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House hunters’ relationship status with the Dublin market? It’s complicated

We now have twice as many house-hunters across Ireland as we have available homes For would-be property buyers in Ireland right now, it is fair to say that the goalposts have shifted,  regularly.  In the last week we learned that despite the yoyo Central Bank lending rules, […]

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Sunday Property Round-Up

Johnny Ronan on the need for Dublin to build upwards; why can’t we solve a problem that everyone agrees on & rats in Dublin’s emergency accommodation facilities… Good news for property watchers with plenty of time on their hands and very patient spouses, there is a lot […]

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Ireland’s Latest Property & Development News

Sunday Property Round-Up Never let it be said that Irish newspapers don’t offer value for money; today’s line-up is jam-packed with the best property commentary I’ve read for months.  Plenty to keep you going through the long weekend.  If you only have time for one paper today, […]

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What I learned as a non-planner in a room full of planners

Originally published on www.thejournal.ie , April 16, 2017 Last week I was invited to speak at the Irish Planning Institute AGM in beautiful Westport.  Knowing that IPI membership is made up of planners from the public and private sector, I had to work to keep an open […]

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Sunday Property Review

April 23, 2017 The Sunday Times Move If you only have time for one newspaper today, for property news, The Sunday Times is the one to get. Editor Linda Daly writes about ‘A new generation of unban living – First time buyers, returnees, investors and renters want […]

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Sunday Property Review

April 16, 2017 The Sunday Times Move Linda Daly writes about the restored Carriage House at Beech Park in Clonsilla, near Luttrellstown Castle. This 19th-Century, two-storey cottage on nurtured, plant-filled gardens is available to rent, check out www.thecarriagehouse.co for full details. And from one bespoke home to […]

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Morning Routines

Amanda Webb of Spiderworking.com recently put together the morning routines of business women and entrepreneurs.  My contribution is below and there are lots of interesting perspectives from the other 16 contributors.  For the full article, click here: http://www.spiderworking.com/blog/2017/03/08/morning-routine/   Morning Routine: My alarm is set for either […]

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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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