Tag Archive | Ireland

#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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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 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 […]

#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 […]