Insurance in Ireland is a bit of a mess and an expensive one at that. For the last couple of years I've been tracking insurance quotes for both my car insurance and my house insurance just to see how varied the prices are. My methodology is far from perfect, but it's helpful to keep track of the pricing I get as well as seeing how that pricing changes over time. … [Read more...] about Insurance Craziness
Ireland is not a big country. We're a small island. But we do have a lot of very different accents. Even within a very small area accents change dramatically. The late Niall Tóibín did a very clever piece where he "toured" the country's accents starting up north. I'm not sure how well non-Irish people cope with this sort of thing, but I find it very entertaining. … [Read more...] about Irish Accents are Insanely Diverse
This is both hilarious and very accurate from Tadhg Hickey Watching this while drinking my coffee this morning and I nearly spat it out I was laughing so much! … [Read more...] about Loyalism Explained in the Most Cork Way
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?