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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Originally published on www.writing.ie – Carol Tallon   It is difficult to give tips to unpublished writers on actually getting published as it is such an arbitrary occurrence.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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Challenges for planning social housing needs

  Last week saw the release of the government strategy to deal with social housing, in detail. The broad strategy was outlined in Budget 2015 last month, however, it was criticised for being light on actionable details. This most recent report goes some way to address those […]

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The changing face of housing in Ireland

If the State is not in a position to deliver a solution, then its need to get out of the way of the people who can There have been many reasons to feel angry and frustrated and let down by the State about its response to housing […]

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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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Ireland’s first fully-compliant shipping container home

For more than two years I have been working with an incredibly innovative, dedicated and – most importantly – patient architect, Derek Trenaman and his team at Ceardean Design & Construction in Dublin to create the very first, fully-compliant, shipping container home in the Republic of Ireland. […]

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RTE Radio One: A Building Bubble

A Building Bubble? 17 May 2014 13:00 The Business with Richard Curran: This week, the Government announced plans to tackle the property market. In Construction 2020, 75 action points were highlighted, but will these initiatives create a healthy market or are we on course for yet another […]

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Ireland’s Women on Air

    Over the last few weeks I have received a number of emails from journalists asking for contributors to discuss various aspects of the Irish property market and, in particular, the new Building Regulations (effective as of today, March 1 2014).  I am always happy to […]

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Well done to UDC Science Society for Crumlin fundraiser

  Friday evening, Ciamha Foley together with her friends, family and fellow UCD students hosted a fabulous fundraising evening ‘Strictly Come Dancing’  in The Red Cow Hotel in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin. I was proud to be invited along to share in the evening and […]

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