This TikTok video (“when there’s no will”) has generated a stunning response

I published a short video yesterday on TikTok entitled “When there is no will” and the reaction to it has been stunning. The video, 24 hours later, has had 164,000 views, 2,034 likes, 88 comments. The Irish fascination with land, it seems, is matched with a fascination for disputes and rows over wills, the passing… Continue reading This TikTok video (“when there’s no will”) has generated a stunning response

3 things that will determine your success

I have been self employed in different industries for 38 years or so. Industries like retail, property development, investment, law. And one thing I’ve learned is there are 3 universal features or requirements common to all. Attitude, combined with communication and negotiation skills, can be applied in virtually all industries or situations, and ensure great… Continue reading 3 things that will determine your success

What really pleases me about the growth of my podcast

The most satisfying thing about the growth of my podcast, the Irish Law and Small Business Podcast, is it is created entirely from repurposed content. In other words, videos I have already made for other purposes, such as my YouTube channel and other social media sites. I have no unique content on the Irish Law… Continue reading What really pleases me about the growth of my podcast

The Kitty Holland and Enoch Burke defamation cases-what I find most interesting

There are two interesting defamation cases going on at the moment. One involves Kitty Holland, the Irish Times journalist, suing John Waters for comments he made about her coverage of the Savita Halappanavar case where Savita lost her life in University Hospital Galway. The other case is Enoch Burke’s case against the Sunday Independent over… Continue reading The Kitty Holland and Enoch Burke defamation cases-what I find most interesting

Book sales last month (and the quiet satisfaction)

I sold 30 books last month (April 2024). The breakdown was 20 Kindle/paperbacks and 10 audiobooks on Amazon’s Audible platform. It was just an average month with no sales promotions or advertising whatsoever. I must admit I get a good kick out consistent book sales, week in week out, for years now. I do not… Continue reading Book sales last month (and the quiet satisfaction)

Mount Street, Ireland, 2024

It’s only when you walk up Mount Street that it strikes you. The tents. Tents everywhere. On the footpath, in all the side streets, near the International Protection Office. I was walking out to the Workplace Relations Commission in Ballsbridge yesterday and walked past these tents. It is hard to believe this has been allowed… Continue reading Mount Street, Ireland, 2024