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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.

One of Dublin’s two greyhound stadiums is to be closed and sold

Planning permission for Harold’s Cross will be sought before it’s put on the market.

From TheJournal.ie Great deal* for workers as Groupon plans 100 new jobs Jobswatch

Apple posts new security warning for iCloud users

There are numerous reports of attacks on iClouds users in China.

If all goes to plan, Nama will be no more in four years

The State’s bad bank is aiming to wind up ahead of schedule.

From TheJournal.ie One of the men who brought down Richard Nixon has died All The Presidents Men

One of the men who brought down Richard Nixon has died

Ben Bradlee, who edited the Washington Post for 23 years, has died.

From TheJournal.ie New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Data Breach

New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Exclusive

“It’s an absolute shambles,” one affected customer said, after waiting on the phone for an hour to speak to Irish Water’s customer care team.

Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fossett’s Circus ‘open for business’ despite facing potential collapse Show Must Go On

Fossett’s Circus ‘open for business’ despite facing potential collapse

The family are considering asking the court to appoint an examiner to the business.

Primark strikes deal with Sears to open its first US stores

Seven, in fact. Thanks Penneys… or, eh, Sears…

From TheJournal.ie Kickstarter is live for Irish projects so now you can support this teenage bounty hunter

Kickstarter is live for Irish projects so now you can support this teenage bounty hunter

Don’t just stand there, get creating… or funding.

Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse

It is the second case against Iceland Erla Hlynsdóttir has won.

Newstalk’s Chris Donoghue will anchor UTV Ireland’s news programmes

The broadcaster will also continue presenting Newstalk’s Breakfast show.

Ireland-based pharma firm’s €43b merger is off, but it could get a Botox injection instead

Dublin-headquartered Shire and US company AbbVie pull the plug on their big pharma deal.

From TheJournal.ie Car buyers will pay €1 billion in tax this year to get their vehicles on the road Pricey Wheels

Car buyers will pay €1 billion in tax this year to get their vehicles on the road

New registrations have been up nearly 30% in 2014 so far.

From The Daily Edge Heat says sorry for ‘unfounded report’ on Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s marriage High Court

Heat says sorry for ‘unfounded report’ on Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s marriage

The couple sued Heat Magazine for defamation over an article published last month.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of rentals in Dublin aren’t good enough to pass council inspections INspections

Thousands of rentals in Dublin aren’t good enough to pass council inspections

Out of the 5,984 rentals inspected, 5,228 were served with enforcement notices.

From TheJournal.ie Australian man first to be convicted for webcam sex acts with fake girl Child Sexual Abuse

Australian man first to be convicted for webcam sex acts with fake girl

He did some horrendous things with what he thought was a nine-year-old girl.

Apple is offloading heaps of iPhones, but is the iPad’s day done?

Smartphone sales were worth over half the company’s income in the last three months.

Here’s everything you need to know about the launch of Apple Pay

It works in McDonalds and taxis. (But it’s not in Ireland yet).

From The Daily Edge At last! The world’s first hoverboard has arrived Back To The Future

At last! The world’s first hoverboard has arrived

We can all be Marty McFly.

From TheJournal.ie Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator – but there’s already a protest planned Breaking Ground

Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator – but there’s already a protest planned

The plant is being built by US energy company Covanta.

From TheJournal.ie “Drunk” snowplough driver blamed, as oil company boss dies in plane crash Christophe De Margerie

“Drunk” snowplough driver blamed, as oil company boss dies in plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, died in the crash at a Moscow airport when the private jet he was using hit a snowplough on takeoff.

Monday 20 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Don’t like lamb? Over €7 million is being spent to convince you otherwise Baaaaa

Don’t like lamb? Over €7 million is being spent to convince you otherwise

Sheep meat consumption and production has been down 20% in the last 14 years.

Creative crowdfunding site Fund It has raised €3 million for projects like this

The money has gone to everything from a multimedia horror show to a heart-rate monitor for sheep.

Five new research centres on the way following €245m investment

The centres will be located at Trinity College Dublin, UCD, NUI Galway and UL.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started Jobswatch

Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started

The job will be filled over the next two years.

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From TheJournal.ie How will ‘unprecedented’ levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife? Survey

How will ‘unprecedented’ levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?

The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.

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