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Emerging PropTech In Ireland

#PropTech There has been massive resistance within sectors of the property industry to the emerging technologies designed specifically for this industry.  But resisting change is no longer an option; property technology, or #PropTech, is revolutionising the marketplace.  This is happening.   Property is not only one of […]

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Focus on Social Housing will Make the Rental Crisis Worse

[Extract from a guest column in The Times Focus on Social Housing Will Make the Rental Crisis Worse ] I am not a betting person, but if I was, I would have bet on Simon Coveney or Leo Varadkar becoming our new Minister for Housing.  Once the […]

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Do Leaders Manage the Crisis, or does the Crisis Make a Leader?

How leaders in times of crisis think, act and feel There is an assumption that times of crisis require leadership, I am interested to find out whether the opposite is true to an equal or greater extent.  That is, I propose that real and impactful leaders require […]

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Why So Stupid? How The Human Race Has Never Really Learned to Think

  I recently picked up a copy of Edward de Bono’s book Why So Stupid? How the Human Race has Never Really Learned to Think. It’s quite a provocative title but having read much of de Bono’s work before, that didn’t put me off! The book aims […]

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STEPS TO BUYING PROPERTY IN IRELAND

   The process of buying property in Ireland can confuse first-time buyers and overseas buyers who are familiar with buying property in other countries as many of the steps are counter-intuitive or, dare I say, even illogical. Technology is available but has been used to make this […]

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Explosive Living with Explosive Spirit

How many New Age books did you give or receive this Christmas? How many sit on your bookshelves right now? Can you force a spiritual awakening? PEOPLE talk of epic journeys starting with a single step, but I’m not too sure about this. The more I think […]

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Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk: Property Market 2016

  AnotherNew Year, another new Irish property report… To kick off 2016, Carol Tallon, author of the Irish Property Buyers’ Handbook annuals joined Pat Kenny on Newstalk, with the ever-engaging Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers to discuss the latest property report from MyHome.ie (Q4 2015). Listen […]

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CSR is Dead; Long Live Industry-Specific Corporate Social Impact

Resources being spent addressing social needs without the structure of a business model are unsustainable and therefore incapable of having any significant impact. The business world can seem overly complex to the charity sector; an ‘us versus them’ attitude has always prevailed, making collaboration between the two […]

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Estate Agents in Ireland Need to Get Social

LAST week I attended the IAB Mobile Connect Conference at the, always impressive, Guinness Storehouse. The theme of the day was ‘Mobilise your Marketing Mix’ and it got me thinking about how estate agents promote their property business and, in particular, how this has changed (if at […]

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The Everyday Reality of House-Hunting in Dublin

There are fewer ready buyers in the Dublin market at the moment, the problem is that every buyer is competing for the same few houses   House-hunting is rarely as exciting or romantic as the term might suggest and this is particularly true in the Dublin market […]

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