“Quinn Country”-a story worth telling

The “Quinn Country” three-part documentary finished last night on RTE1. I thought it was a tremendous film cum documentary which was well worth making and broadcasting, notwithstanding the criticism from some on Twitter who questioned RTE’s decision to allow Quinn so much airtime to tell his story. That criticism was most voluble after episode 1… Continue reading “Quinn Country”-a story worth telling

“Quinn Country”-a couple of observations

Watching Quinn Country for the last couple of days a couple of things have struck me. The first is how successful Quinn was in building the businesses he bult in the location he built them. It appeared to be a truly remarkable achievement. The second thing is the childish desire for Quinn, having bet the… Continue reading “Quinn Country”-a couple of observations

Doc Martens at the graduation ceremony

One thing which struck me at the graduation ceremony in University College Galway, (or NUI Galway), today was the style of clothing worn by the young graduands. So many young women wore Doc Martens and it struck me that it showed a great deal of confidence, a streak of individuality, and a reluctance to be… Continue reading Doc Martens at the graduation ceremony

Free legal advice

The number of persons who contact me on the various social media sites, and by email, looking for free advice would surprise you. People seem to assume that because I pump out useful free content on various legal and business topics that I will advise them for free when they contact me. That is not… Continue reading Free legal advice

Getting an “opportunity to gather your skirts” in the High Court

You will often come across some choice, entertaining language in the judgments of various judges of the higher courts. Sometimes it will be archaic and old fashioned and from a different time and place. But the phrase or words are so descriptive that you immediately understand what is meant by the phrase. I was reading… Continue reading Getting an “opportunity to gather your skirts” in the High Court

The effects of Trump politics in Irish society

It’s sad and frustrating to see the influence of “Trump politics” in Irish society over the last few years. Perhaps it is my imagination or misconception, but it seems to me, from comments on social media platforms online and protests like those going on in East Wall in Dublin concerning the use of a disused… Continue reading The effects of Trump politics in Irish society

Letting emotions influence legal disputes-avoid this mistake

When emotions detrimentally influence legal disputes and rows it is usually the employee who is too invested in the dispute to make cool, rational, sensible decisions concerning their issue or problem. Usually.  Occasionally, however, you come across an employer who is too emotionally invested to do the right thing. He or she will be an… Continue reading Letting emotions influence legal disputes-avoid this mistake

The least effective social media site for lead generation

The least effective social media site for lead generation, in my experience, is Twitter. I am referring, of course, to lead generation and client acquisition for my business, a solicitor’s practice. But I am firmly convinced that the same could be said for the vast majority of small businesses. The time period over which I… Continue reading The least effective social media site for lead generation

Distinguishing voices worth listening to versus the parroting of the same view

When you are reading about or researching a particular topic it is often the case that the opinions and views you will encounter are so similar as to be the same opinion. You may have opposing views or opinions, but the views in each camp tend to be virtually identical to one another. Occasionally you… Continue reading Distinguishing voices worth listening to versus the parroting of the same view