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Career Zoo gears up for showstopping October event

Sep 21, 2016 08:43 am

Now in its 12th run, Career Zoo descends on The Convention Centre for its final jobs networking event of 2016 on 15 October.

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Allo, Allo? Google brings AI to battle against WhatsApp

Sep 21, 2016 08:29 am

Internet giant Google is wading into the social messaging craze that signals the death knell for traditional SMS and is taking on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger with a new AI-based messaging tool called Allo.

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Innovation winners named at National Ploughing Championships

Sep 21, 2016 08:10 am

Agritech start-up Eurotec Designs was named overall innovation winner at the National Ploughing Championships, landing significant capital in the process.

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SIRO signals plans to bring broadband to 300 small towns across Ireland

Sep 21, 2016 07:48 am

SIRO, the €450m joint venture between ESB and Vodafone, is investing €40m to bring its 1Gbps broadband rollout to its next six locations, but hinted at a second phase that will see it serve potentially 300 small towns.

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Ireland’s top 10 places for LGBT community to work revealed

Sep 20, 2016 05:14 pm

GLEN has revealed the 2016 Workplace Equality Index Awards, highlighting the top 10 best places to work for LGBT people.

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FabFarm created to teach aquaponics to the masses

Sep 20, 2016 04:17 pm

An aquaponics farm has been created in Derry for 100 schoolkids to learn the science behind the why, whats and hows of fish-powered plant growth.

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New GSK CEO Emma Walmsley now sixth woman CEO in FTSE 100

Sep 20, 2016 03:53 pm

In being named GSK’s new CEO, Emma Walmsley becomes the sixth woman to lead a company in the FTSE 100 as well as one of the most powerful women in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Think you can mute a WhatsApp group? Think again

Sep 20, 2016 02:41 pm

A new tweak rolled out by WhatsApp allows users to nudge those who have muted groups, somewhat rendering the mute tool obsolete.

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I keep my Nobel Prize in a drawer, I won’t sell it – William Campbell

Sep 20, 2016 11:30 am

Weighing in at 175g, composed of 18-carat recycled gold, the Nobel Prize is quite something. That’s probably why Irishman Prof William Campbell was asked to sell his.

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Diamonds offer brilliant solution to growing graphene

Sep 20, 2016 11:30 am

Diamonds are a graphene manufacturer’s best friend, at least according to new research that shows using a synthetic diamond material can create graphene with fewer impurities at a reduced cost.

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