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Just back from completing one of the things on the bucket list – learning to sail, or at least learning a little. The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School offer a variety of courses from their base on the West … Continue reading
As part of the ongoing search for ideas for day trips and things to do on longer holidays, the National Monuments Service both preserves historically important structures and provides a good deal of information about them and their history. One … Continue reading
I was looking for some inspiration for holidaying in Ireland again this year. With changeable travel rules and the rise of the delta variant, it’s hard to plan anything abroad this summer. The nice people at Bord Failte provide a … Continue reading
Almost a decade ago, Daniel Kahneman published ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ about a lifetime of research, with colleague Amos Tversky, into biases and shortcuts people take in making judgements. It was the topic of conversation for months afterwards with investors … Continue reading
In 2018, the Irish government launched a €500M fund aimed at supporting Irish companies with groundbreaking technologies. The fund is run by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with the call being managed and assessed by Enterprise Ireland. There … Continue reading
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has just released data on some 6000 research projects led by 118 organisations funded over the last 20 years. It’s a grand total of €3.5Bn awarded in that time. The data is at https://data.gov.ie and has … Continue reading
The CSO has just released provisional retail data for April. Sales volumes are up over 7% compared with March but off 2020 highs seen last year in July-October. However, much of this monthly increase is associated with Motor sales. If … Continue reading