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Real Estate Investment 2015: Where in the World?

Almost eight years on from the global financial crisis that plunged property markets across the globe into a downward spiral, recovery is the latest order of business in 2015, but what does that even look like? More importantly, will investors follow strong yields or pricing trends? Quick […]

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Men invited to Women in the Media conference to debate common challenges

  The third Women in Media conference is this year inviting men to discuss the common challenges and issues that they both face working in the media and dealing with journalists. Former Tánaiste and Progressive Democrats leader Mary Harney will open the weekend conference on Saturday April […]

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Writing for TV: Top Tips from Lisa Chernin

Last week SitcomCircle hosted the ‘Writing for TV’ course and workshops in the Media Lounge, MediaCityUK. This intensive course was delivered by Lisa Chernin, a media professional with more than 25 years experience in scriptwriting, sitcom writing and TV comedy performance in the US and the UK. […]

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Dealing with Difficult People – By Roy Lilley

  During a recent trip to the library, the title of this book caught my eye.  This is an issue that almost everyone needs to know about as most of us will need this on regular basis (also, I have long suspected that I may be one […]

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Three Feet from Gold

With so many wealth, business and leadership books available, it is easy to get caught up with the latest management jargon or wealth buzzwords – no doubt many of these are worthy, however, from time to time, I feel it is worth revisiting the classics and this […]

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Tips for writing non-fiction

Originally published on www.writing.ie – Carol Tallon   It is difficult to give tips to unpublished writers on actually getting published as it is such an arbitrary occurrence. I deeply suspect that, if asked, most published writers would admit to getting it right the first time ‘by […]

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SAREB, Spain’s ‘bad bank’ selling 40 properties a day

By Carol Tallon Originally published in Th Sunday Business Post (Ireland) and Costa Almeria News (Spain)   Last week, president of Sareb, Spain’s so-called ‘bad bank’, Belen Romana had her first appearance before the State Senate. Set up in 2012, government-owned Sareb is essentially a State management […]

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Property sellers across Spain face possible tax hikes

President Rajoy has been criticised for planning to increase taxes on the sale of second hand homes By Carol Tallon Originally published in the Costa Almeria News   President Rajoy has encountered resistance from within the Senate to his party’s proposal to increase the level of taxes […]

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Ireland’s first fully-compliant shipping container home

For more than two years I have been working with an incredibly innovative, dedicated and – most importantly – patient architect, Derek Trenaman and his team at Ceardean Design & Construction in Dublin to create the very first, fully-compliant, shipping container home in the Republic of Ireland. […]

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Women in Media 2014

Following on from it’s successful, inaugural event last year, the Women in Media conference returns to Ballybunnion, County Kerry from the 11th to the 13th April 2014:    “Be Inspired by the dreams, vision and voices of WIM Ballybunion 2014! Welcome to WIM Ballybunion 2014 – we […]

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