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Thursday 10 July, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix This post contains videos

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

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

LRC to present proposals in South Dublin County Council dispute

Ongoing industrial dispute centres on pay cuts to council staff.

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

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

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

100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI

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

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

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

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

NAMA redeems €2.5bn in bonds

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

B2B service producer prices up 3.4% in Q1 2014

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

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

Irish Dairy Board opens $12m US cheese plant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ticketmaster replaces Captcha for online sales

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

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 This post contains images

Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago

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

From The Daily Edge 14 of the oddest calendars of 2013 2013 This post contains images

14 of the oddest calendars of 2013

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 This post contains videos

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

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

From The Daily Edge 8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012 Odd Couples This post contains videos

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012

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.

From The Daily Edge Photos: the cutest Dublin Zoo arrivals of 2012 Zoo Arrivals This post contains images

Photos: the cutest Dublin Zoo arrivals of 2012

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!

From The Daily Edge Video: Tackling Irish Christmas tree thefts in 1962 Christmas Capers This post contains videos

Video: Tackling Irish Christmas tree thefts in 1962

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

From The Daily Edge The Big Fat Christmas Chocolate Quiz Choc-a-block This post contains images

The Big Fat Christmas Chocolate Quiz

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

From The Daily Edge The best memes of 2012 Memetastic This post contains videos

The best memes of 2012

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

From The Daily Edge Haven’t caught the Christmas spirit yet? Watch these 9 clips Festive Flicks This post contains videos
From The Daily Edge 12 tracks of Christmas: your alternative festive playlist Alternative Christmas This post contains videos

12 tracks of Christmas: your alternative festive playlist

Not a Mariah Carey or Slade song in sight…

Saturday 22 December, 2012

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

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

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

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.