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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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Emerging PropTech In Ireland

#PropTech There has been massive resistance within sectors of the property industry to the emerging technologies designed specifically for this industry.  But resisting change is no longer an option; property technology, or #PropTech, is revolutionising the marketplace.  This is happening.   Property is not only one of […]

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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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A Course in Miracles: Finding Your Own Inner Teacher

About A Course in Miracles   The original text was delivered by Professor Helen Schucman and Professor William (Bill) Thetford, both professors of Medical Psychology at Columbia University back in the 1970’s.  I am using the term ‘delivered’ as neither took credit for being the authors, but […]

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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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