22 July

Subsea electricity cable linking Ireland and France powers ahead

The Celtic Interconnector is the name of a project aiming to hook Ireland up with the European electricity grid using an undersea cable to France. Capitalising on the visit of French President François Hollande today (21 July), the Irish government has revealed plans for the €1bn Celtic Interconnector. With a planned capacity of 700 megawatts, apparently enough to power 450,000 households, EirGrid and its French counterpart…

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22 July

13 incredible dream jobs you'll think we made up

Have what it takes to be a chief wombat cuddler, director of cat meme creation or chief birthday officer? No, we didn’t make those up. The notion of a dream job can differ from person to person. As the adage goes, if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life – but we all love different things. Even so, we think…

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15 July

Ireland's survival post-Brexit depends on cost, tax and talent

Ireland’s ability to navigate the choppy waters of change following the UK’s dramatic Brexit from the EU will depend on three things: keeping the 12.5pc corporate tax, keeping costs low and the ability to recruit from a pool of 500m people. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2016 CEO Pulse Survey of Irish CEOs found that, aside from Brexit, key concerns include a lack of availability of key skills, which is at…

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15 July

Niantic to make Pokemon Go an advertiser's paradise

The team behind Pokémon Go, the augmented reality (AR) game that has broken all app records, has revealed it plans to open up the game to advertisers allowing for ‘sponsored locations’ within the game. The world has gone Pokémon Go mad. Even though the app is yet to officially hit app stores in many countries, it has already broken nearly every record imaginable. Since its launch, we’ve…

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15 July

The ozone layer is healing, and it could be intact again by 2050

We may have spent decades getting ourselves into the mess that is the depletion of the ozone layer, but now new research suggests it’s on the healing path thanks to our concerted effort to reduce harmful gases. It has been almost 30 years since nations around the world signed the Montreal Protocol to ban the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from products like aerosols and refrigerators to…

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5 July

Ireland could gain EUR27bn via digital single market

BCG says leading role could yield up 190,000 jobs in next four years Ireland could benefit potential for thousands of new jobs and up to €27 billion to the economy by 2020 by taking the lead in the EU’s digital single market. According to research on from Boston Consulting Group, such a move could yield between 140,000 and 190,000 jobs in the next four years in…

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