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As a business journalist and foreign correspondent, I got around quite a bit and ended up on the west coast of Ireland after working in Munich, Düsseldorf, New York and Sydney. As a journalist, I write for German quality media and increasingly also for British business titles. Here is just a small, relatively random selection of my work.

Quality Assured

The beauty sectors in Britain and Germany are banking on their reputations for quality manufacturing and sustainability.

Written by Poorna Rodrigo,
Barbara Bierach and Keith Nuthall.

September 2019

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Berlin Brandenburg project faces cash conundrum as fBB pursues 2020 vision

Written by Barbara Bierach   

Friday, August 24, 2018

The much-delayed German airport is running out of money, but managers insist the latest opening date will stick.  Years after it was originally meant to open, Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport is still under  construction and the project may need another EUR500 million (USD580 million).
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Sustainable mobility fueled by nonwoven technology
Written by Jens Kastner, Poorna Rodrigo,Barbara Bierach, Julian Ryall and Sarah Gibbons. 16th March 2018
Nonwovens researchers look to provide cleaner air in cars while reducing exhaust emissions.  
The automotive sector is a hotbed of growth for industrial performance materials like nonwovens. And the global market for such materials has the potential to cross the €2bn mark soon....
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DO-IT-YOURSELF GERMANY

Written by Barbara Bierach 

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

German demand for beauty  customization & natural ingredients is driving sales of cosmetics and toiletries.....

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Accounting and Business: Growing Pain

Written by Barbara Bierach   

Monday, 12 February 2018 09:44

It may be one of Europe’s fastest-growing economies, but Ireland’s medium-sized companies still need help to grow – BDO hopes its novel new fund will assist them 

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staying ahead of the game

Written by Barbara Bierach

Wednesday 14th September 2016

The European Textiles market retains growing demand and expertise, but Asian rivals could threaten market positions.....

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caught on film - illegal access downunder

Written by Barbara Bierach

March 2007

In a global poll of which countries are the worst online privacy offenders, Australia would probably be a long way down the list but content providers are worried and taking action.....

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GREEN ISLAND, GRAY FUTURE

 

Written by Barbara Bierach

September 2016

 

It is time for Ireland too
start a referendum on the EU
to leave, says Ken Purcell
from the lobby group Right2Water.
His main concern is that
the government plans fail and
the water supply in Ireland
will remain free in the future. But that's not all. “We need a new system, far away from the EU,” says Purcell.

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UNDER THE SOUTH CROSS

Written by Barbara Bierach

June 2010

The pilot of an amphibious aircraft on Australia's coast must be his own boatswain,
Be a navigator and technician. And sometimes a little Crocodile Dundee too.

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THE
STORY TELLER

Australian accountant Clinton Hoffmann has made it his mission to teach Aboriginal entrepreneurs the basics of accounting.
However, he doesn't get very far with Powerpoint presentations.

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