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Dublin: -2 °C Monday 2 February, 2015

Yesterday’s News

This is how you can select who sees you on Facebook Chat

Should you only want a few friends to know you’re online.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says IAG needs to give ‘cast iron guarantee’ on Aer Lingus bid For Sale

Taoiseach says IAG needs to give ‘cast iron guarantee’ on Aer Lingus bid

He said a formal offer has not been accepted by the board.

Here’s how you can listen to YouTube music without opening a tab

Another way to turn the video site into your own music player.

From TheJournal.ie From ‘cosy’ to castles: 9 wonderful Valentine’s getaways on Airbnb right now Very Rosemantic

From ‘cosy’ to castles: 9 wonderful Valentine’s getaways on Airbnb right now

Two weeks to go, folks. We’ve done most of the hard work for you…

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny says more tax cuts are on the way Interview

Enda Kenny says more tax cuts are on the way

He also ruled out going into coalition with Fianna Fáil or Sinn Féin.

Weird Wide Web: Creepy stalking software, a dose of virtual reality and a futuristic hospital

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

This is why you should be using a password manager

Because it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Applying for a mortgage, but haven’t a clue? We asked the banks where to begin

Do I need to cut up the credit card? I have no savings? Here’s answers to some of the common questions.

Saturday 31 January, 2015

Do we really live on a ‘treasure island’ for the big supermarket chains?

The major players really don’t want to say how much money they’re making from you.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: The most futuristic cruise ship on the planet has a cocktail bar staffed by robots Mari Time-travel
From TheJournal.ie Siptu wants the minimum wage to be €11.45 an hour Pay Rise

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a crowdsourced map of WiFi hotspots, zombies on pogo sticks and a great iOS mail app from a surprising source.

From TheJournal.ie What happens if I don’t pay my bill, and other questions for Irish Water Bills Bills Bills

What happens if I don’t pay my bill, and other questions for Irish Water

John Tierney said he didn’t forsee a situation ”where we would have to be taking people to court”. But what will happen to those who don’t pay out?

Does the media spin the big stories because of ‘who pays the piper’?

We asked the host of RTÉ’s new programme, The Media Show.

Here are some really good ways to get staff to do what you want (without forcing them)

For January’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at the importance of setting goals and getting staff working together.

These guys have made a million-euro company from your office ‘last man standing’ comps

The Irish company which runs the competitions in offices across the nation is barely a year old

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Break up the eurozone and slim down the EU – or voters will do it for us Twilight Zone

Opinion: Break up the eurozone and slim down the EU – or voters will do it for us

The refusal to deal with the core problems of the Union are driving people to fringe parties that take absolute positions against the EU.

Friday 30 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’ve seen children using e-cigs and that is terrifying’ Lovely E-fags

‘I’ve seen children using e-cigs and that is terrifying’

If passed, a new bill will mean ‘vaping’ becomes subject to the same regulation as ordinary cigarettes

From TheJournal.ie Rolling in it – the richest counties in Ireland are… Loadsamoney

Rolling in it – the richest counties in Ireland are…

Latest figures from the CSO highlight worrying levels of indebtedness in the east of the country…

Why does IAG want to get its hands on Aer Lingus so badly?

Here’s everything we know about the possible sale so far…

From TheJournal.ie Only 395 houses available to first-time buyers in Dublin Short Supply

Only 395 houses available to first-time buyers in Dublin

This applies to those looking to avail of the Central Banks new rules with a property costing €220,000 or less.

Google has explained why it pulled the plug (for now) on Google Glass

The company held its earnings call last night, where it failed to meet analysts’ expectations for the fifth quarter in a row.

Jay Z is going head to head with Spotify

The rapper is taking over the premium music streaming service WiMP for €49 million.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax’ Someone Has To Pay

‘Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax’

“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone In The Red

Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone

CSO figures also revealed that young people are carrying too much debt.

You’ll be able to watch ‘Good Morning Britain’ on UTV Ireland from next week

You’ll be able to watch ‘Good Morning Britain’ on UTV Ireland from next week

Bad news if you happen to enjoy Loose Women first thing in the morning.

This unique Irish lingerie has been sold to the French

It’s specially for certain patients.

Thursday 29 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Greek approach “precisely what this government did”, says Tánaiste Ooo-pa

Greek approach “precisely what this government did”, says Tánaiste

The Tánaiste has welcomed Greece’s move to “renegotiate rather than repudiate”.

Samsung versus Apple: things are getting tight

The popularity of the iPhone 6 and Samsung’s drop in profit has resulted in a tie.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s Happy Pear twins to star on Jamie Oliver’s food channel YouTube
From TheJournal.ie IAG is a ‘predator hovering over Aer Lingus’ Job Losses

IAG is a ‘predator hovering over Aer Lingus’

The Transport Committee has been told that selling Aer Lingus share would ‘devastate’ Ireland’s economy and connectivity

The CEO of McDonald’s has resigned after coming under severe pressure

Shares jumped after he stepped down. Ouch.

Tired of Facebook videos? Too bad

While it was another positive earnings report for Facebook, its intentions for video and other services have become a little clearer.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny and Joan Burton were given a serious dose of (virtual) reality today Oculus Rift?

Enda Kenny and Joan Burton were given a serious dose of (virtual) reality today

They didn’t look happy when the fun was over.

200 new jobs for Dublin and Limerick as Enda unveils latest ‘Action Plan’

Enda and Joan are targeting a return to full employment by 2018. They’ve been giving us a progress report this morning.

Drinkers across the world are falling out of love with Guinness

But the iconic stout is making a comeback in its home country.

Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Facebook now has 1.39bn active users (and it’s rolling in cash)

The social media company’s profits have beaten expectations.

From TheJournal.ie “10% of all civil servants should be proficient in the Irish Language” Aiming High

“10% of all civil servants should be proficient in the Irish Language”

According to a report by a culture and Gaeltacht committee anyway…

How Apple just had its biggest few months EVER

Amazingly, a €15 billion profit wasn’t the only point of interest from Apple’s most successful quarter.

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