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# irish - Friday 22 January, 2016

Government websites hit by cyberattack

Services like the Central Statistics Office and the Courts service of Ireland were down because of a DDoS attack

Luas drivers say they're definitely going on strike next month

“The company failed to show any initiative in the effort to find an agreed resolution to the dispute,” the union said.

Good news: There are 250 new jobs coming to Dublin

“We are working to attract people to Ireland and to encourage those who have emigrated to return.”

From Business ETC There has been movement in Apple's stand-off with the EU over Irish tax deals Back Payments

There has been movement in Apple's stand-off with the EU over Irish tax deals

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has hit back at accusations of the company being given a preferential tax deal.

# irish - Thursday 21 January, 2016

From Business ETC Google says this Android security flaw isn't as bad as you might think Overblown

Google says this Android security flaw isn't as bad as you might think

A recent report suggested that 66% of Android devices were vulnerable to a new security flaw, but Google believes the real figure is lower.

From Business ETC The meaningless buzzwords you should stop using on your CV right away Motivated And Driven

The meaningless buzzwords you should stop using on your CV right away

Step away from the thesaurus.

# irish - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Good news: Ireland is set for 1,500+ new jobs

Five companies have announced they will be creating positions.

From Business ETC Netflix doesn't believe its unblocker crackdown will cause users to leave Making A Move

Netflix doesn't believe its unblocker crackdown will cause users to leave

Its CEO says “there’s probably so few of them” who will turn to piracy because of its decision to crackdown on VPNs.

From Business ETC Satirical site The Onion is now worth more than most of the real news outlets it mocks Seriously Though
From Business ETC Too many tabs open? Here's how you can snooze them for later TechGuide

Too many tabs open? Here's how you can snooze them for later

Handy for when you need to revisit a page but don’t want to forget about it.

From Business ETC This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify New Horizons

This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify

Soundwave, a music discovery app based in Dublin, will now integrate its service with the music streaming giant.

From Business ETC An Irish startup that makes travel bookings easier is going on a $12m hiring spree Boxever

An Irish startup that makes travel bookings easier is going on a $12m hiring spree

Boxever plans to more than double its workforce with the new funding.

A swish new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate 1916

It will be the first time Ireland has introduced a personalised €2 coin.

# irish - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

From Business ETC Amazon says its delivery drones are 'more like horses than cars' Giddy Up

Amazon says its delivery drones are 'more like horses than cars'

It’s because these drones will be able to sense and avoid obstacles that may cross their path.

From Business ETC Those new flights from Cork to Boston may be grounded before takeoff No Tea Party

Those new flights from Cork to Boston may be grounded before takeoff

Norwegian Air International announced the route in September.

From Business ETC Last year's wild Valentine's Day Late Late Show is back for more madness Matchmaker Matchmaker This post contains videos

Last year's wild Valentine's Day Late Late Show is back for more madness

The show prompted some complaints but was a ratings winner.

From Business ETC Twitter experienced a serious outage this morning Disruption

Twitter experienced a serious outage this morning

Some users are still unable to access the site after it went down earlier this morning.

'This is what we die for': children put in danger for smartphones

The human rights organisation has accused Apple and Samsung, among others, of failing to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products.

From Business ETC China's economy is slowing down big time - here's what it means for everyone else Steady Now

China's economy is slowing down big time - here's what it means for everyone else

The country just posted its lowest growth in a quarter century.

From Business ETC If you see your password on this list, change it immediately D'oh!

If you see your password on this list, change it immediately

Unless you really, really think the likes of ’123456′ is going to keep your account safe.

This book about George Washington's happy looking slaves has been pulled from the shelves

A Birthday Cake for George Washington has raised questions about depictions of slavery.

R2-D2 salt cellars and Skywalker suites - Kerry tourism is braced for a major Star Wars windfall...

The Star Wars sequels have been using Skellig Michael as a filming location – and it looks like the association is set to bear fruit.

How a 15-year-old's invention is saving lives on the streets of Dublin

Former street drinkers are being hired to manufacture a sleeping bag specially designed for homeless people.

# irish - Monday 18 January, 2016

From Business ETC 'Tasteless' school massacre game removed from Google app store Pakistan

'Tasteless' school massacre game removed from Google app store

It depicted a shooting in northwest Pakistan that left 150 people dead in 2014.

From Business ETC The classic game Doom gets its first new level in 21 years Nostalgia

The classic game Doom gets its first new level in 21 years

And you can play it on your PC without needing the original.

Settling a dispute with your landlord just got cheaper

Fees for the Private Residential Tenancies Board mediation service have been scrapped.

Dublin Airport considers another runway (again) as passenger numbers hit 25 million

An additional 3.3 million people used the airport in 2015.

From Business ETC Slow Netflix is driving people around the bend... Here's what's being done about it No Streaming

Slow Netflix is driving people around the bend... Here's what's being done about it

Virgin Media says it has recognised an “intermittent fault” which has caused problems for those using Netflix.

From Business ETC These are the supermarkets that won and lost in the Christmas showdown Tis The Season

These are the supermarkets that won and lost in the Christmas showdown

It was a good season for shopping across the board.

From Business ETC WhatsApp won't be charging users for its app any longer* Freebie

WhatsApp won't be charging users for its app any longer*

*It was free for the first year before charging €1 for every additional year.

Publicans say 'archaic' Good Friday alcohol ban should be lifted ahead of 1916 centenary

They say extra tourists will be in Ireland for the centenary, as well as the Ireland vs Switzerland game.

Using WhatsApp, Twitter or Facebook while driving hasn't been completely outlawed yet

Laws exist around picking up your phone, but there is difficulty in enforcing rules around the messaging apps.

From Business ETC Your iPhone could be showing you the wrong battery percentage Fix It

Your iPhone could be showing you the wrong battery percentage

The bug is caused by changing the time either manually or by traveling to different time zones.

# irish - Sunday 17 January, 2016

From Business ETC This grinds school can teach you a thing or two about connecting with teens Stay Connected

This grinds school can teach you a thing or two about connecting with teens

The Cork grinds school Essential French has placed a major focus on social with teens and it’s paying off.

So what should you do with your old smartphone? Don't throw it out just yet

Some good can still come out of them.

Here are some of the most bizarre things flight attendants have seen in their line of duty

From irascible passengers to airline water soup… All human life is here.

# irish - Saturday 16 January, 2016

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring jetpack fighters, habit trackers, and a music player for Dropbox users.

From Business ETC Tony Robbins plans €25k donation to Cork's homeless in unique fundraising drive If You Will...

Tony Robbins plans €25k donation to Cork's homeless in unique fundraising drive

“It’s particularly welcome at this time of year,” a spokesperson for Cork Simon said.

# irish - Friday 15 January, 2016

From Business ETC Everyone's favourite festive station made a stockingful of charity cash this Christmas Christmas FM

Everyone's favourite festive station made a stockingful of charity cash this Christmas

Christmas FM broke its previous fundraising record.

From The42 Chinese super club is apparently almost as valuable as Man United Emerging Force

Chinese super club is apparently almost as valuable as Man United

Before the fundraising, it was 60 percent owned by property developer Evergrande.