At the first opportunity I left teaching to fulfil my enterprising aspirations. Along with my husband, we designed and built a small guesthouse to the highest possible Failte Ireland standard. A cookery school was opened, which plans on helping recession hit home cooks to reduce their weekly grocery bills and reduce mealtime stress.
Of course the PC is not going to be replaced completely in business. But such is the power and flexibility of today's mobile devices, and the willingness of businesses to embrace the often-hyped 'Bring Your Own Device' movement, that means we as users are making more and more use of mobile devices not just to watch funny kitten movies, but also to do our 'normal' business day-to-day.
The football season's fully underway and we're getting back into the thick of the action again. I'm just so thankful to technology that I now have the luxury of keeping up-to-date with every second of the game with news, stats, videos and more via the press of a button in the palm of my hand - as opposed to pulling my hair out waiting for the paperboy!
In days of yore, a good friend of mine sold pirated VHS movies at school. As a 15-year-old it didn't matter that the image was black & white and that the only thing I could really see was the Chinese subtitles; what mattered was that I got to watch a film a week before it was released at the theatres.
Here are the facts: stroke is a preventable, treatable disease. Despite this, one in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime, and someone dies every six seconds from a stroke. 15 million people have a stroke every year, and sadly, 6 million of those don't survive. Facts like this are the basis for the World Stroke Day's '1 in 6' campaign.
Ireland has a heavy footprint of highly profitable, multinational technology companies and many in the sector refer to Dublin as the "Silicon Valley of Europe." It is a fact that Ireland has one of the lowest corporation tax rates in the EU, but Ireland (and its people) have a lot more to offer than just a strategy to maximise profits.