| An Irishman's take on the world in 2015



Watch out for the big bad……..Taxman

By |November 24th, 2015|

It’s no secret that Ireland is ahead on its tax take in 2015 compared what it had targeted.  This story got a fair bit of coverage on RTE, the Irish Independent and the Irish Times […]

Why the Web Summit leaving Dublin is a mistake

By |November 4th, 2015|

I was at the Web Summit yesterday (3 November 2015). I’ve been at it before and it’s impressive to see how it has grown over the years. Paddy Cosgrave and his team deserve massive credit […]

Bigger Better Lotto – It Ain’t

By |October 21st, 2015|

I guess it’s everyone’s dream to win the lotto.  We’ve all thought about, that’s for sure.  A seven figure tax free lump sum. That sure sounds nice.Would you keep quiet? Would you tell anyone? Would you […]

What Apple is really up to?

By |September 14th, 2015|

Last week Apple unveiled their latest offering.  They do this every year, but while this year’s announcement didn’t break the Internet, the changes were significant enough.  But stop, instead of looking at the September 2015 […]

Ireland’s Tax System needs to be more flexible for talented migrants

By |August 21st, 2015|

If you try and hire a computer programmer in Dublin these days, most of the applicants will not be Irish.  In fact 80% of the applicants will be from another country, most likely from Eastern […]

A Week with an iWatch

By |July 13th, 2015|

I have had an Apple iWatch for a little over a week and have been on a journey with it.  Here is how I fared.One goes through several emotions in the first few days of […]

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