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Friday 6 July, 2012

Aviva announces 220 jobs for Galway

Marine Institute and Financial consultants Grant Thornton also recruiting in city, bringing Galway job boost to 350.

Ulster Bank customers can claim stress compensation, says Financial Ombudsman

Reduction in competition in financial sector very concerning, he says. But how do you claim compensation if you have been affected by IT woes at the Bank?

John Hume awarded knighthood by Pope

Derry Man becomes member of the Order of St. Gregory. But why does the Pope award knighthoods?

Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Why is Ireland so good at doing business? IDA

Why is Ireland so good at doing business?

Corporate taxes is one reason, according to snazzy new infograph. But ‘favourable demographics’ is another.

Germans want to ban bestiality, legalise cannabis

More than 152,000 voted to make cannabis a legal drug, while a further 93,000 said sex with animals should be banned.

Ulster Bank must compensate customers, says Central Bank

Contingency planning of Ulster Bank has been appalling, Oireachtas Committee told.

Calorie counts should be displayed on menus, says report

Dr James Reilly says food businesses have 6 months to introduce scheme on a voluntary basis, or face a compulsory introduction of it.

Consumer confidence up in June

However consumers unlikely to step up their spending, as just 12 per cent believe their financial situation will improve in the coming year.

Software company sets up new consulting centre in Dublin

Firm looking for software developers, but needs to fill financial and recruitment positions as well.

Up to 1,300 dangerous gas cookers unaccounted for, says NCA

Over 7,600 of the Beko, Flavel, Leisure & New World gas cookers were sold in Ireland between 2003 and 2007, says annual report from National Consumer Agency.

Saturday 30 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge World record attempt for most 'nuns' in one place Nunday

World record attempt for most 'nuns' in one place

1,400 people expected to don full nuns habits in Listowel, Kerry, today to raise funds for suicide prevention

Friday 29 June, 2012

Airlines not required to carry defibrillators

No law requiring airlines to carry the devices, which are used on heart attack victims.

Thursday 28 June, 2012

Cancer-causing radon gas found in 341 homes

Occupiers of one home in Galway receiving the equivalent of 13 chest x-rays a day from the gas.

UNESCO puts Timbuktu on danger list

We take a brief look at the explorers, including one Irish man, who tried and failed to make it to the fabled city, the one who finally did and the other who made it out alive.

Number of carers rises by 23,000 as over half a million claim a disability

4.1 per cent of the population are now listed as being carers, latest census figures show, as 13 per cent of the population claim they have a disability.

Newspaper group bought for €5.5m

125 jobs secured, as the future of the publisher of newspapers in Meath and the midlands is secured.

Ghost estate turned into outdoor art exhibition

What would you do with Ireland’s ghost estates?

'Don't ask don't tell policy' at Garda Síochána

Management policy at the Garda Síochána towards gays is akin to the now defunct US Army approach of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, according to a new study by academics at DCU

New mortgage-to-rent scheme could help up to 3,500 families

The scheme will be available nationally to families on low incomes in houses less than €220,000.

Monday 25 June, 2012

People think more rationally in a foreign language

However lead author tells that people should not necessarily make important financial decisions in their second tongue.

Irish company wins Cannes Lion for ISPCC ad

Richie Smyth of Dublin based Blinder Productions picked up a bronze for Director’s craft at the awards, which are seen as the Oscars of the advertising industry.

Public sector pay increments should be deferred, says Varadkar

Freezing pay increases could save up to €200 million a year, he said, but admits would be in breach of Croke Park Agreement.

Bankers' pay worldwide up 12 per cent

Chief executives at 15 leading banks were awarded an extra €12.8 million over the past year.

Ulster Bank should waive fees, says ISME

One customer tells that he has seen his bank balance today for the first time in a week.

Eirgen to create 30 new pharma jobs in Waterford

The maker of cancer care drugs says the jobs will help support the research and production of a new range of products.

Ban sought on shooting of female deer in Kerry

Ireland’s only native deer herd down to 500 in numbers, from a high of 700 deer 10 years ago.

Friday 22 June, 2012

Cash buyer says NAMA taking too long to release properties

Proinsias O Naraigh posted an ad in the Irish Times looking for six to 12 unit apartment block – because he says he got tired of waiting for NAMA to sort out paperwork.

Thursday 21 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Now it’s Molly Malone’s turn to be yarnbombed Yarnarchists This post contains images

Now it’s Molly Malone’s turn to be yarnbombed

Renegade knitters yarn attacked Dublin’s Molly Malone last night. Here she is in a range of other get-ups over the years.

Massive pay rise for Queen Elizabeth II

Pay will rise by 16 per cent as Britons are warned of 10 more years of austerity.

Doctors in Northern Ireland go on strike

The British government is raising the retirement age from 60 to 68.

Children eating too much salt: Study

Salt intake in one to four year olds is over recommended limits.

Why do Nigerian scammers say they are from Nigeria?

Nigerian scams deliberately target gullible people, according to research from Microsoft.

Gaeilge on Google's new Endangered Languages Project

Irish is included on a list of over 3,000 languages that the internet giant wants to save from extinction.

Wednesday 20 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Galway hooker statue is 'yarnbombed' Yarnbombed

Galway hooker statue is 'yarnbombed'

134 children cover iconic monument in 2,086 individual patches.

Irish GDP per head fourth highest in Europe GDP

Irish GDP per head fourth highest in Europe

Ireland’s GDP per head of population was 27 per cent above the EU average in 2011.

Why are there no snakes in Ireland?

Co Laois woman found three foot-snake under bed. Why aren’t we finding more of them?

First 'test tube' baby mother dies

Lesley Brown made medical history on July 25th, 1978.

Women with disabilities more vulnerable to sexual violence, says report

84 per cent of perpetrators were known to the victims.

US billionaire investor appointed to Bank of Ireland

Wilbur Ross led a group of US investors in €1.1bn deal to buy 35 per cent of the bank last year.

Bill Cullen to close two motor dealerships

Twenty-nine jobs to go in Galway and Ennis.