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FACEBOOK: TRADING LIKE FOR DISLIKE

During a recent Q&A session, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg created frenzy among social media users by confessing the possibility of introducing a ‘Dislike’ button to the illustrious social network site. Is this in response to feedback from users or simply…

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Is Ireland Innovating Into Economic Recovery?

A recent report by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organisation, has ranked Ireland eighth in a list of the world’s most innovative economies. Ireland’s success in achieving a spot in the top 10 would suggest that Ireland’s…

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Paddy Power & BetFair Merge

Paddy Power and the London-listed betting exchange Betfair have recently announced that they have agreed a €5.5 billion merger, creating one of the world’s biggest gambling groups under the name Paddy Power Betfair. The new group, dubbed “Betty Power” in…

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Entrepreneurship: A Risky Business

Worldwide, Ireland is renowned for its 12.5% corporation tax rate and in turn attracting multinational companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook. This influx of multinational corporations has proved beneficial with regard to job creation – the desired effect of…

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Skilled Workers Seek Refuge in Europe

  Business experts and leading economists state that Syrian refugees could provide numerous economic benefits for Europe. Many EU citizens have objected to the welcoming of refugees into Europe, stating that it could create a financial strain on a barely…

Lowry issues complaint over “not bad looking” note’s leak

A formal complaint has been lodged by Independent TD Michael Lowry concerning how a note he sent to the Taoiseach came to be in the public sphere. Last Wednesday the High Court was informed of the complaint by Mr Lowry’s…

Government Response to Constitutional Convention Reforms Amounts to Empty Political Lip Service

The fourth and final report from the Constitutional Convention on political reform in Ireland quietly passed through the Dáil this November with an ambiguity that broached apathy. The manner in which the government swept the Convention’s submissions through an almost…

Unemployment figures falling but youth unemployment on the rise

The Central Statistics Office reported that the number of people signed onto the Live Register has dropped over the last month.   It reported that the amount of people claiming unemployment benefit dropped slightly by 3, remedy 600. Currently there are 360,…

First Opinion Poll of 2015 show wins for Government and Marriage Equality

A recent political phone poll has been performed on behalf  RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke Programme. The Paddy Power/Red C survey, thumb which was conducted earlier in the week, shows some interesting developments and changing attitudes toward certain political groups.  The poll…

USI Warns a May Date for Marriage Equality Referendum Will Harm Student Turnout

The date for the upcoming and much anticipated Marriage Equality referendum has been signalled for May 2015, cialis and already the debate as to what exact day to hold the referendum is being contested. The precise date this government chooses…

Fianna Fáil Struggling with Gender Quotas Ahead of 2016 Election

Looming large on the Irish political horizon is the next General Election, health falling at the latest in April 2016.  This General Election brings with it a new rule for the nation’s political parties: they must ensure that 30% of…

Enterprise Ireland Damned By Whistle Blower

Recently the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation has launched an investigation into allegations made by a whistleblower in the state body Enterprise Ireland. The allegations relate to possible instances of corruption and sexual harassment which occurred in the late…