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Dublin: 10 °C Friday 28 November, 2014

Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Kenny: SF would ‘absolutely wreck’ economy. Adams: Resign and ‘let the people decide’ Shots Fired

SME book club: How one bull-headed businessman built the ‘everything store’

Inside the Amazon story – and what other entrepreneurs can learn from the rapid rise of an e-commerce titan.

The Universal Social Charge isn’t going anywhere – Noonan

Michael Noonan says it’s here for the “foreseeable future”.

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Twitter is now keeping track of the apps you download – and it’s all because of ads

Users will be able to opt of the scheme that tracks which other apps are downloaded.

From TheJournal.ie Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis Close To The Edge

Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis

Simon Coveney said the country was “bust”.

Most people around the world think the internet is a human right

This comes as part of a new study by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Enda Kenny promises to cut income tax… if he’s re-elected

He pledged to cut the marginal tax rate to 51%.

Eircom has the biggest fibre network in Ireland – but customers are slow to get on board

The company’s revenue is still going down, although not as fast as before.

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From TheJournal.ie Here’s why Ryanair pilots will be using iPads on their planes… Paperless Planes

Planning to buy some stuff on Cyber Monday? Here’s how to stay safe online…

Irish consumers spending an estimated €39 million on Cyber Monday last year.

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Can you help? … This Balbriggan man is taking a novel approach to job hunting Stopping Traffic

Can you help? … This Balbriggan man is taking a novel approach to job hunting

Sean Moroney ran a moving company in Boston. He’s been back home for two years — and says he’s sent out ‘hundreds’ of CVs looking for work.

PTSB card rejected at the till tonight? The problem should be fixed now

People all over the country have had their cards rejected today.

How to: Get customers to travel across the country to a small store in a regional town

For a business like Rock Frocks it’s all about finding your niche. And now even Imelda May is a fan.

From TheJournal.ie The European Parliament has voted to break up Google Trouble Ahead

The European Parliament has voted to break up Google

The company has been under investigation by the European Commission since 2010 for squeezing out competition.

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From TheJournal.ie This 10-year-old has been teaching Enda a thing or two… Hour Of Code

This 10-year-old has been teaching Enda a thing or two…

See what the Taoiseach’s been up to…

From The Score Australia’s Daily Telegraph has retired tomorrow’s back page in memory of Phil Hughes RIP

Australia’s Daily Telegraph has retired tomorrow’s back page in memory of Phil Hughes

Irish cricket “stunned and saddened” by Hughes’ tragic death.

US med-tech firm Medtronic has been cleared to come to Ireland… and get a sweet tax deal

The company is buying Dublin-headquartered Covidien for about €34 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry? The Pressure's On

Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry?

Matt Carty of Sinn Fein said he hopes the goverment will be “robust” in making sure the ECB does take part.

From TheJournal.ie He’s only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence Luxleaks

He’s only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence

So much for getting it easy because you’re the new guy.

Black Friday: What is it and why is it creeping in on Ireland? Discount Shoppers This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Ireland is allowing unmarked fuel to be used in private boats, so Europe is taking us to court See You In Court

Ireland is allowing unmarked fuel to be used in private boats, so Europe is taking us to court

The European Commission asked Ireland to change legislation, and they haven’t.

Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The unemployment rate has been revised down even further Jobs

The unemployment rate has been revised down even further

A new CSO report has revealed that since the same time last year, the number of people unemployed has fallen by 37,000.

From TheJournal.ie The ECB has more or less said: ‘We’re not going to Dublin, you can forget about it’ Banking Inquiry

The ECB has more or less said: ‘We’re not going to Dublin, you can forget about it’

The banking inquiry’s public hearings will begin the week after next – but it looks like the ECB won’t be there.

Google could have another EU-related headache to deal with

The EU’s privacy regulators are pushing for its ‘Right to be Forgotten’ ruling to be applied globally by all search engines.

‘Christmas has come early’: Jean-Claude Juncker has a €315bn ‘kickstart’ for Europe

But will Ireland get any money from a plan already criticised for being “scant on detail”?

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The Central Bank’s chief seems to have gone cold on relaxing its new mortgage rules

Governor Patrick Honohan says the “seeds of trouble” for a new bubble could already be growing.

From TheJournal.ie Property prices in Dublin are 25% higher than this time last year… CSO

Property prices in Dublin are 25% higher than this time last year…

… but that still puts them 37.8% lower than their 2007 peak.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The more bureaucrats the worse it will get’ – Even Michael O’Leary hates Irish Water A Complete Mess

‘The more bureaucrats the worse it will get’ – Even Michael O’Leary hates Irish Water

The Ryanair boss took aim at the government for continuing to “piss away billions” despite the recession.

Here are the new Android Lollipop features you should know about

The update from Google is packed with a wide variety of new features and ideas that will make thing much easier for you.

From TheJournal.ie The good times are back*: Grafton Street is now fully occupied Getting Boomer

What makes a Rubik’s Cube a Rubik’s Cube?

A trademark court says its all about the lines on the front, apparently.

This Irish company has produced the new ‘gold standard’ in medical technology

Aerogen’s drug nebulisers are being used in the intensive-care units of hospitals in 70 countries.

Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Massive time bomb’: Public safety at risk as ‘thousands’ of boilers illegally installed each year Registered Gas Installer

‘Massive time bomb’: Public safety at risk as ‘thousands’ of boilers illegally installed each year

A representation association has called the current system “a sham”.

Irish ‘food-to-go’ giant Greencore is making a billion-dollar play for US stomachs

The world’s biggest sandwich maker is still growing fast despite last year’s horse-meat scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook named as host of chat which described horrific murder plan for a soldier Fusilier

Facebook named as host of chat which described horrific murder plan for a soldier

After the solider’s death, an online discussion about killing a solider between one of the men and someone overseas was uncovered.

One of Ireland’s oldest trading hotels is going under the hammer in two weeks

Over 300 properties with a combined reserve of €56 million will go in two massive sales.

From TheJournal.ie The head of Ireland’s asset management agency is retiring Meet The New Boss

The head of Ireland’s asset management agency is retiring

John Corrigan will leave the NTMA on 4 January.

Sony places its hopes on the PS4 as it undergoes major changes

The company will slash its TV and smartphone lineup, and place greater focus on its image sensor business as it tries to reverse losses.

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