Barry’s Blog

Exciting Times Ahead!

Any of you that already have had the good fortune to make my acquaintance, will know that I am always ...
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Our Education System: More Choices for our Children

Our education system is in serious need of urgent attention. We continue to pump loads of useless information into kids’ ...
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More Tolerance and Respect from and for ALL Human Beings

Any violence that occurs outside of self defence is the work of the unintelligent. What a disaster to see so ...
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R.I.P. Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness to me was never a man who set out to be involved in any violence. Some people have ...
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Making More Land In Ireland

In Ireland the Irish have a saying that God isn’t going to make any more land, meaning that land is ...
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How significant are we really on this planet?

We are all so significant to ourselves in our own short time on this planet, but this video puts things ...
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The Cause Why Most Businesses Fail: Greed and Ego

I recently had the pleasure of having a few quiet pints with a retiring common sense solicitor who spent 40 ...
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Fantastic Alternative to Bridges

This floating tunnel is a decent alternative to a bridge, for sure. Wouldn’t want to get a belt of a ...
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The Simplest Ideas Are The Best

How more simple an idea could you get! The more simple, the more wonderful! ...
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A Weekend Away In This Camper That Turns Into A Boat

This is a decent design for a weekend away in the right place, and of course, with the right person! ...
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Brexit – Professor Michael Dougan on UK after Vote to Leave

Please share this if you agree a second referendum should be organised immediately. Common Sense must prevail fast, and very ...
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Google Self Drive Cars, Robots and Automation – Here We Go!

A while back I wrote this article about what the human race is going to do when the robots take over ...
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It’s This Simple Really…

You can hide behind politics, nationalism, economics, power and ego, but it boils down to be this simple in the ...
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Green Magic Hobbit Homes

These must be the most amazing and eco-friendly homes of the future, for sure… ...
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The DNA Journey: We Are All More Alike Than You Think

Do you happen to be proud to be Irish, English, French, Cuban, German, Kurdish etc., and possibly sometimes dislike other ...
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Brexit and Immigration

I have been following both the stay-in and get-out Brexit campaigns with interest lately, from an outsider’s philosophical point of ...
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Education Systems, Intelligence and Ambition

Intelligence, education and ambition can be a fantastic combination, but education without intelligence and ambition is worse than useless. I ...
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Technology for Education

Can children learn without schools? Yes, they can! It is amazing how much children want to, and enjoy learning new ...
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Turn Our Prison Community Into Entrepreneurs

Obviously, there are lots of different categories of prisoners, but I wonder how many of them ended up in prison ...
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Turning Ideas Into Reality

For some strange reason the cogs in my head started thinking about how we could create more startups in Ireland, ...
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Gun Laws

I would not like to live in a country where you felt the need to have a gun to protect ...
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Simple Solution to Forming The Next Irish Government

If all newly elected TDs resigned from their political parties and became independents, any of them could put their name ...
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Crowdfunding vs The Investment Banks and Stock Exchange

Recently I decided to take a really close look at where crowdfunding is at and what its future is. My ...
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Why Do We All Work During The Day?

Isn’t it amazing how the human race keeps following each other blindly, without question? People are stuck working in offices ...
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The answer to worry may well lie in a shoe box…

I remember reading an article years ago about worry, and it went something like this: At least 90% of what ...
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Equal Opportunity for ALL Citizens of the Globe

There is now a much better chance for people from anywhere in the world to better themselves, including third world ...
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Tshering Tobgay: Environmental Genius

I was telling my nephew yesterday to mind the photos of himself skiing, because his children, or for sure grand ...
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Rewarding Turkish Blackmail is a Dangerous Game – My Thoughts on Nigel Farage’s Speech

Here are a few points Mr Farage seems to miss. He talks about letting refugees drown in the sea so ...
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Technology is improving our Lives so much – or is it?

There is an argument that has been raging for the last decade or so on whether or not technology is ...
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Alcoholic’s Son Makes It Big Time

I remember years ago watching an interview with a very famous actor. The interviewer asked him how he became so ...
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Entrepreneur or Business Person?

Would you consider Richard Branson to be an entrepreneur or would he best be described as 50% marketing guru, 25% ...
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What Could Real Democracy Look Like?

Are most democracies that we know of today real democracies? No, they are not, and we usually end up with ...
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The Moving Story of Gordon Wilson

Around 1968 there was a civil rights march in Belfast, when the authorities opened fire on the protesters. This was ...
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Technology, Employment and New Life over the Next 50 Years…

One of the biggest challenges facing the human race in the future stems from two absolute facts. The first is ...
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