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Visitors can see one of the tallest ships in the world

By admin / June 19, 2015

Visitors can see one of the tallest ships in Dublin Port Who wants to know what  the inside of a big ship is like has to visit the Cuauhtémoc, a Mexican tall ship docked at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin. It is one of the world’s largest tall ships, weighing 1,800 tonnes, 270 ft […]

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10% don´t speak Irish or English at Home

By admin / June 17, 2015

The world has more the 6,000 languages, 182 you can listen in Ireland Outside home´s door: “Good Morning”. Inside: “Dzień dobry”, “Bonjour”or “Bună dimineaţa”. In Ireland, more than one in 10 speak a language other than English or Irish when at home. The 2011 census recorded a total of 182 different languages spoken across the […]

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Newcastle beat West Ham and the drop on final day

By admin / May 24, 2015

Newcastle United 2 West Ham United 0 When it was all over, as Newcastle looked back over the wreckage of their season and basked in a pleasure that had been a long time coming, one moment stood out. There was bitterness and there was rancour. Yet the mutiny, for once, was not that of Newcastle’s […]

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Jobless rate falls but more than 200,000 still out of work

By admin / May 24, 2015

New data show Ireland’s unemployment rate fell to 9.9 per cent in the first quarter of the year, the first time since the fateful year of 2008 that the rate came in below 10 per cent. This represents a key psychological threshold, although the figures show that more than 200,000 people are still without work. […]

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Vodafone Ireland revenue dips on lower charges, rising competition

By admin / May 24, 2015

Revenues at Vodafone Ireland fell almost 3 per cent as inter-operator revenues fell and competition continued in the pay-as-you-go market. Revenues were €935.8 million in the year to March 31st 2015, a 2.6 per cent decline compared with the previous period. But the operator, which has around 2 million mobile customers, said contract subscriptions rose […]

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Eircom rejects €3.3bn bid as US investor builds stake

By admin / May 24, 2015

The ownership of Eircom is back up for grabs after it rejected a “credible” offer of up to €3.3 billion, while its biggest shareholder has also sold a quarter of the group to Anchorage Capital, a US investment house. Anchorage, which has global operations and is headquartered in New York, did not comment when asked if […]

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Google to have a fresh look at Glass device

By admin / May 24, 2015

Tony Fadell, the executive that Google put in charge of its Glass wearable device, says there will be “no sacred cows” when the company begins its rethink of the product. In January, Google suspended sales of the test versions of the device, having previously suggested the high-tech spectacles would go on general sale by the […]

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Banks are given until July 1st to reduce their rates

By admin / May 24, 2015

Some 300,000 people with standard variable rate (SVR) home loans look set to benefit from reduced monthly mortgage payments from July. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan met this week with the country’s main six lenders – AIB, Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, Ulster Bank, KBC and ACC – to discuss “the comparatively high standard variable […]

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