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The 100 Year Life: Plan for it, because it’s coming, and it’s here to stay – for a long time

The 100 Year Life: Plan for it, because it’s coming, and it’s here to stay – for a long time

🕔09:21, 2.Mar 2017

Are you ready to live to 100 years old? This was the subject of my presentation to Business in the Community Northern Ireland, as part of their “Age in the Workplace’ initiative. A study recently published in the Lancet highlights

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CETA What Does It Mean? Positive developments for businesses, professionals and employees – but not all

CETA What Does It Mean? Positive developments for businesses, professionals and employees – but not all

🕔22:09, 1.Mar 2017

What is CETA, and what does it mean? CETA, the “Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement”, is the new Canada – EU trade deal that has taken eight years to hammer out. It opens up many doors for Ireland to sell into

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The Future Of Accountancy – The Next 90 Years

The Future Of Accountancy – The Next 90 Years

🕔11:32, 2.Nov 2016

This article originally appeared in the June issue of CPA Ireland Magazine (Certified Public Accountants)    In the days of the uberisation of the workforce and the emergence of FinTech (financial services technology), does accountancy have a future? As with

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Fighting Childhood Obesity: What Really Works And How You Can Help – Yes, You!

Fighting Childhood Obesity: What Really Works And How You Can Help – Yes, You!

🕔14:19, 29.Aug 2016

Fighting Childhood Obesity: The British government recently published its Obesity Strategy, to very mixed reviews. Critics say that the plan has been watered down and won’t be effective to fight against the worrying rise of obesity in the UK, especially childhood obesity.

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Brexit and Immigration: Leaving isn’t the answer to the UK’s immigration issue

Brexit and Immigration: Leaving isn’t the answer to the UK’s immigration issue

🕔22:55, 19.May 2016

Brexit and Immigration:  – Leaving the EU won’t solve the UK’s immigration issue – UK Referendum   In the past few months, I’ve written an article about how popular pro-Brexit arguments (i.e. the EU is a third party diktat, the UK will

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How Valid Are These 4 Popular Arguments For Brexit?

How Valid Are These 4 Popular Arguments For Brexit?

🕔20:19, 21.Mar 2016

Over the past number of months, I have heard a lot of arguments for Brexit and against. “Brexit” stands for “British Exit”, the possibility that Britain would leave the European Union. In this article, I want to examine some of

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Your pension: will you be safe, or sorry?

Your pension: will you be safe, or sorry?

🕔09:12, 21.Feb 2016

  There are only 50% of people in Ireland with an occupational pension. The State pension currently operates on a ratio of five people funding each recipient and this ratio is predicted to be at 2:1 by 2055. By the time retirement

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Your exports address book: use it and be featured on my blog!

Your exports address book: use it and be featured on my blog!

🕔10:12, 19.Feb 2016

  As you begin or grow your journey in exporting to the UK, be prepared for opportunity, rejection at times, competition, immense potential for scale and that it’s going to take time. In a recent InterTradeIreland report, one short paragraph

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2015 Economic Review – 15 Trends that Shaped 2015

2015 Economic Review – 15 Trends that Shaped 2015

🕔18:14, 30.Dec 2015

As I look back on the year and consider what happened in 2015, it’s time to take stock for an economic review. The year has been rich in momentous changes: once-in-a-generation events like the Irish marriage referendum, events that shocked the

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Should we buy local in an attempt to boost the economy?

Should we buy local in an attempt to boost the economy?

🕔21:27, 9.Dec 2015

Does buying local really help the economy?   Particularly at this time of year, we are asked to “buy local”. If we could just spend some of our money in small shops and businesses, we would be doing our part

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