QFA (Qualified Financial Adviser), RPA.

Lisa has a wealth of knowledge across many areas having started her career in financial services in 1999. She gained valuable corporate experience with  Bank of Ireland group prior to joining A.J.Short & Associates in 2002. She became a partner in 2005 and thereafter a Director of A.J Short & Associates Ltd in 2014. Lisa has forged strong trusted relationship with both clients and business partners alike.  Lisa prides herself on providing trusted advice by developing an understanding of clients requirements in order to achieve the best personalised solution. Lisa holds the Diploma in Qualified Financial Advice (QFA awarded by the Institute of Bankers and the LIA)  and a Diploma in Wealth Management through the Institute of Bankers.  She is an accredited product adviser (APA) in personal general insurance.