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That which abides… a barometer for love & startups

June 11, 2019 0 Comments

Coincident to marking a decade in Ireland last November, a colleague introduced me to a startup he’d joined as a co-founder. Frankly, in spite of my longstanding enthusiasm for all bright and shiny new things – I was far less intrigued and excited – and considerably more cynical than I would have been ten years […]

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An Election Day Road Trip; Ireland to Damascus…

May 21, 2019 0 Comments

…or back to business as usual in our “Grey Town“. All aboard! We’re on the road to the polls Friday – and just for one day – ordinary citizens are driving. By Monday next, we’ll know if we Irish have collectively stepped up and chosen our own Road to Damascus… …or as in C.S Lewis’ […]

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Coffee Klatches, Consciousness-Raising & Water Coolers…

May 8, 2019 0 Comments

So what do they have in common? They remind us that there really is “nothing new under the sun”. And the sentiment itself is ancient – Ecclesiastes 1:9 – written nearly a thousand years BCE. “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the […]

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On Memoir as a Call to Action…

September 22, 2018 0 Comments

So what’s memoir? It’s simply a tool – and it’s best described by Julia Cameron – who created it: “The Memoir is a weekly exercise that builds upon itself. You will divide your life into sections; as a rule of thumb, divide your age by twelve, and this is the number of years you will […]

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Bankers’ Self-Interest, 2 Households Homeless & Suicide

July 2, 2018 0 Comments

The Author will remain anonymous as this case is still in litigation. We share the story to encourage others who were similarly treated or misled by their banks – to come forward. My story: The “Bank” is now involved in trying to repossess my family home, along with my partner, his wife and children’s family […]

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Irish Mothers & Property Rights

July 2, 2018 0 Comments

Our guest contributor highlights the very different outcomes when it comes to the property rights of a married vs. an unmarried woman: “Unmarried Irish Mothers Have No Rights” Yvonne Walsh is an unmarried Irish mother.  Perhaps not a politically correct distinction to make in this 21st century Ireland of alleged equal status for all.  But no […]

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“Where will you be five years from today?”

June 5, 2018 1 Comment

The question is posed by author and creativity consultant, Dan Zadra. His book has the look and feel of a child’s book, which leaves us open, available and curious. This book celebrates the “want to’s”, the “choose to’s” and the “I can’t wait to’s” in your life”. Whether you’re just finishing school, starting a new venture, celebrating […]

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Driving Excellence in Ireland, a #Hashtag Primer

June 4, 2018 0 Comments

If you’re new to following current events in Ireland – this is for you. Ireland in 2018 is a very hard place to be. Correction. Ireland until late 2017 was a very hard place to be. Thanks in large measure to #Housing & #Homeless activists as well as #Together4Yes and #Repealthe8th campaigners, things started to change in […]

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A Failure of Leadership – Ireland 2018

June 3, 2018 1 Comment

On Housing and Homelessness Who is Yvonne Walsh and why does she matter? Think of her as the canary in the coal mine. Thank you, Caroline Lennon-Nally #YvonneWalsh, the poster child of everything that is wrong about home repossession in Ireland. Yvonne’s efforts to engage with the government approved Vulture Funds, to protect her home […]

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The Eighth…if you’re on the fence please consider this

May 7, 2018 0 Comments

The Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution was added in 1983. The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right. In […]

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