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Christmas Comes to Dublin

THE clouds parted for a few brief hours last Sunday as thousands gathered in the Grafton Quarter of Dublin to welcome the Christmas season. The first address was given by 98FM’s Adrian Kennedy, who led a minute of silence as a mark of solidarity with the victims […]

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The Everyday Reality of House-Hunting in Dublin

There are fewer ready buyers in the Dublin market at the moment, the problem is that every buyer is competing for the same few houses   House-hunting is rarely as exciting or romantic as the term might suggest and this is particularly true in the Dublin market […]

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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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Uncertainty Causes Chaos; Out of Chaos Comes Opportunity

   Everybody wants yesterday’s bargain, today, based upon tomorrow’s market news Working with home-buyers and property investors over the past decade, throughout one of the most turbulent economic times in modern history, has taught me one important thing: Everybody wants yesterday’s bargain, today, with the certainty of […]

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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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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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Guide to surviving the college accommodation hunt – for parents

Within moments of your teenage son or daughter receiving their CAO offer, the initial feeling of relief fades quickly as suddenly the realisation hits, your baby is no longer a baby. For most teenagers, starting college is the start of a new phase of their lives. It […]

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