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)

The hidden infrastructure constraints to the Irish economy

Cliff Taylor’s opinion piece in the Irish Times over the weekend is interesting. He refers to two hidden infrastructure constraints which pose, and continue to pose, a problem for the growth of the Irish economy over the next few decades. These barriers to growth are the availability of power and water in sufficient quantities in the right… Continue reading The hidden infrastructure constraints to the Irish economy

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