Monthly Archives: December 2013

‘Twas the night before Christmas

A merry Christmas to us all my dears and, in the words of Tiny Tim, God bless us every one. Advertisements

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The perfect Christmas tree

I think it might be a chick thing, but every December I torment J Mac with my search for THE PERFECT TREE. I mean, it has to be the right colour; not too green, with a touch of silver, it … Continue reading

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Dublin at Christmas

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Andre the giant

Sopranos in regency ball gowns, waltzing in the aisles, balloon cascades, and a theatre packed full of Mammies. It can only be the foppish fiddler Andre Rieu, who performed to a full house in Dublin’s 02 last night. Against an … Continue reading

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Sugar is sweet

We applaud Judge Nicholas Kearns who scored a victory for sanity over what he described as “compensation culture gone mad”, as he rejected the High Court appeal brought by Vanessa Behan, on behalf of her daughter Robyn Behan. We first … Continue reading

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A dog’s life

For all you dog lovers… Hard to watch but very rewarding.

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Can’t buy me love

Once again recent events have proven that there’s one rule for the wealthy in Ireland and one for everyone else. NAMA continues to protect the interests of the developers who brought the country to its knees. Following last month’s high … Continue reading

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Wise Monkeys

Back in October we reported the 25% hike in public transport fares. An increase sanctioned by the Transport Regulator. This week it looks likely that Irish consumers will be hit with a hike in energy prices. (One wonders if this … Continue reading

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For whom the bell curve tolls

Typically performance management systems result in a normative distribution of employees that follows a bell curve pattern as in the chart below. Based on industry averages, approximately 70% of employees will fall around the median, with 15% under-performing and 15% … Continue reading

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Magical Monaghan

This gallery contains 12 photos.

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