Ireland

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.

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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 […]

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 […]

The argument in favour of Aer Lingus sale to IAG

There has been a huge amount of commentary in recent weeks around the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus by International Airlines Group (IAG) after much deliberation on the part of the government it now sadly looks like the proposal will be turned down by the government (and by default in totality as a result of […]

Economic Sovereignty and the Blame Game

Allow me to preface this blog by saying that I am not remotely extreme to the left or to the right in terms of my political views, I have no party affiliations and, whether I like or agree with them or not, I comply with the laws of the land. Additionally I have always felt […]

Kinnegar Brewing – accidental discovery to beer of the moment!

Kinnegar Brewing – accidental discovery to beer of the moment!

My first experimentation with Craft Beer came about around about 7/8 years ago on a trip to visit the folks who were living in western New York State at the time. Being extremely fussy about his choice of beers and having a dripping disdain for the industrial beers that invariable are common place in “lite” […]

#PositiveIreland

For the last number of years the Irish economy has been in an unprecedented recession, from which it is only now emerging. Now more than ever,  having regained the control of the management of the economy from the IMF,  it is critical that the Irish diaspora push on with confidence and power the growth that’s […]

SEPA Deadline – My thoughts on the proposed extension & what it means for businesses

In December 2013 I did an interview with Claire Noble on Northern Sound / Shannon Side radio about SEPA and its implications for Irish Business. With the proposed extension to the deadline announced in early January I spoke again with the Bottom Line as to what this means for small businesses and what the wider […]

SEPA and Its Implications for Irish Businesses

I recently did an Interview with Claire Noble on Northern Sound / Shannon Side radio on the upcoming implementation of the Single Euro Payments Area. Click the link below to listen the Podcast Interview on SEPA from Northern Sound December 3rd 2013 By Simon Bell   Update 20th January – I have recently done a […]