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A sojourn in a cashless future – The Good, the Bad & the Unexpected

A sojourn in a cashless future – The Good, the Bad & the Unexpected

On a recent holiday to a campsite in France I had the opportunity to experience what a cashless society might look like at some future point. The site had taken the decision to move to an entirely cashless site for all their facilities and in doing so created a look into the realities of the […]

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Le Tour de France 2017 (of beer!)

Now that, is a serious, potentially clickbait-esque, misleading, title for a blog, so allow me to preface this by saying this is the first in a series of blogs around a selection of beers sampled in France. For the purposes of the narrative however, let me explain the similie a little by outlining the differences […]

BREXIT – Will its bark be worse than its bite for Irish business?

BREXIT – Will its bark be worse than its bite for Irish business?

Uncertainty creates risk for business, is the current uncertainty surrounding Brexit implications a bigger threat to Irish Business than Brexit itself?

#Brexit – What are the implications for your business? (Irrespective of the result?)

#Brexit – What are the implications for your business? (Irrespective of the result?)

It would appear that there is much to play for over the coming weeks, however, what is interesting at this point in time is the types of arguments for and against that are likely to have an influence over the decisions of the business community in terms of how they decide to vote.

Payment change in Ireland – A perfect storm is brewing!

I have been a long term advocate of the need for both Irish society and business to move to more modern payment methodologies and away from the love affair with cash and cheques. The reasons are pretty compelling. Electronic payments are; More secure Rapidly becoming less costly than cash or cheques Mitigate against petty crime […]

The Impact of Taylor Swift on the SAAS rules of engagement for the Product Marketer….

Towards the end of 2014, Taylor Swift took a decision to ask for her content to be removed from Spotify, citing the imbalance of return for the artist from the revenue streams created around their content. It was a notable move at the time as it appeared to fly in the face of the new […]

Top Tips for Air Travel Zen!

I previously wrote a piece on here about debunking some of the myths around business travel being fun and it appeared to resonate with people. I have recently had an increase in the frequency of that travel for a variety of reasons and as such I have noticed a marked increase in the sheer number […]

The Other Referendum….Why I Am Voting Yes

On Friday 22nd May 2015 the eligible (and registered!) voters of Ireland will be asked to vote in favour or against 2 amendments to the constitution. I am proud to say that I live in a democracy that places the power to decide on the content of the ultimate reference (the constitution) with respect to […]

Gold, Silver & Bronze for Kinnegar in Commonwealth Cup, Kentucky

Originally posted on Kinnegar Brewing:
Well, we’re still blinking in the limelight after stepping out onto the international stage for the first time in Alltech’s 2015 Commonwealth Cup in Kentucky. We entered five beers and four of them have medalled! Gold for Black Bucket, Silver for Rustbucket, Bronze for Devil’s Backbone and Yannaroddy. (There’s a free…

Why the result of a UK General Election has never been so important to Ireland

The electorate of the United Kingdom go to the polls tomorrow to vote in an election that has the potential to bring about the biggest political landscape change in a generation. Although no votes have yet been cast, the polls all indicate that we are entering something of uncharted territory with the rise of multiple smaller parties […]