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Dublin: 8 °C Friday 27 February, 2015

Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Germany and Greece have settled their bailout differences (for now) Greek Unorthodox

Germany and Greece have settled their bailout differences (for now)

German politicians have just approved the troubled country’s new bailout proposals.

This is why people were divided on the colour of *that* dress

To be fair, there have been stranger internet debates.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The Michael O’Leary of the hotel world? I’ll take that’ Straight Shooter

‘The Michael O’Leary of the hotel world? I’ll take that’

The manager of the Charleville Lodge Hotel has been doing a lot of talking in the last 12 hours

Eircom has found a way to make money – take the razor to its workforce

The company has cut about one-third of its staff in the past two years.

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From TheJournal.ie Castles for everyone: Airbnb to create 200 new jobs Silicon Docks

Castles for everyone: Airbnb to create 200 new jobs

The roles will be based in Dublin.

Shock after job cuts at Cadbury factories

Trade union unite say they weren’t expecting the extent of the job losses.

Twitter steps up its efforts to fix one of its biggest problems

And a verification feature could be soon on the way.

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland made a lot of money last year Yeah Boi

Bank of Ireland made a lot of money last year

A lot more than the year before, anyway.

From TheJournal.ie Pre-binging: Everything you need to know before watching the new House of Cards Recap
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Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Bankers who held key roles during the crisis to face tough questioning Banking Inquiry

Bankers who held key roles during the crisis to face tough questioning

The banking inquiry is entering its Nexus phase…

From TheJournal.ie Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless Opinion

Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless

I worked full-time during my full-time undergraduate degree; in 2007 my mother and I became homeless. Yet I am not deemed eligible for a full postgraduate grant.

Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think

‘Money For Jam’ should be a bible for anyone culinary-inclined who wants to strike out on their own

Accidentally deleted photos on your iPhone? You can recover them

It’s easy to do, they’re just hidden away.

From TheJournal.ie Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all Greece Lightnin'

Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all

Syriza’s aggressive stance continues to soften in the wake of its loans being extended by the ECB

From TheJournal.ie Ireland just got its first Harley Davidson hearse Heaven Sent This post contains a poll

Ireland just got its first Harley Davidson hearse

And you can buy a pre-paid funeral plan for it…

From TheJournal.ie This coffee kiosk in Dublin is on the market for €200,000 Full-caff Prices

This coffee kiosk in Dublin is on the market for €200,000

The property currently pulls in €15,600 a year in rent.

160 jobs lost as Cadbury scraps the Pink Snack bar

The job losses are part of an overall restructuring of Mondelez’s operations in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The awkward moment when David McWilliams played a clip of himself to the banking inquiry Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

The awkward moment when David McWilliams played a clip of himself to the banking inquiry

TDs’ faces were a little strained when they heard the clip for a second time.

From TheJournal.ie Hmmm… It seems we have MORE trust in the government now Barometer

Hmmm… It seems we have MORE trust in the government now

Government is the only institution to record see a rise in how much it is trusted by the public over the past year.

Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis

David McWilliams says he became a defacto advisor to Brian Lenihan before the 2008 bank guarantee.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: How Nick Leeson brought down Barings Bank at the age of just 28 Trust Me

Timeline: How Nick Leeson brought down Barings Bank at the age of just 28

The original rogue trader’s ten minutes of infamy happened 20 years ago today

Google has taught its AI how to beat humans at video games

Although it won’t do as well in a game of Ms. Pac Man.

YouTube has a major problem despite having a billion users

And it’s something that has been troubling it since it was bought by Google in 2006.

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank made €752 million in profit last year Back In Black

Ulster Bank made €752 million in profit last year

That marks its first profit since 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Nick Leeson: I sat my sons down this week to pass on the hard lessons I have learned 20 Years On

Nick Leeson: I sat my sons down this week to pass on the hard lessons I have learned

In an exclusive piece for TheJournal.ie, the former ‘rogue’ trader writes of his panic and embarrassment on this week 20 years ago as he collapsed a 232-year-old bank.

Watch: Ad for ‘the world’s slimmest phone’ banned for objectifying women

Authorities in the United Kingdom received several complaints about the ad.

Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Nick Leeson on the 20th anniversary of Barings scandal: “The most embarrassing period of my life” Trading Places

Nick Leeson on the 20th anniversary of Barings scandal: “The most embarrassing period of my life”

The former trader at the centre of the notorious 1995 bank collapse had to “sit down” his sons to explain his role in the disgrace.

How do you record something that’s happening on your phone (without a second camera)?

Because sometimes a screenshot just isn’t enough.

From TheJournal.ie The Big Four of Irish energy were accused of ‘fleecing’ their customers today Power Rangers

The Big Four of Irish energy were accused of ‘fleecing’ their customers today

Most gas and electricity price decreases will be seen later this year apparently

From TheJournal.ie The gap between the rich and poor is widening, thanks to this government Opinion

The gap between the rich and poor is widening, thanks to this government

Economic inequality in increasing in Ireland – despite what TDs might say.

Reddit puts its foot down on revenge porn and stolen nude pics

Six months after the stolen photos of nude celebrities leaked, Reddit bans anyone from uploading nude photos without consent.

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from? Paddock To Plate This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?

Most people want better labelling on country-of-origin, but that change could come at a price.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Sexist’ poster for cycling race hits bum note Badvertising
From TheJournal.ie Loan company Wonga to close Dublin office, cutting 175 jobs Payday Loans

Loan company Wonga to close Dublin office, cutting 175 jobs

The company says it is restructuring how it does business.

Greece should take Ireland’s ‘middle road’ on debt – not the ‘nuclear option’

The Finance Minister was interviewed on Bloomberg about the future of the eurozone and other things…

Don’t look yet but house prices actually FELL a little bit last month

But compared to last year they’re still way up.

Lots of people still have complaints about their mortgages

Mortgage issues continue to be the highest drivers of complaints.

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