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Belfast-based Liopa, an innovative start-up using lip reading technology, has received €1 million (€808,000) in funding which will enable their product to reach the global market. Thanks to backing from AI Seed Fund and Co-fund NI, Liopa now has the capability to commercialise its Visual Speech Recognition (VSR) product LipRead on a much greater scale. Developed following
Financial News
Borrowers looking to access personal credit reports stored in the new national credit register cannot access them with the Government’s Public Services Card. RTÉ News has learned the Central Bank does not accept the card as a valid proof of identification or PPS number when people are applying to the Central Credit Register for their […]
Feature News
Today, April 16th, marks the 50th anniversary of what was once Ireland’s tallest building, Cork County Hall. Now the headquarters of Cork County Council, this iconic construction was designed by Architect Patrick McSweeney in 1968 and at that time was 64.3 metres in height. The County Hall retained its status of being the tallest building […]
Health News
The first dedicated Irish survey on alcohol’s harm to others by the HSE has found one in six carers (16%) reported that children, for whom they had parental responsibility, experienced harm because of someone else’s drinking. “The Untold Story: Harms Experienced in the Irish Population due to Others’ Drinking” brings to light how other people’s drinking can affect a wide
Education News
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., announced today the plan to establish 42 new schools over the course of the next four years, 2019 – 2022. This was prompted by national demographic exercises by the Department of Education into the current and future needs for primary and post-primary education places nationwide. These schools […]
Health News
Ireland is currently suffering from a measles outbreak, which began in Limerick January of this year, with forty confirmed cases. Measles is highly infectious, so much so that 90% of those who have contact with someone who is contagious are extremely likely to develop the disease. This is amid an Europe wide outbreak of the disease. The symptoms […]
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You may have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, that vast swath of the Pacific Ocean which has accumulated a massive volume of discarded plastics, swept there by the ocean’s currents. A great deal of the plastics in this area of ocean are what are known as microplastics, plastic debris less than five millimeters […]