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Mapping Opportunities for Property Investors in a Changed Spain

A recently published book ‘Atlas de la Crisis’ [Atlas of the Crisis] by Ricardo Méndez of the CSIC analyzes the socioeconomic impact of six consecutive years of crisis and severe austerity policies on Spain from the years 2007 to 2013. The changes in Spain over the past […]

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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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Shipping Container Home – Building Workshop with Q&A Panel

Shipping Container Build – One day workshop Bringing together all the expertise needed to complete your shipping container home build in Ireland and the UK. Delivered by members of the teams that created the first homes in both the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. SCHEDULE […]

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Grillagh Water House by Patrick Bradley

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Grillagh House, the stunning shipping container home created by Patrick Bradley Architects in Northern Ireland. The weather was horrendous so please excuse the dark photos, which do not do this amazing, light-filled property justice! As a testament to how well […]

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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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House Price Surges Outside The Capital

Q1 2015: Focus on Carlow and Kilkenny   It’s official, I have made the transition from property commentator to property cynic seamlessly. Speaking this morning with John Masterson on the Sue Nunn Show on KCLR 96fm (serving the Carlow/Kilkenny areas) I was asked about the Irish Independent […]

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Sunday Independent: The starter home now just a fairytale for our children

Sarah Caden, writing in the Sunday Independent, 8 March 2015   The starter home now just a fairytale for our children Youth of today told to forget about the property ladder while an older generation sits snug in their semi-ds It’s hard to know which would be […]

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Newstalk: Why Ireland’s property recovery could be more painful than the crash

Joseph Conroy writing on the Newstalk blog: Carol Tallon, author of the Irish Property Buyers Handbook joined The Pat Kenny Show to discuss the Irish property market – she warns that buyers face a tough few years as they wait for more supply to come on the market. The […]

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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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