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Taking Negotiations from War-Zone to War-Room

The Philosophy of Bargaining         I have written extensively about negotiation over the past decade; for property and most commercial transactions, I generally recommend pre-negotiation, where possible. There are people for whom negotiating is an innate ability, as natural as breathing, walking and communicating. […]

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The Lost Art of Reading

I am teaching myself to read. This might sound strange coming from an avid reader and published author but unfortunately, it is true. I have written several books and digested several hundred over my lifetime but I have forgotten how to really read. To explain, I enjoy […]

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This One Journey Home

Originally published on www.IrishCentral.com I have never considered myself an emigrant. Yes, I have left Ireland at least three times in my life with the intention of working but I always left with the intention of returning to Ireland within a few years. On the first two […]

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Tips for Writing Non-Fiction

By Carol Tallon, Originally published on Writing.ie  http://www.writing.ie/resources/tips-for-writing-non-fiction-from-carol-tallon/    I deeply suspect that, if asked, most published writers would admit to getting it right the first time ‘by accident’. It requires certain perseverance with a dose of planetary alignment to get your book published. From my own […]

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Why Now Might be the Right Time to Relocate to Sunnier Shores

  According to the recently published Atlas de la Crisis, properties in the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida areas were among the worst affected by the global economic crisis and resulting Spanish property market crash. While signs of recovery were seen in Madrid and Barcelona as far […]

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Wednesday 19th August The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

     Earlier today I chatted to Declan Meehan on the Morning Show about the current rental crisis,  suggestions for fixing the broken marketplace and explained why NAMA is not the discount seller it is perceived to be, in fact, it might just be the premium seller in […]

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There are no good people in the world

That’s right. There are no good people in the world, there are no bad people either.  There are only people; beautiful, complicated, mean, special, challenging, unique people, made up of good, bad, dreams, ideas, fears, aspirations, jealousy, weaknesses and strengths.  The only real question about people – […]

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Stirring up a TV Writers’ Revolution: MediaCityUK

   About SitcomCircle SitcomCircle is the writers’ circle for television writers (all genres) in the UK. While founded in MediaCity UK, our groups are now spread across the country, with 600+ members.  This is a place for existing, emerging and aspiring TV writers to come together to […]

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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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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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