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  • Apple objectors appeal fate revealed today after failed legal challenge

    01 November 2017 07:22 1

    Apple objectors appeal fate revealed today after failed legal challenge Two objectors to an €850m data centre in Athenry, Co. Galway are due to find out this morning if they can appeal their failed legal challenge. They claim there are issues of 'exceptional public importance' that need to be clarified. On October, 12 Mr. J Paul McDermott decided to uphold

  • Facebook, Twitter, Google questioned over ‘Russian meddling’

    01 November 2017 00:39 15

    Facebook recently that as many as 126 million US users may have seen Russia-backed content in last two years. Facebook, Twitter and Google lawyers defended themselves to US lawmakers probing whether Russia used social media to influence the 2016 Presidential election. The three firms faced hard questions at a Senate panel on crime and terrorism about

  • Mark Zuckerberg's Big Blind Spot And The Conflict Within Facebook

    31 October 2017 21:33 15

    In July 2016, the aftermath of a police shooting of an African-American man was broadcast live on Facebook. Instantly, Americans of all stripes used the platform to step up the race wars and attack each other. Across the world, in India this past summer, a post of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook sparked mob violence in which one person

  • Is your name Eimear or Eamon? Here’s how you can avail of a free lunch

    24 October 2017 11:13 9

    Calling all Eimears and Eamons - all of those years of slowing pronouncing your name has finally paid off. One Dublin café has decided that you all need to be celebrated and are offering you a free lunch from 10am to 3:30pm every day this week. The Back Page in Phibsborough posted this photo of the sandwich board outside the premises with the caption

  • Eimears and Eamons, listen up! This pub wants to give you free lunch

    24 October 2017 10:19 12

    In celebration of the uniquely Irish names, one Dublin pub is offering all those that bare them a free lunch from 10am to 3:30pm every day this week. The Back Page pub in Phibsborough, Dublin, took to Facebook to make the announcement. The post reads: “Is your name Eimear or Eamon? If so, you're in luck this week. Anyone whose first name is Eimear or Eamon

  • These luxury Lapland igloos are the most incredible way to watch the Northern Lights

    21 October 2017 16:09 3

    Have you always wanted to see the Northern Lights? You'll find it on a lot of people's bucket lists, and no wonder: Aurora Borealis is one of the most incredible things a human being can witness during their time on earth. But if you've got a bit of spare cash and fancy treating yourself to a bit of luxury, why not check in to a luxury glass igloo to watch

  • KFC Twitter follows 11 Herbs and Spices, intrigues internet

    21 October 2017 15:47 17

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Twitter user has earned kudos online for discovering a subtle message on KFC's account. The KFC account follows just 11 users; five of them are former members of the Spice Girls and the other six are men named Herb, including Green Bay Packers cornerback Herb Waters and music legend Herb Alpert. It adds up to 11 herbs and spices

  • Don't get caught out by this phone scam doing the rounds

    18 October 2017 10:46 20

    Irish phone users are told to be wary of these scam calls. A new phone scam is being reported by members of the public. It involves a missed called from an unknown international phone number. When someone calls it back, a charge is made. The calls can be at any time of the day and for a short amount of rings. When someone calls back, out of curiosity

  • Public transport directions are now available in Ireland on Apple Maps

    16 October 2017 12:54 12

    Apple has brought its transport directions feature to Apple Maps in Ireland, enabling users to get correct information on buses, trains and ferries. The transport directions features, now available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac devices, brings you public transport information for metro lines, buses, trains and ferries. A spokesperson for Apple

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole includes two expansions and the ‘Danger Deck’

    14 October 2017 21:40 1

    With South Park: The Fractured But Whole a mere four days away, Ubisoft has finally dropped the details on the game’s season pass—because of course, there’s going to be one. The pass will include access to three DLC expansions, plus a couple of bits of “Day One content,” all of which will be available for purchase separately for those who’d rather pick and choose