Amazon UK sent out email to its Irish (and EU) clients today about how they will handle things post-Brexit. It wasn't exactly informative or helpful. The choice of language was telling. Bottom line: they have no idea what they're doing or how it's going to impact customers in the EU who want to order from the e-commerce giant from January onwards (realistically from … [Read more...] about Amazon UK and Brexit is a Mess
My frustration with Mensa is growing. So the latest rubbish is around double standards. Yesterday Mensa International posted on Facebook about how Taiwan was being recognised as a national Mensa. Due to the politics around China and Taiwan there were a few comments of a political nature that led to their social media team responding: Mensa is a non-political … [Read more...] about Mensa – Lies or Ignorance?
After what seems to be aeons of Amazon treating Ireland like a second class citizen they're finally launching "Amazon Prime" in the Irish market. In an email I got earlier today they're announcing "unlimited two-day delivery" with Amazon Prime to Irish addresses. It's not very clear how they decide which items qualify for the free delivery to Irish addresses. While items … [Read more...] about Amazon Finally Launches Prime Delivery in Ireland
Friday last Ireland went to the polls. I voted on my way into work, as did several of my staff. Others went during their lunch break or after work. The reports came in from around the country - polling was pretty high, but around 6pm the numbers dropped off instead of rising. Polls closed at 10pm and within a couple of hours there were already the exit polls from The Irish … [Read more...] about Ireland Voted Yes
I'm proud to be Irish most of the time. Not all of the time. Some of the time I'm embarrassed by my native country. When it comes to "equality" Ireland has led the way in some areas, yet has failed miserably in others. Women's rights in this country is one of our biggest failures. Tomorrow the country will go to the polls. It will be the first time I will be able to … [Read more...] about Voting Yes is Voting For a More Humane Ireland