May 27, 2017

Read This If You Do Not Understand Why Trump Won

November 10, 2016

The election for US president wasn’t about who would be president but rather it was a vote for, or against, the establishment, for or against the status quo, for unbridled capitalism or for capitalism that serves the majority of regular voters. […]

Business Meetings in the Middle East

July 18, 2016

According to Enterprise Ireland, exports from Ireland to the Middle East are heading for €3 billion per annum and many more Irish companies are considering entering this lucrative market. If you are going on an exploratory business trip or are thinking of travelling out to meet with a potential partner, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Doing business in the Middle East is very different from doing business at home and the ‘rules of engagement’ that we take for granted here are not necessarily the same there. […]

Have you ever heard of Commercial Empathy?

May 7, 2016

While writing this piece I searched for a definition of ‘Commercial Empathy and very surprisingly, I could not find one anywhere on the internet. Consequently, I decided to construct my own ;

“The ability to understand, share and resolve the challenges faced by potential and existing customers or organisational stakeholders”.
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Christmas Can Be Magical….

December 18, 2015

It’s so good to see so many people in such good form, particularly those that you may not have seen for over a year, return for their annual visit home having had made a new life abroad, unfortunately in a lot of cases, not by choice. But they are home, the Craic is mighty and it’s like everybody has decided that the cares of the world can be left behind and it’s time to enjoy life to the full. […]

Alcohol Abuse or Abuse of a Nation?

December 10, 2015

  When you consider the proposals for minimum pricing on alcohol that the government is presently proposing, you inevitably will ask whether or not this is the best solution to what we perceive to be […]

When is Equality not Equality? When it’s RefCom2015

May 20, 2015

If this referendum was truly about equality and nothing else, it would probably be carried by ninety-five percent of those who will vote. However, after spending the last couple of weeks researching the implications of the proposed amendment and speaking to countless numbers of people both LBGT and heterosexual, I am convinced that there is considerably more to this than simple equality. […]

Whatever You Say, Say Nothing….

March 12, 2015

The biggest changes in history which relate to the welfare of all the people in society, started out with somebody voicing what was then considered a controversial opinion. Consider the abolition of slavery, the granting of the vote for women, the decriminalisation of homosexuality, the introduction of contraception and indeed, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights itself. These and countless other pivotal moments in the development of our civilised society resulted from those who have the courage of their convictions and regardless of the cost to themselves, they stood by what was right not always what was convenient. […]

Election 2014, who actually gives a damn?

May 22, 2014

It is said that “bad governments get elected when good people don’t vote” and while it is a clever phrase, it is also 100 percent correct. You see, the way our so-called democracy works is that the majority of elected representatives, supposedly representing the majority of citizens, get to dictate the direction and policies of Parliament, whether that is in Dublin or in Strasbourg. And while this is a lovely little theory, there is one rather large fly in the ointment……. […]

Tesla will change your world, literally.

December 8, 2013

This article is about a seismic shift in transportation which is already happening. Make no mistake, the Tesla Model S is a game changer and the entire oil fueled world will change as a result. Consider these facts; it costs about five euros to ‘fill the tank’ on which it can travel 300 miles, it only needs a single oil change every fifteen years, it can have it’s ‘operating system’ updated anytime by the factory as it is permanently connected to the internet and that, even using power station supplied mains electricity, it is still fifty percent cleaner than an equivalent petrol ‘car.

Not forgetting that the seven seater hatchback is faster to one hundred miles an hour than the new Porsche 911! […]

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