Another reminder of the power of fascination in marketing

I had a consultation during the week with a lady whose English was poor. She is from a place a long way from Ireland with a different alphabet and language. We struggled through 45 minutes of each of us doing our best to make the other understand. She was packing up her papers at the… Continue reading Another reminder of the power of fascination in marketing

Burkes barred from High Court review hearing of Enoch Burke case

Certain members of the Burke family-Sean, Martina, Isaac, and Ammi-are not permitted to attend a review hearing next week in the High Court of Enoch Burke’s continued imprisonment for contempt of court. The four individuals concerned were given the opportunity to give undertakings as to how they would behave but they were not prepared to… Continue reading Burkes barred from High Court review hearing of Enoch Burke case

Fake posturing about contract law and RTE deals

The fake posturing about confidentiality clauses in RTE exit packages over the last few days has been nauseating. We all know, including politicians, what a contract is. We are aware that terms and conditions make up contracts and mean something. At its most basic, a deal is a deal. Some of us will have experience… Continue reading Fake posturing about contract law and RTE deals

The countryside comes alive from the seat of a Vespa

I’ve been out and about pretty much every day on my Vespa scooter since it was delivered. I have been mainly travelling the back roads around my home. I have never ridden a scooter or motorbike before, so I thought it sensible to spend some time getting used to riding a scooter. I am thoroughly… Continue reading The countryside comes alive from the seat of a Vespa

One good thing that came from the Covid health crisis

One good thing that arose from the Covid crisis a few years ago was the introduction, and acceptance, of Zoom meetings. I am not saying it is perfect, by any means. But the convenience it has brought about has been a huge benefit to many small businesses, especially mine. I do consultations by Zoom and… Continue reading One good thing that came from the Covid health crisis

Rising costs are not the cause of small business failures

I have recently seen an attempt by various small business owners and representatives of certain industries to blame “rising costs” as the reason for small business failures. And the inevitable call for government-that is the State, the taxpayer, you and me-to do something and provide money or other reliefs for small business in certain sectors… Continue reading Rising costs are not the cause of small business failures

My Kindle book sales this month (so far)

My Kindle book sales this month, up to today (16th February 2024) are surprisingly good. To date I have sold 20 books across 9 titles. I first published two Kindle books in 2014: one about employment law and one about buying a house in Ireland. I have also sold 5 audiobooks on Audible.com. All my… Continue reading My Kindle book sales this month (so far)