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Eircode vs UK Postcodes

Eircode has launched as Ireland’s official postcode system.. A LOT has been written about the issues with how it’s been rolled out, including some rather “impressive” faux pas like sending Eircodes to dead people .. However one of the things that I was curious about was the lookup system. The Eircode website offers a lookup […]

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The Upside To Living In A Small Town

I’ve lived in Carlow for the past 12 years. Prior to moving to Carlow I was living for about 3 years in Milan. Milan is a big city. Carlow is a small town. The contrasts between the two are huge. While I sometimes regret moving to a small provincial Irish town, it’s not without its upside. […]

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Counting Down To .Irish Launch

In a few days time the .irish top level domain name will be available to the public. From June 25th they’ll be open for registration on a “first come, first served” basis, though you can currently pre-order during landrush. It’s going to be interesting to see who registers one and how they end up using […]

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Voting No #MarRef

Friday May 22nd 2015 Ireland goes to the polls. I’ve posted about the referendum a couple of times in the past few weeks, both on a personal blog and on the company blog. My position on this referendum is 100% clear. This video from the “yes” campaign sums up the feelings of a lot of […]

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Halfords’ Marketing Is A Tad Clueless

Spotted earlier today outside the Halfords in Carlow: Dear Halfords, While I’m sure your pricing is competitive, Carlow is a town in Ireland. Ireland is not part of the UK and hasn’t been for quite some time. On a more serious note. If you’re doing business internationally you need to be aware of cultural and […]

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AIB Irony

AIB is one of Ireland’s largest banks. I use it for my personal banking, while the company also uses them for pretty much everything. I’ve had my issues with them in the past. Most recently their rather “nutty” handling of phone calls has really peeved me. You can read more about this here. Short version […]

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Carlow vs Los Angeles Weather

Over the last couple of weeks the weather here in Carlow has been uncharacteristically warm. However that all changed in the last couple of days. It’s been raining and drizzling for the last couple of days, which is rather annoying, as it’s a long weekend. I’m heading off to Los Angeles towards the end of […]

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Carlow’s Dolmen

I grew up on the west coast of Ireland only a few miles from the Burren region. It’s a beautiful part of the world and has a lot of history. Nowadays I live in Carlow, which is in the southeast of Ireland. It too has history, but even though I’ve been living here for 10 […]

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Evening Echo Boy Statue

If you wander around Cork city you’ll probably walk past this statue at some point. “The Echo Boy” serves as a memory as the number of “boys” selling the local evening paper – The Evening Echo – has now dwindled to practically zero. The “boys” are now grown men if they exist at all Related […]

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