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Sunday Property

April 9, 2017 This was a busy week of property news with the quarterly reports issuing from Daft.ie and MyHome.ie. Average houses prices (nationwide) are up almost 10%, worryingly, we are on trend for double digit growth over the next 12 months but hopefully we won’t get […]

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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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A Personal ‘New Age’

Dr. Wayne Dyer in his movie ‘The Shift’ describes periods or events (that he calls “Quantum Moments”) in our lives that shake and redefine us.   What is interesting is how our priorities change after these so-called quantum moments, as we move from a place of making […]

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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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RIPPLE: Ireland’s First Shipping Container Home Celebrated Internationally

It is not often that Irish design and innovation within the property industry is celebrated internationally, so I am especially proud to see that my pet project, Project RIPPLE , has been celebrated this week (more than 18 months after completion) on influential U.S. website Inhabitat.com Inhabitat.com […]

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Really, Mr Fry?

I was not hugely aware of Stephen Fry growing up, he was simply a public figure on the periphery of UK media doing lots of different things that lead me to put him in the category of ‘celebrity’ i.e. someone who is well known for their latest […]

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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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Challenges Facing Remote Irish Buyers

Written by The Buyers’ Coach as a guest post for U.S.-based forum Ireland Move Club   There is a new type  of buyer in the marketplace at the moment; property reports simply refer to them as overseas buyers, while industry media might loosely refer to them as […]

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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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