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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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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Originally published on www.writing.ie – Carol Tallon   It is difficult to give tips to unpublished writers on actually getting published as it is such an arbitrary occurrence.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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Origins of New Year

Pre- Christian Romans dedicated the 1st January to Janus,the god of doorways, transitions and new beginnings. After Julius Caesar’s death, the Roman Senate unanimously agreed to deify on the 1st of January 42 BC. Janus has two faces, one facing the front and the other facing the […]

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Feliz Año Nuevo

Feliz Año Nuevo or Happy New Year for 2015   Spending this year bouncing between Ireland, the UK and Spain has definitely been a learning experience – my Spanish is coming along (slowly) and I am getting to know a few of the local customs. So in […]

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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 shipping container home – Press Release

Project RIPPLE: Creating Ireland’s first, fully-compliant, shipping container home in Ireland Press Release Ireland’s first fully-compliant shipping container home will be built on the grounds at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Arts) over three days, from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th November as part of an innovative […]

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