Do You Have a Best Friend at Work?

There’s a question that appears on those surveys that are regularly carried out among staff in large organisations, like one I used to work for. The surveys aim to “take the temperature of staff” and see what staff really think about their work. The question I’m talking about is the…

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What's Your Dream Job?

One morning as I drove to work I heard a clip on the radio about “dream jobs”. It gave the results of a “survey” which reported that Irish women’s thought that Imelda May, Katie Taylor and Cecelia Ahern had the best jobs in the world.  (I found a report about…

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On What Donna Said About Quitting Work to Stay Home

I’ve been thinking a bit more than usual this past week about the whole working and parenting and keeping it all together part of my life. It’s hard at the best of times but then a Cork mother wrote a letter to the Irish Independent last week  that got the…

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Talking maternity leave on Dublin City FM

After my appearance on HuffPost Live last week David Bell who presents Good Morning Dublin on Dublin City FM asked if I’d like to join him to talk about it this week. So, (despite being on my holidays) I had a chat with him yesterday morning about what returning to…

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Are we really doing things the wrong way around?

If you’ve been on social media at all today you’ll have noticed a bit of a furore around an interview with Kirstie Allsopp, presenter of Location, Location, Location. She’s not one for keeping quiet on issues that bother her and regularly takes to Twitter to protest about whatever’s on her…

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