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Australian health software firm to set up Cork HQ

24th July 2017

A global software platform that manages healthcare professionals’ clinics, consolidates patient records and “matchmakes” doctors with patients has chosen Cork as its European HQ. HealthKit, founded in Australia and which operates in 50 countries, already has more than 400 Irish-based GPs, psychologists and other health professionals using its practice-management software. The company, which is targeting […]

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On this day: how to turn off Facebook memories

24th July 2017

On This Day – also known as Facebook Memories – is one of the social network’s most divisive features. For some, it’s a fun daily reminder of something silly, important or embarrassing that you or somebody close to you considered worthy of being published online. It can even put you back in touch with old […]

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Laws must be updated as driverless cars steer us into complex insurance minefield

24th July 2017

The era of driverless cars – or fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) – is near and will dramatically transform how we drive. The technology is well advanced and we already see automated features built into new cars, such as automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-drift prevention. The test driving of fully AVs (which require no […]

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Government claims progress in fixing mobile and broadband blackspots

21st July 2017

Telecoms operators are working with local authorities to identify and remedy mobile blackspots. Speaking at the launch of a report from the Government’s Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce, Communications Minister Denis Naughten also said that every local authority now had a broadband officer “as a single point of contact” for the public and telecoms operators […]

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Euro rises as talks on stimulus delayed

21st July 2017

Mario Draghi has said policymakers are still waiting for inflation to catch up with the economy’s recovery, as they put off any discussion on tapering stimulus until after the summer. “We are finally experiencing a robust recovery where we only have to wait for wages and prices to follow course,” the European Central Bank (ECB) […]

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Traffic payments boost tunnel profits

21st July 2017

Traffic guarantee payments totalling €4.4m by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to the firm operating the €800m Limerick tunnel helped the company record an operating profit of €9.4m last year. New accounts filed by Directroute (Limerick) Ltd show that the firm recorded a 38pc increase in operating profits last year going from €6.8m to €9.4m. Revenues […]

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Software company Zendesk to create 300 jobs in Dublin

20th July 2017

Cloud-based provider of customer service Zendesk is to create 300 jobs in Dublin over the next three to four years. The roles will be in a number of areas including engineering, developing, sales, legal, and finance. The move will bring its total headcount in Dublin to in excess of 500 employees. Founded in a Copenhagen […]

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Software company Zendesk to create 300 jobs in Dublin

20th July 2017

Cloud-based provider of customer service Zendesk is to create 300 jobs in Dublin over the next three to four years. The roles will be in a number of areas including engineering, developing, sales, legal, and finance. The move will bring its total headcount in Dublin to in excess of 500 employees. Founded in a Copenhagen […]

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Dublin fifth in world for prime retail rent growth

20th July 2017

Dublin has emerged as one of the fastest-growing prime retail locations in the world according to CBRE’s latest half-yearly research report, ‘Global Prime Retail Rents’. The Irish capital secures fifth place on the list, after recording an 10.5pc year-on-year increase in rents for prime retail in the first quarter of 2017. While the rate of […]

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Dublin fifth in world for prime retail rent growth

20th July 2017

Dublin has emerged as one of the fastest-growing prime retail locations in the world according to CBRE’s latest half-yearly research report, ‘Global Prime Retail Rents’. The Irish capital secures fifth place on the list, after recording an 10.5pc year-on-year increase in rents for prime retail in the first quarter of 2017. While the rate of […]

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