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Thursday 10 July, 2014

Rental prices, euro changes push Dublin up 'costliest cities for expats' survey
# Moving Costs
# Moving Costs

Rental prices, euro changes push Dublin up 'costliest cities for expats' survey

Jul 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,308 Views 19 Comments

The annual Mercer survey provides a relative comparison of costs for expat workers in 211 cities around the world.

Au Pairs welcome decision on Domestic Workers Convention
# Domestic Work
# Domestic Work

Au Pairs welcome decision on Domestic Workers Convention

Jul 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,248 Views 13 Comments

Minister Bruton has announced the government’s plans to ratify the Convention to protect the rights of domestic workers.

EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments
# CAP
# CAP

EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments

Jul 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,088 Views 11 Comments

European Court of Auditors says Commission did not properly supervise Member States in the calculation of CAP entitlements.

Moving to Ontario? You'll be able to swap your Irish driver's licence for a local one
# Driving In Canada
# Driving In Canada

Moving to Ontario? You'll be able to swap your Irish driver's licence for a local one

Jul 10th 2014, 6:13 AM 13,089 Views 25 Comments

New mutual exchange agreement reached for Irish people living and working in Ontario, and Ontarians living and working in Ireland.

Wednesday 9 July, 2014

South Dublin County Council strike called off after LRC talks
# Impact
# Impact

South Dublin County Council strike called off after LRC talks

Jul 9th 2014, 6:34 PM 4,919 Views 7 Comments

Industrial action centred on staff pay cuts at the local authority.

Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jul 8th 2014, 10:58 PM 16,108 Views 10 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…

LRC to present proposals in South Dublin County Council dispute
# Talks
# Talks

LRC to present proposals in South Dublin County Council dispute

Jul 8th 2014, 10:52 PM 7,101 Views 4 Comments

Ongoing industrial dispute centres on pay cuts to council staff.

Trading conditions in Ireland 'continue to be challenging', says M&S
# Retail
# Retail

Trading conditions in Ireland 'continue to be challenging', says M&S

Jul 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 11,568 Views 27 Comments

The retailer reported a slight increase in womenswear sales and said that sales were impacted by launch of new website.

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology
# Making Waves
# Making Waves

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology

Jul 8th 2014, 3:49 PM 9,553 Views 42 Comments

ESB-led renewable energy project aims to generate electricity by 2018.

Saturday 28 June, 2014

100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI
# WWI
# WWI

100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI

Jun 28th 2014, 10:15 AM 14,558 Views 46 Comments

Controversy and debate continue over the character of Gavrilo Princip, the man who shot the Austro-Hungarian heir.

Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper
# Tax Havens
# Tax Havens

Ireland second to Bermuda as 'conduit' for taxable income of US multinationals - IMF staff paper

Jun 25th 2014, 5:06 PM 8,526 Views 30 Comments

Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.

What's the speed limit in France? Or Spain?
# Travel Tips
# Travel Tips

What's the speed limit in France? Or Spain?

Jun 25th 2014, 4:16 PM 17,004 Views 20 Comments

New app provides by-country road safety details for motorists in the EU.

NAMA redeems €2.5bn in bonds
# Bonds
# Bonds

NAMA redeems €2.5bn in bonds

Jun 25th 2014, 1:53 PM 7,480 Views 16 Comments

National Asset Management Agency recently reported profits of €211m.

B2B service producer prices up 3.4% in Q1 2014
# B2B Services
# B2B Services

B2B service producer prices up 3.4% in Q1 2014

Jun 25th 2014, 1:28 PM 186 Views 0 Comments

CSO says this index should not be considered indicative of more general price trends in the economy.

House, apartment prices up 10.6% nationally in year to May
# Property
# Property

House, apartment prices up 10.6% nationally in year to May

Jun 25th 2014, 11:38 AM 8,352 Views 46 Comments

Latest CSO figures show residential property prices rose 22% in Dublin since May 2013.

Irish Dairy Board opens $12m US cheese plant
# Cheese
# Cheese

Irish Dairy Board opens $12m US cheese plant

Jun 25th 2014, 11:03 AM 5,926 Views 14 Comments

Innovations developed at the Wisconsin facility “will be shared across” IDB operations, according to the co-op’s CEO.

Tralee hosts summer academy focusing on traditional, artisan food production
# Artisan Food
# Artisan Food

Tralee hosts summer academy focusing on traditional, artisan food production

Jun 25th 2014, 8:15 AM 4,992 Views 1 Comment

Consumer interest in locally-sourced and -produced foods are providing a boost to Irish food SMEs.

Tuesday 24 June, 2014

EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges
# Roaming
# Roaming

EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges

Jun 24th 2014, 5:55 PM 7,071 Views 15 Comments

Data roaming prices being cut by more than half across the EU from 1 July 2014, but Neelie Kroes says that it is ‘not enough’.

Nine soldiers killed as Ukraine helicopter shot down
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Nine soldiers killed as Ukraine helicopter shot down

Jun 24th 2014, 5:16 PM 5,803 Views 49 Comments

Meanwhile, Putin calls on Russian parliament to cancel resolution sanctioning Russian military force in Ukraine.

'Discover University' projects give teens a window into tech and enterprise
# Discover University
# Discover University

'Discover University' projects give teens a window into tech and enterprise

Jun 24th 2014, 4:29 PM 3,887 Views 0 Comments

The National College of Ireland programme encourages teenagers from disadvantaged areas to engage with third-level education.

Beauty, food and parenting: the top themes of Irish blogs
# Sharing Is Caring
# Sharing Is Caring

Beauty, food and parenting: the top themes of Irish blogs

Jun 24th 2014, 1:36 PM 5,202 Views 1 Comment

A new survey of Irish bloggers has found that a quarter earn money from their blog, while all say they write from personal experience.

AIB announces €200m fund to support Irish SME exports
# SME Exports
# SME Exports

AIB announces €200m fund to support Irish SME exports

Jun 24th 2014, 12:43 PM 3,284 Views 5 Comments

The bank’s latest Exports Outlook Report for SMEs shows positive mood among Irish companies for expanding their export market in 2014.

Ancient Earth-sized 'diamond' discovered in space
# Diamonds In The Sky
# Diamonds In The Sky

Ancient Earth-sized 'diamond' discovered in space

Jun 24th 2014, 11:42 AM 11,776 Views 37 Comments

Coldest, dimmest white dwarf ever detected has been located in space about 900 light-years from Earth.

Dublin Zoo celebrates arrival of (very cute) baby Goeldi's monkey
# Monkey Business
# Monkey Business

Dublin Zoo celebrates arrival of (very cute) baby Goeldi's monkey

Jun 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,691 Views 3 Comments

The tiny monkey has been keeping so close to its mother that zookeepers don’t know yet if it is male or female.

Monday 23 June, 2014

Ryanair cancels flights ahead of France's air traffic control strike
# Strike
# Strike

Ryanair cancels flights ahead of France's air traffic control strike

Jun 23rd 2014, 5:30 PM 22,430 Views 25 Comments

Controllers are striking over planned cuts under the European Commission’s ‘Single Sky Europe’ programme.

Ticketmaster replaces Captcha for online sales
# Squiggly Lines
# Squiggly Lines

Ticketmaster replaces Captcha for online sales

Jun 23rd 2014, 4:30 PM 11,328 Views 15 Comments

New security check system uses colour contrasts to make those ‘squiggly lines’ more easy to identify.

Cairo sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists a "ferocious attack" on media - Amnesty
# Media Crackdown
# Media Crackdown

Cairo sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists a "ferocious attack" on media - Amnesty

Jun 23rd 2014, 1:32 PM 4,529 Views 17 Comments

Three men are among a group of journalists convicted of ‘falsifying news’ and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

Sunday 30 December, 2012

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago
# Suffragettes
# Suffragettes

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago

Dec 30th 2012, 9:25 AM 7,416 Views 13 Comments

In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.

Saturday 29 December, 2012

14 of the oddest calendars of 2013
# 2013
From The Daily Edge
# 2013

14 of the oddest calendars of 2013

Dec 29th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,830 Views 0 Comments

Haven’t chosen your calendar for next year yet? These should help…

Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,887 Views 7 Comments

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

Tuesday 25 December, 2012

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012
# Odd Couples
From The Daily Edge
# Odd Couples

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012

Dec 25th 2012, 6:30 PM 13,284 Views 5 Comments

From Lady Gaga hanging out with Julian Assange to Tupac Shakur’s Coachella performance, here’s our shortlist of the stranger celebrity and political encounters of the year.

Photos: the cutest Dublin Zoo arrivals of 2012
# Zoo Arrivals
From The Daily Edge
# Zoo Arrivals

Photos: the cutest Dublin Zoo arrivals of 2012

Dec 25th 2012, 5:00 PM 2,016 Views 0 Comments

New additions include the births of tapirs, red pandas, eastern bongos and meerkats – and the transfer of two lion cubs and a bull elephant. Phew, what a year!

Video: Tackling Irish Christmas tree thefts in 1962
# Christmas Capers
From The Daily Edge
# Christmas Capers

Video: Tackling Irish Christmas tree thefts in 1962

Dec 25th 2012, 4:00 PM 9,057 Views 11 Comments

But those pesky tree thieves had to contend with the gardaí’s genius ‘element of surprise’ tactic…

The Big Fat Christmas Chocolate Quiz
# Choc-a-block
From The Daily Edge
# Choc-a-block

The Big Fat Christmas Chocolate Quiz

Dec 25th 2012, 3:30 PM 33,263 Views 15 Comments

Calling all chocolate affecionados: do you really know your Quality Streets from your Roses? Only one way to find out…

The best memes of 2012
# Memetastic
From The Daily Edge
# Memetastic

The best memes of 2012

Dec 25th 2012, 12:00 PM 12,917 Views 7 Comments

Grumpy Cat, Angelina Jolieing, and those binders full of women. It’s been a quality year for internet memes. Here’s the cream of the crop…

Sunday 23 December, 2012

Haven’t caught the Christmas spirit yet? Watch these 9 clips
# Festive Flicks
From The Daily Edge
# Festive Flicks

Haven’t caught the Christmas spirit yet? Watch these 9 clips

Dec 23rd 2012, 8:30 PM 14,130 Views 24 Comments

“SAAANTAAA!!”

12 tracks of Christmas: your alternative festive playlist
# Alternative Christmas
From The Daily Edge
# Alternative Christmas

12 tracks of Christmas: your alternative festive playlist

Dec 23rd 2012, 11:00 AM 7,011 Views 19 Comments

Not a Mariah Carey or Slade song in sight…

Saturday 22 December, 2012

Open Thread: what are your coolest (or weirdest) Christmas tree decorations?
# Have Your Say
From The Daily Edge
# Have Your Say

Open Thread: what are your coolest (or weirdest) Christmas tree decorations?

Dec 22nd 2012, 6:00 PM 8,663 Views 28 Comments

The Wright Brothers knew how to deck out this tree to the max – but what have been your most memorable decorations?

Saturday 15 September, 2012

Grangegorman whistleblower out of work as Irish Advocacy Network hit by funding shortage
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Grangegorman whistleblower out of work as Irish Advocacy Network hit by funding shortage

Sep 15th 2012, 7:45 AM 7,071 Views 19 Comments

Louise Bayliss was “shocked” to hear that the Irish Advocacy Network had no jobs for its trainees but CEO Colette Nolan said funding has got so tight the group is looking for ways to keep the staff it already has.