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The Wall Street Journal blows one badly

Last week my very respected friend David Woods in America took the Wall Street Journal to task and prompted by a few of his friends, has now taken pen to paper and written them a stiff letter about his concerns with their article. David visited us in Ireland some years ago in his role as president

By |2018-08-21T11:34:31+00:00January 30th, 2014|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Have we really learned anything?

Last week I spoke with my friend Mike Soden and we talked briefly about what had happened in relation to the property and banking crashes in Ireland and had we learned anything from the Irish crisis and had we made any changes. Mike is probably one of the most experienced international bankers in Ireland so

By |2018-08-21T11:35:47+00:00January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Sometimes you need a bit of luck

There was a wonderful response to my stories last week about Dr PB Kiely and I am so glad that we were all able to enjoy the stories of that great character Yesterday I was at a point to point in Killeagh which is a wonderful viewing venue for a point to point run on

By |2018-08-21T11:35:56+00:00January 20th, 2014|Categories: Sport|0 Comments

Would you like a present of a racehorse?

There was a famous surgeon in Cork called P.K Kiely who was a great friend of my fathers and was probably the most loved and respected medical people ever in Cork. Today I am going to tell you a few stories about him, as in my view his book should have been written and I

By |2018-08-21T11:36:05+00:00January 15th, 2014|Categories: Sport|3 Comments

The Company cheque book

As you can see from the above photo The New Year certainly started with a bang as high seas and huge waves pounded the West Coast of Ireland. I took this photo of The Derrynane Hotel on The Ring of Kerry early on the morning of the 6th of January 2014 from the beach at

By |2018-08-21T11:36:19+00:00January 10th, 2014|Categories: Business|0 Comments