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Doonbeg revisited

Last week I made a return trip to Doonbeg golf club not really knowing what to expect. The original course was designed by golf architect Greg Norman and I always felt that he had not made best use of what is a pretty incredible bit of links land, in a most gorgeous part of the

By | 2016-10-27T08:48:44+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Dealing with problems, Golf Story|0 Comments

Family Business

My love for the family business model is close to passionate. I love talking about them, working with them and most of all I love working in one of them. When I was younger I had the good experience of being part of a business family. My father was the 4th generation of our family

By | 2016-10-19T14:54:17+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Dealing with problems, Succession Planning|4 Comments

One down one to go!

Some time ago I wrote a little rant against the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s decision to impose a pension levy on the prudent people of Ireland who were saving money into their pension plans to provide income for their retirement. I called it “daylight robbery” see blog post 26th of Feb 2014. Thankfully eventually

By | 2016-08-31T11:03:48+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Categories: Anything is possible, Dealing with problems|0 Comments

The Sound of Silence

The song by Simon and Garfunkel is one of my favourites and every time I listen to it I relax.  “And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people maybe more People talking without listening People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence” Just now though

By | 2016-04-13T14:29:03+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Categories: Dealing with problems|0 Comments

The Atlantic Pond

On Sunday in time honoured fashion we walked around The Atlantic Pond with two of our grandchildren who were trying to feed the ducks but mostly it was the hungry seagulls who were much faster in flight than the ducks and won nearly all the races for the food that Claire and Aoife threw their

By | 2016-02-04T11:51:35+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Categories: Dealing with problems|0 Comments