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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

Today’s News

Joan Burton is going to the US to explain the death of the ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole

She is also meeting over 17 companies in a hope to drum up some jobs in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie This video teaching bartenders how to deal with under-age customers is intentionally hilarious Jumped Up Pr*ck

This video teaching bartenders how to deal with under-age customers is intentionally hilarious

“You’re an a*******. You’re a F****** A*******.”

Yesterday’s News

Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland

If you have a Volkswagen Polo 1,2 TDI, you should definitely read this.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Half-baked madcap proposal’ – TD criticises proposed north Dublin pipeline project Going Underground

‘Half-baked madcap proposal’ – TD criticises proposed north Dublin pipeline project

Independent Dublin TD Tommy Broughan raised his concerns in the Dáil yesterday.

WATCH: This ad for Sony’s 4K HDTV is unbelievably beautiful

Watching Winning Streak on this thing would be a religious experience.

There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with ‘Mickey Mouse courses’

Why one Irish entrepreneur hired staff from India, Portugal and Sweden over local workers.

Mega Fyffes deal hits banana skin as Chiquita goes Brazillian

The world’s biggest banana firm won’t be Irish after all.

Meet Mark Roden, Ireland’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Roden is the founder of Ding, a company which employs 150 people in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Demystifying the ‘Internet of Things’ Second Internet Revolution

Column: Demystifying the ‘Internet of Things’

The second internet revolution will be all about linking to physical objects to monitor and collect information.

Permanent TSB will need to find €800m after failing stress test

Bloomberg are reporting that the bank failed on the most extreme scenario.

From TheJournal.ie The artist who injected his wife with horse blood is in Dublin Bleeding Art

The artist who injected his wife with horse blood is in Dublin

The Science Gallery has a new exhibition but it’s not for the faint-hearted…

Thursday 23 October, 2014

IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014) We Hardly Knew Ye This post contains images

IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014)

Why do the good die young?

This team is trying to create 3D audio for virtual reality

THRIVE, which is based in TCD, has been working on creating immersive 3D audio for the good part of a decade and now they’re bringing it to virtual reality.

From TheJournal.ie Water Charges relief on its way for those not on social welfare Finance Bill

Water Charges relief on its way for those not on social welfare

The Finance Bill introduced today gives effect to measures introduced in Budget 2015.

Irish airports will get 1.8m more passengers this year, but regional hubs are missing out

It was good enough for the Queen, but Cork Airport hasn’t been getting any love from those extra punters.

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From TheJournal.ie The Education Minister gave the head of Waterford IT a “tough” talking-to this morning Get It Together

The Education Minister gave the head of Waterford IT a “tough” talking-to this morning

Waterford IT sent an email to college bosses in Carlow to tell them they were pulling out of a planned university bid.

UTV jobs in the balance as Newstalk takes over radio news service

Up to eight staff based at the media company’s radio news hub say they’ve been given no indication what will happen to their roles.

From TheJournal.ie Uber will NOT be hiring ‘incredibly hot chicks’ like this to drive customers around… any more Bad Idea

Uber will NOT be hiring ‘incredibly hot chicks’ like this to drive customers around… any more

‘Who said women don’t know how to drive’… What could possibly go wrong with a slogan like that?

Someone just bought an Apple computer for $905,000

Someone just bought an Apple computer for $905,000

But not just ANY Apple computer…

From TheJournal.ie Will Enda snub the Central Bank to keep deposits at 10 per cent? First Time Buyers

Will Enda snub the Central Bank to keep deposits at 10 per cent?

A new mechanism to make sure houses remain affordable for first-time buyers is being considered by the coalition.

Tesco’s latest results make for very ugly reading and its chairman wants out

The supermarket chain’s Irish performance was the worst of any country for the last six months.

From TheJournal.ie Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU Cattle

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU

The agriculture sector is looking for special treatment on new greenhouse gas targets.

From TheJournal.ie Rent controls won’t fix the Irish market, tenants’ board warns Ain't Nothing Goin' On

Rent controls won’t fix the Irish market, tenants’ board warns

The situation does need to be sorted quickly, though.

Good news: Your boss might be planning a wage bump for you

More than half of businesses in Ireland are planning to increase basic employee salaries.

Wednesday 22 October, 2014

This 18th century house could have been yours for €765k

Sure you’d find that down the back of the couch, right? If only…

Review: Should the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact be your next phone? Pros And Cons This post contains images

Review: Should the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact be your next phone?

Compact in both name and nature, but does it have what it takes to outclass its rivals?

With a little help from Ireland, Facebook paid no UK tax last year

It made an estimated £371 million in revenue in the region in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly all the assets from Nama’s €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers Nama Drama

Nearly all the assets from Nama’s €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers

And the bad bank’s boss says if overseas owners want to pull apart Irish businesses there’s not much he can do.

From TheJournal.ie There were loads more Brazilians in Ireland last year… And here’s why* Waxing Not Waning

There were loads more Brazilians in Ireland last year… And here’s why*

*We’re talking about the people, not the *ahem* beauty treatment.

Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft

A director and a shareholder of the company were sentenced in court today over the incident

Why one Irish bank will probably fail European stress tests, but you shouldn’t worry (much)

Results will come out on Sunday. Don’t they know it’s a long weekend?

From TheJournal.ie Dublin apartment prices are up 35% in a year, but the house market is finally starting to cool Pricey Pads

Dublin apartment prices are up 35% in a year, but the house market is finally starting to cool

Most of buyers’ ‘mattress money’ that was built up during the boom years is gone.

Here’s how you should rescue a soaking wet smartphone*

*For those of us not lucky enough to own a waterproof or water-resistant device.

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