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Magazine Minute: The property crisis, Graham Linehan, sacred holidays and Louise Kennedy

The very best of The Sunday Business Post Magazine this weekend

7th April, 2017


“Back in the boom times,” writes Nadine O’Regan, “you bought because they bought because everybody else bought.” She’s writing about property, that most difficult of Irish relationships. In the week that RTE’s Ireland’s Property Crisis series debuted, the Magazine adds voice to a national conversation. “We are no more than tiny balls inside a Lotto wheel that a Marty Whelan-type in the sky is spinning,” she writes, concluding that “Nobody is stupid or smart when it comes to property. Some people are just a little luckier than others.” Off Message by Nadine O’Regan is essential reading this Sunday.


He’s the brilliant writer who brought us Father Ted, Black Books, and more recently, Motherland. He’s also one of the most prolific Irish personalities on Twitter, the unlikely social media star with a following of 667,000, and counting. This week, Barry J Whyte interviewed Graham Linehan in London, probing both his priorities and his enduring predeliction for Twitter spats. Linehan also holds forth on the Eighth Amendment, American Politics and the psychology of the underdog. The full interview is in this weekend’s Sunday Business Post Magazine.


As we anticipate an Easter break, Tony Clayton Lea comes over decidedly spiritual in this Sunday’s Magazine. Seeking a holiday less typical, he finds six destinations where higher purpose takes on a whole new meaning. From sacred sites in Ethiopia, to Reformation tours of Germany, Clayton Lea’s feature, ‘Being There in Spirit’ will put a new spin on your travel plans.


Almost thirty five years since launching her eponymous label, fashion designer Louise Kennedy’s career remains in the ascendant. The businesswoman who has built a powerful brand sits down with Caroline Foran in this week’s Sunday Business Post Magazine, reflecting on lessons learned and sharing the secrets to her longevity. “Although the consumer can now decide whether to purchase online or in a store,” Kennedy says, “the process and product development has not really changed.”. Her abiding motto? “Always stay.”

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