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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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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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Introduction to A Course in Miracles

“This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum.  It means only that you can elect what you want to take at any given time.  This […]

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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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RIPPLE: Ireland’s First Shipping Container Home Celebrated Internationally

It is not often that Irish design and innovation within the property industry is celebrated internationally, so I am especially proud to see that my pet project, Project RIPPLE , has been celebrated this week (more than 18 months after completion) on influential U.S. website Inhabitat.com Inhabitat.com […]

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Really, Mr Fry?

I was not hugely aware of Stephen Fry growing up, he was simply a public figure on the periphery of UK media doing lots of different things that lead me to put him in the category of ‘celebrity’ i.e. someone who is well known for their latest […]

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STEPS TO BUYING PROPERTY IN IRELAND

   The process of buying property in Ireland can confuse first-time buyers and overseas buyers who are familiar with buying property in other countries as many of the steps are counter-intuitive or, dare I say, even illogical. Technology is available but has been used to make this […]

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