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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Stand & Deliver: WannaCry Provides Wake-up Call for Cyber Security

July 31, 2017 |

The WannaCry ransomware attack provided a rude awakening for many organisations that were unprepared for the outbreak and fallout. Organisations must now ask themselves the same question, regardless of whether they were affected by WannaCry or not: How … Read More

“Promising Times Ahead For Irish Tourism” – Liam Griffin

July 31, 2017 |

A bright future lies ahead for Irish tourism and the time is ripe for a big focus on rural tourism. Another big government commitment will be required to make this a reality but amid the positivity, there are … Read More

Machine Translation & Future Preservation of the Irish Language

July 31, 2017 |

The future of the Irish language in 2017 might be unclear, Dr John Tinsley examines how Machine Translation holds the key to addressing some of the translation challenges, thus ensuring its preservation and future.

When reading … Read More

Parklife: Meet the Startup Hoping to Revolutionise Car Parking in Ireland

July 31, 2017 |

Dublin-based start-up Parkpnp hopes to provide a solution to Ireland’s parking problems as it aims to be the Airbnb of driveways.

“Please help me find a parking space” is the utterance of motorists in towns and … Read More

Graduate Recruitment in 2017: Trends and Analysis

July 31, 2017 |

With the public sector once again fully immersed in the graduate recruitment cycle, it is interesting to see current trends in the graduate recruitment landscape, both in terms of what graduates are expecting and what employers are seeking.

Every year, … Read More

More than half of under-30s considering ditching TV licence fee

July 31, 2017 |

A new online survey has revealed that 55% of TV licence holders aged 30 or under are planning or considering to stop paying their TV licence fee.

The survey was carried out by Censuswide on behalf … Read More

Donegal Tourism heading stateside for Trade Mission

July 28, 2017 |

This August will see Donegal reach across the Atlantic Ocean to extend a heartfelt Céad Mile Fáilte to its nearest westerly neighbours, friends and family.

As part of its ongoing marketing campaign aimed at increasing its … Read More

How to maximize your productivity in the workplace

July 27, 2017 |

Often times, a day at work can feel like eight hours of your life lost. You get there in the morning, you work for a whole day, and leave in the evening. Some days, you just can’t shake … Read More

Ireland leads European data centre market

July 26, 2017 |

A new report – Data Centres Ireland by BroadGroup – published this week has revealed that Ireland’s distinctive data centre market now leads the way in Europe.

The report suggests that Ireland has benefited from its … Read More

Ireland’s most popular tourist counties and attractions revealed

July 24, 2017 |

Tourism is Ireland’s biggest indigenous employer with visitors to the country spending €4.6 billion in 2016, according to Fáilte Ireland figures.

That figure is spread across all Ireland’s regions but the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) … Read More

National College of Ireland (NCI) and IBM collaborate on cybersecurity skills shortage

July 21, 2017 |

The National College of Ireland (NCI) and IBM are to begin collaborating to meet the growing demand for cybersecurity skills shortage in Ireland.

The new joint industry-academia initiative sees 50 IBM employees studying NCI certified Higher … Read More

BT rolling out innovative replacement of street payphones in the UK

July 20, 2017 |

Having fallen out of favour with the proliferation of mobile phones, settling on what to with old, disused or abandoned phone boxes on streets across the country has proved something of a conundrum. In the UK however, BT … Read More

85% of Irish offices experience connectivity problems

July 19, 2017 |

One in ten Irish employees experience connectivity issues while at work every day.

This is according to a new independent survey commissioned by WiredScore to highlight the benefits of efficient and reliable internet services for offices … Read More

Proposed M20 would open up economic corridor & create 5,400 jobs

July 18, 2017 |

Building the long-sought M20 motorway linking Cork-to-Limerick motorway could create up to 5,400 jobs and contribute €128 million to the State, a new report says.

The report commissioned on behalf of Cork and Limerick chambers of … Read More

Ireland’s Northern and Western region designated as EU European Entrepreneurial Region 2018

July 13, 2017 |

The European Union has named Ireland’s Northern and Western region as European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) 2018 recognising the “enormous strides” the region has taken to foster entrepreneurship and arrest decades of economic decline.

The counties coming … Read More

Parked cars to protect cyclists in Dublin under new plan

July 11, 2017 |

Switching to a cycling commute may have enormous health benefits, but only if we can avail of a safe cycling environment.

That has been the call from cycling advocates for sometime and echoing this sentiment is … Read More

Wave of new funding for marine energy projects

July 10, 2017 |

€1.3m in fresh funding has been awarded to 34 European research teams, working on offshore renewable energy technologies.

The Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland centre (MaREI) based in University College Cork (UCC) is currently heading up … Read More

Cork named most “culturally vibrant” city in Europe

July 7, 2017 |

Cork, Dublin and Galway have been named among the best cities in Europe for cultural vibrancy and cultural infrastructure in a special European Report launched in Brussels.

The first edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities … Read More

Trinity College Dublin leads €12million EU ‘smart city’ nature project

July 6, 2017 |

Trinity College Dublin is to lead a €12m EU project to transform European cities into smart cities with an emphasis on nature.

Major cities are becoming increasingly difficult places to live, with high rates of pollution … Read More

Widening gap between motivation levels in private and public sectors

July 5, 2017 |

Employee motivation levels have increased by 6% over the last year according to accounting and consulting firm Mazars, who published the third annual Employee Motivation Survey.

The survey revealed that 87% of employees are motivated in … Read More