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Government websites hit by cyberattack
# Hacked
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# Hacked

Government websites hit by cyberattack

Jan 22nd 2016, 10:45 PM 33,379 Views 70 Comments

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
# Pay Increase
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# Pay Increase

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

Jan 22nd 2016, 5:47 PM 17,040 Views 91 Comments

“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
# Accenture
From TheJournal.ie
# Accenture

Good news: There are 250 new jobs coming to Dublin

Jan 22nd 2016, 8:51 AM 14,641 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 22nd 2016, 7:56 AM 15,622 Views 48 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 21st 2016, 4:35 PM 11,931 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 21st 2016, 11:59 AM 28,158 Views 30 Comments

Step away from the thesaurus.

Good news: Ireland is set for 1,500+ new jobs
# Applications At The Ready
From TheJournal.ie
# Applications At The Ready

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

Jan 20th 2016, 10:40 PM 43,027 Views 89 Comments

Five companies have announced they will be creating positions.

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

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

Jan 20th 2016, 4:45 PM 29,187 Views 56 Comments

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

Satirical site The Onion is now worth more than most of the real news outlets it mocks
# Seriously Though
From Business ETC
# Seriously Though

Satirical site The Onion is now worth more than most of the real news outlets it mocks

Jan 20th 2016, 12:44 PM 163,980 Views 14 Comments

We kid you not.

Too many tabs open? Here's how you can snooze them for later
# TechGuide
From Business ETC
# TechGuide

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

Jan 20th 2016, 12:00 PM 11,173 Views 11 Comments

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

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

This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify

Jan 20th 2016, 11:25 AM 20,346 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 20th 2016, 6:10 AM 23,417 Views 15 Comments

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

A swish new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate 1916
# Minted
From TheJournal.ie
# Minted

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

Jan 20th 2016, 6:07 AM 56,765 Views 92 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 19th 2016, 2:10 PM 19,245 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 19th 2016, 1:14 PM 32,602 Views 32 Comments

Norwegian Air International announced the route in September.

Last year's wild Valentine's Day Late Late Show is back for more madness
# Matchmaker Matchmaker
From Business ETC
# Matchmaker Matchmaker

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

Jan 19th 2016, 12:42 PM 23,495 Views 30 Comments

The show prompted some complaints but was a ratings winner.

Twitter experienced a serious outage this morning
# Disruption
From Business ETC
# Disruption

Twitter experienced a serious outage this morning

Jan 19th 2016, 10:42 AM 7,840 Views 13 Comments

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
# Child Labour
From TheJournal.ie
# Child Labour

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

Jan 19th 2016, 10:36 AM 12,315 Views 14 Comments

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.

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

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

Jan 19th 2016, 9:33 AM 17,532 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 19th 2016, 9:29 AM 71,960 Views 48 Comments

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
# Whitewashing History
From TheJournal.ie
# Whitewashing History

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

Jan 19th 2016, 8:35 AM 10,625 Views 72 Comments

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...
# Feeling The Force
From TheJournal.ie
# Feeling The Force

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

Jan 19th 2016, 6:03 AM 18,033 Views 22 Comments

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
# Destitution
From TheJournal.ie
# Destitution

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

Jan 19th 2016, 6:01 AM 77,084 Views 20 Comments

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

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

'Tasteless' school massacre game removed from Google app store

Jan 18th 2016, 8:05 PM 15,234 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 18th 2016, 3:47 PM 13,848 Views 22 Comments

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

Settling a dispute with your landlord just got cheaper
# Cutting Fees
From TheJournal.ie
# Cutting Fees

Settling a dispute with your landlord just got cheaper

Jan 18th 2016, 2:52 PM 18,143 Views 32 Comments

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

Dublin Airport considers another runway (again) as passenger numbers hit 25 million
# Come Fly With Me
From TheJournal.ie
# Come Fly With Me

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

Jan 18th 2016, 2:05 PM 21,071 Views 104 Comments

An additional 3.3 million people used the airport in 2015.

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

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

Jan 18th 2016, 1:42 PM 38,277 Views 52 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 18th 2016, 1:36 PM 43,845 Views 38 Comments

It was a good season for shopping across the board.

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

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

Jan 18th 2016, 11:42 AM 24,099 Views 16 Comments

*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
# On The Dry
From TheJournal.ie
# On The Dry

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

Jan 18th 2016, 11:34 AM 18,267 Views 149 Comments

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
# Eyes On The Road
From TheJournal.ie
# Eyes On The Road

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

Jan 18th 2016, 10:39 AM 9,043 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Your iPhone could be showing you the wrong battery percentage

Jan 18th 2016, 9:53 AM 55,317 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 17th 2016, 3:00 PM 19,608 Views 7 Comments

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
# TechKnowHow
From TheJournal.ie
# TechKnowHow

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

Jan 17th 2016, 11:00 AM 38,314 Views 35 Comments

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
# Drug-addled Zombies
From TheJournal.ie
# Drug-addled Zombies

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

Jan 17th 2016, 8:30 AM 64,249 Views 23 Comments

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

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
From TheJournal.ie
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Jan 16th 2016, 11:30 AM 21,430 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 16th 2016, 8:45 AM 17,641 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 15th 2016, 3:36 PM 19,682 Views 13 Comments

Christmas FM broke its previous fundraising record.

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

Chinese super club is apparently almost as valuable as Man United

Jan 15th 2016, 12:07 PM 9,948 Views 3 Comments

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