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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 28 August, 2015

Today’s News

‘I gave 45 years to the store’: After 11 weeks, former Clerys staff aren’t going away

400 people lost their jobs overnight when the store closed suddenly.

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye UPC, hello Virgin Media Oh Hai Richard Branson

Goodbye UPC, hello Virgin Media

Changes are on the way.

400 jobs on the way as Deloitte says it’s hiring

The company is immediately recruiting to fill 100 jobs.

Internet ads bothering you? Then Google’s latest change will make you happy

And it’s part of a wider trend relating to one of the web’s older formats.

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UTV Ireland has dragged its owner’s whole TV business into the red

But at Ireland’s biggest publisher, things are starting to look up.

From TheJournal.ie Heading to or from Heuston Station? There are delays of up to 2 hours Fault On The Line

Heading to or from Heuston Station? There are delays of up to 2 hours

Due an electricity fault customers are told to expect delays.

This is what happens when you ask Siri about the next iPhones

It provides some dry answers ahead of Apple’s 9 September event.

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Fancy your own (almost) private island? Or would you prefer to live in a schoolhouse? These and more in this week's property magazine

Yesterday’s News

This startup founded by Irish guys is about to be HUGE… and they found a pretty unique way to tell people

Intercom, the “Whatsapp of customer service”, have announced a huge funding and jobs coup… with a cartoon.

Here’s why you might willingly tell Facebook everything about you

It’s testing a new service for a virtual assistant.

From TheJournal.ie Man loses case against TGI Friday’s after being asked to wear a woman’s t-shirt TGIs

Man loses case against TGI Friday’s after being asked to wear a woman’s t-shirt

The Equality Tribunal found the man hadn’t established a case.

Wednesday 26 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A craft beer walking tour of Dublin Beer Me

A craft beer walking tour of Dublin

One route. Several stops… You’re welcome.

From TheJournal.ie House prices went up again last month and they’re not stopping On The Up

House prices went up again last month and they’re not stopping

But the rate of property price increases is slowing.

From TheJournal.ie Burger King have asked McDonald’s to help create a McWhopper (it looks pretty amazing) Hold Everything
From TheJournal.ie The latest job numbers are pretty good news for these two Employment

The latest job numbers are pretty good news for these two

Employment is now increasing at a rate of over 1,000 jobs per week.

You could help fix potholes by driving over them

The company patented a method that would allow cars to detect them and help create a database.

Here’s how to disable the in-app browser for Facebook

Should you be more comfortable using the likes of Chrome or Opera instead.

Paddy Power and Betfair are getting into bed together – but who’ll wear the pants?

It’s going to be bad news for the competition, experts say.

From TheJournal.ie Space station astronauts just got a delivery of Bill Murray’s favourite whiskey Relaxing Times

Space station astronauts just got a delivery of Bill Murray’s favourite whiskey

Don’t worry, they’re not allowed drink it.

Tuesday 25 August, 2015

What life’s like running this Irish company after it was taken over for €115 million

Dublin’s Realex Payments was sold to a billion-dollar US firm in March.

Watch NASA deliberately crash a load of spaceships*

*As well as a number of aircrafts for good measure.

From TheJournal.ie The self-proclaimed ‘Spam King’ is about to get his comeuppance Canned

The self-proclaimed ‘Spam King’ is about to get his comeuppance

A Las Vegas man who sent more than 27 million Facebook messages is facing jail time

From TheJournal.ie Does the ‘great fall of China’ mean it’s time to stockpile canned goods? Some seem to think so Fragile China

Does the ‘great fall of China’ mean it’s time to stockpile canned goods? Some seem to think so

A former top UK government adviser has some dire predictions for the global economy.

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Here’s what worried users of Ashley Madison have been saying since the hack

An online security expert say he’s been inundated with questions since the breach.

From TheJournal.ie Developers received trips to Venice and the Ryder Cup from banks before financial crash Banking Inquiry

Developers received trips to Venice and the Ryder Cup from banks before financial crash

Gerard Gannon and Peter Cosgrave have given details in written statements to the banking inquiry.

Monday 24 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Twitter has just made it more difficult for us to see politicians’ deleted tweets Eoin And The Eggs

Twitter has just made it more difficult for us to see politicians’ deleted tweets

The final two tweets on Politwoops Europe were from Irish MEP Luke Ming Flanagan.

This day 20 years ago, Windows 95 made its way into the world

And it made many changes that are still present today.

China just sneezed and the whole world caught a cold

Today was ‘black Monday’ for Asian stocks – and Ireland wasn’t immune from the fallout.

Tim Cook says Apple is fine despite China’s market problems

Its stock fell by more than 20% amid fears that China’s slowdown could hurt Apple’s growth there.

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From TheJournal.ie Two suicides connected to the Ashley Madison website hack Personal Data

Two suicides connected to the Ashley Madison website hack

Canadian Police say a link has yet to be confirmed.

Piracy sites are banning Windows 10 users because they’re worried about privacy

They claim that Microsoft is sending back identifying information about their sites when Windows 10 users visit.

From TheJournal.ie How old is the average first-time house buyer? On The Ladder

How old is the average first-time house buyer?

They’re getting older.

Just eight months after it was launched, is UTV Ireland about to be sold?

Something’s brewing, but the company isn’t giving much away.

Sunday 23 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Chimney sweep? It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it… You Do What?

Chimney sweep? It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it…

For the latest in our Odd Jobs series we talked to chimney sweep Karl Walsh of DublinChimneySweep.com.

Fire nearly destroyed my business – this is how I picked up and started again

Simon Evans quit his job to cycle the world, started a business in the recession and then nearly lost it all in a blaze.

This is how you can block those annoying Candy Crush invites on Facebook

And anything else that happens to annoy you.

How an Irish startup could revolutionise the way everyone looks at health

Nuritas is mining ‘nature’s wealth’ from the most everyday of sources – food.

Friday 21 August, 2015

Why two young Dubliners quit their day jobs to go into business… in Peru

“We’re very proud of the fact that we feel like we represent Ireland in everything we do.”

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