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Dublin: 15 °C Friday 19 September, 2014

Today’s News

Eureka! There’s gold in them Co Monaghan hills

Ireland’s first commercial gold mine being planned along 50km “gold trend” from Cavan to Armagh.

The cows are going to be very busy in Cork. Up to 60% busier, in fact

Dairygold will add 115 jobs and boost production 60% after EU dairy quotas end.

From TheJournal.ie UK debt collectors hired to chase down north’s M50 toll evaders U Down With Ecp?

UK debt collectors hired to chase down north’s M50 toll evaders

London firm EPC is already tasked with recovering unpaid M50 fines in Ireland.

What I learned: striving for the paperless classroom

Tablet computers could soon replace books – but it’s not as simple as just adding iPads.

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From The Daily Edge First person to buy an iPhone 6 in Perth drops it immediately Strewth

Fancy yourself as the next Michael O’Leary? New third-level courses could be for you

DCU and the DAA have joined up to establish the Dublin Aviation Institute.

Business owners, today is ‘e-Day’ for public payments. What should you be doing?

Business can no longer pay public sector bodies by cheque.

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie People are queueing for the iPhone 6 – a LOT of people Ah Here
From TheJournal.ie Noonan: Economy will grow even more than we thought this year – but austerity isn’t over Noonanomics
From TheJournal.ie Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month’s Budget? Social Welfare

Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month’s Budget?

The Tánaiste wasn’t ruling it out when asked today.

More staff shown the door at Microsoft, though Irish workers should be safe

Latest layoffs the next round of company’s 18,000 job cuts.

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From TheJournal.ie Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers Pay Increases This post contains videos

Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers

Ged Nash has been explaining what the Low Pay Commission is all about.

Irish greyhounds are going global, but industry still gone to dogs

Greyhound board pens deal to take local races to William Hill’s online gamblers.

Company behind bulk marketing texts says Irish trade is ‘challenging’

Zamano reports a fall in sales and profits, blames ComReg code of practice for bad local figures.

Who’s afraid of the big, bad tax man? Small business is, apparently

SME confidence keeps improving, but rising tariffs and wage bills are getting in the way of growth.

‘We’re not like them’: Apple boss takes jab at companies that monetise personal data

Tim Cook said in a letter on privacy that Apple doesn’t let government services access the company’s information.

From The Daily Edge The 8 greatest suggestions from the new iPhone predictive text IOS 8

If you’re being asked to pay more rent you’re certainly not the only one

Rents are up across the country, especially in Dublin.

Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Got an iPhone or iPad? iOS 8 has arrived for you to download

Those with an iPhone 4S or newer will be able to download the new version of iOS, but make sure you have 3GB of space free.

Another Irish hotel on the market for a bargain-basement price

Limerick’s Strand Hotel going for €17 million, owners say it’s worth three times that.

Apple gives iCloud an extra layer of security after nude photo scandal

iCloud owners will now be able to activate two-step verification for iCloud, meaning they will need a smartphone to log in to their account.

First step Tullamore, then the world

Tullamore Dew returns to namesake town after 60 years as global demand for Irish whiskey keeps on growing.

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Would an appearance by Eva Longoria convince you to attend the Dublin Web Summit?

The actress and angel investor will be speaking at the event, which is taking place in November.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how police and the public can use social media to solve a crime in a few hours Brotherly Love

Here’s how police and the public can use social media to solve a crime in a few hours

Twitter users teamed up last night to catch suspects in a homophobic attack in Philadelphia

Most directors think a who-you-know culture remains for getting on a company’s board

As many as 19% believe this it is mainly the case in State-owned companies.

Find app permissions confusing? Here’s what you need to know

If you’re not sure what features each app is accessing every time you use one, this is the place to start.

From The Daily Edge 7 preposterous revelations from the iPhone 6 reviews Iphone 6

7 preposterous revelations from the iPhone 6 reviews

We have officially lost the run of ourselves.

Sony smartphones not so clever any more

Company predicts massive losses after writing off more than €1 billion in worthless goodwill for its mobiles.

From TheJournal.ie There’s a “real risk” that the Banking Inquiry could collapse Warning

There’s a “real risk” that the Banking Inquiry could collapse

An early General Election or lengthy court proceedings could scupper the work of the inquiry entirely, Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath is warning.

Sure the ping pong is fun, but IT staff also want to do good work

Survey says IT workers now prefer startups to big tech companies so they get to do interesting projects.

Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie OECD releases ‘action plan’ on tax evasion. Next step, another report Taxing Times

OECD releases ‘action plan’ on tax evasion. Next step, another report

Michael Noonan happy with the recommendations, particularly the bit about the digital economy.

Researchers develop robot arm that can move like a snake

The soft robot arm is made out of rubber and is designed to move in confined spaces.

TV3′s new soap Red Rock has been awarded €800,000 in BAI funding

The BAI is dolling out a total of €5.2 million to TV and radio projects.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I wouldn’t dare do such a thing’: After Enda’s scolding, Leo isn’t talking about the Budget this week Budget 2015

‘I wouldn’t dare do such a thing’: After Enda’s scolding, Leo isn’t talking about the Budget this week

The Health Minister was remaining tight-lipped about the Budget this morning.

From The Score Conor McGregor is getting six more RTÉ documentaries Notorious

Conor McGregor is getting six more RTÉ documentaries

The half-hour programmes will be aired from January.

Cook: Apple has no interest in gathering user data

The Apple CEO said that Apple’s business is ‘not based on having information’ about its users and that government agencies don’t have back door access to its servers.

Irish consumers not so happy, but thanks for asking

Latest customer sentiment survey down last month after hitting a seven-year high in July.

From TheJournal.ie Infographic: Pedal power is up in Dublin, but we’re using far less energy overall In The City

‘Double Irish’ tax loophole in the firing line

OECD wants to cut down on corporate tax shifting. We look at what all the fuss is about.

From TheJournal.ie We need to get ready for “one last gasp of austerity” in 2015 — economist Water Charges

We need to get ready for “one last gasp of austerity” in 2015 — economist

The quarterly water charge set to hit households from January will effectively “suck” money out of the system, economist Tom McDonnell says.

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