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Friday 23 August, 2019

'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety

'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety

Aug 23rd 2019, 11:25 AM 84 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on the upcoming tech that’ll give you more peace of mind.

Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor

Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor

Aug 23rd 2019, 11:23 AM 315 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on how technological developments could change the way we think about our homes.

No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport

No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport

Aug 23rd 2019, 11:17 AM 176 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on the technological changes that are set to upend our experience of the big game.

Never struggle for directions to 'la playa' again: The future of speaking other languages

Never struggle for directions to 'la playa' again: The future of speaking other languages

Aug 23rd 2019, 11:12 AM 340 Views 0 Comments

From multilingual earbuds to neural machine learning, barriers between languages are being eroded, writes Sarah Harford.

Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Aug 23rd 2019, 11:06 AM 936 Views 0 Comments

Technology has the potential to replace your caffeine fix, writes Sarah Harford.

Friday 12 July, 2019

How to do Fota Wildlife Park like a pro: Picnic spots, parking perks and how to meet Matheo the sloth
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How to do Fota Wildlife Park like a pro: Picnic spots, parking perks and how to meet Matheo the sloth

Jul 12th 2019, 4:07 PM 2,193 Views 1 Comment

Plus the best time of day to visit if you’re a fan of penguins.

Friday 5 July, 2019

How to do the Rock of Cashel like a pro: Free entry, parking advice - and the photo opportunity everyone misses
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How to do the Rock of Cashel like a pro: Free entry, parking advice - and the photo opportunity everyone misses

Jul 5th 2019, 5:45 PM 4,097 Views 0 Comments

Plus the lunch spot the locals love.

Friday 28 June, 2019

How do I start looking for a mortgage?
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

How do I start looking for a mortgage?

Jun 28th 2019, 3:59 PM 31 Views 0 Comments

The first step can seem the hardest. So what should it be?

What types of mortgage are there?
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

What types of mortgage are there?

Jun 28th 2019, 3:58 PM 17 Views 0 Comments

Fixed, variable, annuity, interest-only… it’s easy to lose track.

How should I choose between mortgages?
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

How should I choose between mortgages?

Jun 28th 2019, 3:30 PM 16 Views 0 Comments

What’s the interest rate? How much will I pay monthly? Here’s what to look out for.

What's the difference between fixed and variable rate?
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

What's the difference between fixed and variable rate?

Jun 28th 2019, 3:25 PM 22 Views 0 Comments

And which one suits my needs best?

What does ‘loan to value’ mean?
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

What does ‘loan to value’ mean?

Jun 28th 2019, 3:20 PM 826 Views 0 Comments

Those magic three letters: LTV.

How long does it take to get a mortgage?
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

How long does it take to get a mortgage?

Jun 28th 2019, 3:15 PM 2,329 Views 0 Comments

It can vary a lot – but here’s a rule of thumb.

What's 'approval in principle'?
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

What's 'approval in principle'?

Jun 28th 2019, 3:10 PM 1,712 Views 0 Comments

And how long does it last?

Can I get a mortgage if I’m self-employed?
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

Can I get a mortgage if I’m self-employed?

Jun 28th 2019, 3:05 PM 132 Views 0 Comments

And what does it take?

What's an APR?
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

What's an APR?

Jun 28th 2019, 3:00 PM 8 Views 0 Comments

And why does it matter?

How does the Help To Buy scheme work?
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

How does the Help To Buy scheme work?

Jun 28th 2019, 2:55 PM 19 Views 0 Comments

Am I eligible – and where do I apply?

What might stop a bank giving me mortgage approval?
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

What might stop a bank giving me mortgage approval?

Jun 28th 2019, 2:50 PM 21 Views 0 Comments

Here are some typical red flags that lenders will look out for.

The steps to getting a mortgage, explained in 60 seconds
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# Daft Mortgage Advice

The steps to getting a mortgage, explained in 60 seconds

Jun 28th 2019, 2:45 PM 20 Views 0 Comments

I’m stuck for time. Tell me what I need to know.

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor
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# Future Focus

Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor

Jun 26th 2019, 4:37 PM 11,894 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on how technological developments could change the way we think about our homes.

'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety

Jun 26th 2019, 4:29 PM 15,319 Views 15 Comments

Sarah Harford on the upcoming tech that’ll give you more peace of mind.

Friday 14 June, 2019

How to do Westport like a pro: Shark views, parking tips and the pub from the classic Guinness ad
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How to do Westport like a pro: Shark views, parking tips and the pub from the classic Guinness ad

Jun 14th 2019, 5:21 PM 5,641 Views 0 Comments

Plus the “best whipped ice cream in Ireland”.

Goodbye midnight texts, hello intercontinental kissing: The future of long-distance relationships
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# Future Focus

Goodbye midnight texts, hello intercontinental kissing: The future of long-distance relationships

Jun 14th 2019, 9:26 AM 12,138 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on the technological innovations that are bringing long-distance loved ones closer together.

Thursday 30 May, 2019

How to do the Cliffs Of Moher like a pro: Cheap parking, great coffee, and hot tubs in whiskey barrels
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How to do the Cliffs Of Moher like a pro: Cheap parking, great coffee, and hot tubs in whiskey barrels

May 30th 2019, 2:23 PM 11,241 Views 0 Comments

Plus the best place to see the sunset.

Friday 24 May, 2019

How to do Salthill like a pro - including the best parking, poitín, and where to 'kick the wall'
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How to do Salthill like a pro - including the best parking, poitín, and where to 'kick the wall'

May 24th 2019, 4:26 PM 3,003 Views 0 Comments

Plus the locals’ favourite spot for a 99.

Friday 17 May, 2019

How to do Dingle like a pro - and find the hidden spots only locals know about
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How to do Dingle like a pro - and find the hidden spots only locals know about

May 17th 2019, 4:40 PM 5,922 Views 0 Comments

Plus the best seafood, the free parking, and the gin-flavoured ice cream.

Thursday 16 May, 2019

Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers
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# Future Focus

Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers

May 16th 2019, 11:31 AM 7,094 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on the technological shifts that are changing our experience of going away.

No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport

May 16th 2019, 11:21 AM 8,858 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on the technological changes that are set to upend our experience of the big game.

Friday 10 May, 2019

How to do the Giant’s Causeway like a pro - including free parking and a secret swimming spot
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How to do the Giant’s Causeway like a pro - including free parking and a secret swimming spot

May 10th 2019, 3:41 PM 8,314 Views 0 Comments

Plus some legendary local ice cream.

Friday 3 May, 2019

How to do Kinsale like a pro - getting your parking for free and finding the freshest fish and chips
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How to do Kinsale like a pro - getting your parking for free and finding the freshest fish and chips

May 3rd 2019, 4:40 PM 6,338 Views 5 Comments

Local guide Dermot Ryan shares his hidden gems and hacks for the Cork destination.

Thursday 2 May, 2019

Hello brain implants, goodbye forgetting people's names: The future of your memories
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Hello brain implants, goodbye forgetting people's names: The future of your memories

May 2nd 2019, 9:25 AM 10,009 Views 2 Comments

Sarah Harford on the technologies that could change the way we remember things (and mean we’ll never embarrass ourselves at parties again).

Thursday 18 April, 2019

How to do Glendalough like a pro - including the handiest free parking spot to leave the car
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How to do Glendalough like a pro - including the handiest free parking spot to leave the car

Apr 18th 2019, 5:02 PM 7,812 Views 1 Comment

Denis O’Reilly of Wild Wicklow Tours shares his secrets for a hassle-free day at the lakes.

Lock the door and activate the drone guard: The future of keeping your home safe
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# Future Focus

Lock the door and activate the drone guard: The future of keeping your home safe

Apr 18th 2019, 10:55 AM 16,513 Views 3 Comments

Sarah Harford looks at how technology could be set to upend our idea of a secure home.