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Study finds that a third of hotels in Ireland changed hands in past five years

A third of Irish hotels have changed hands since 2011, according to a study from property consultants, Savills Ireland.

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Minister to announce reduction in fees paid by smalll radio stations

The Communications Minister Denis Naughten is this morning announcing a cut in the fees paid by independent broadcasters in Ireland.

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‘Gentleman’ and popular Cork business leader passes away aged 58

Tributes have been paid following the death of one of Cork’s most popular businessmen and charity campaigners after a long and brave battle against cancer, ...

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Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350m discount

Yahoo is taking a 350 million dollar hit on its previously announced 4.8 billion dollar sale to Verizon.

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The Happy Pear recalls 'Lovely Basil Pesto'

The Happy Pear has announced a voluntary recall of its Lovely Basil Pesto.

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Bank of England 'may not be able to predict next financial crisis'

The Bank of England is unlikely to be able to predict the next financial crisis, despite having learned from its "Michael Fish" moment, key staff have told UK MPs.

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Number of unemployed people in Ireland falls to lowest level in eight years

The number of people unemployed in Ireland fell by 40,000 last year - its lowest level in eight years.

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A driverless Roborace car has crashed at high speed in Argentina

Thankfully no-one was hurt.

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Chief executives have 'narcissistic obsession' with their salary, says Vince Cable

Top chief executives have a "narcissistic obsession" with how much they are paid, a former UK business secretary has claimed.

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Disney has invented a method to charge your mobile phone through thin air

The team’s invention works much like WiFi, and allows devices to receive power without the need for wires.

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Here's what the CSO says the average shopper is buying

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has updated the 'basket of goods' it uses to track the price of goods in Ireland.

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A Russian start-up company has invented a hoverbike and it looks absolutely insane

It’s basically a drone with a guy sat on it.

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Work begins on €2.9m retail development at Belfast International Airport

Work has begun on a £2.5m (€2.9m) retail, food and fuel forecourt at Belfast International Airport.

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‘Traitorous behaviour’ shown by banks putting people out of homes

Banks are committing to spending up to €1bn in “putting people out of family homes”, it has been claimed.

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Irish home buyers lose out on deals for mortgages

The consumer watchdog is to examine if prospective house buyers may be losing out due to the lack of competition in the Irish mortgage lending market.

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Here are the 24 finalists for Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur awards

They represent 17 counties across Ireland.

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You can tell if an elderly person is going to fall in their home three weeks before it happens with these sensors

Handy infra-red monitors detect subtle changes in an old person’s movements from room to room.

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Why buying a second-hand car could actually be a security risk

Previous owners might still have access to the vehicle.

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Unilever shares plunge after Kraft Heinz merger bid scrapped

Shares in Unilever have slumped after US food giant Kraft Heinz called off its proposed 143 billion US dollar mega-merger with the consumer goods firm.

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Topaz and McDonald's to create 230 new jobs through opening of two new motorway service areas

Topaz has today announced that it will be creating a total of 230 jobs in conjunction with McDonald's.

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6 things we saw at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival

Gaming fans have gathered in Frankfurt to celebrate the role-playing game.

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Tweets reveal customers face half-hour wait to speak to bank

An analysis of social media postings by infuriated customers trying to contact their bank has estimated the average phone wait time is now more than half an hour.

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More RBS job cuts expected as banks set to reveal annual results

Britain's biggest banks will reveal annual results next week amid fears of more job losses and as the sector continues to pay for past scandals.

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Theresa May agrees to meet Peugeot boss to discuss General Motors proposal

The UK's Prime Minister is set to meet the chief executive of the PSA Group to discuss Peugeot's proposals to buy General Motors' European operation, including Vauxhall. ...

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Watchdog bans My Friend Cayla doll in Germany over fears it is a spying device

The Federal Network Agency says the children’s toy “compromise people’s privacy”.

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Pokemon Go developer will need a permit for players to enter these US parks

The county will demand Niantic pay for a permit or face legal action.

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US stocks inch to record highs as reports show improving economy

US stock indexes have inched to record highs after a late-afternoon push erased losses from earlier in the day.

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Unilever rejects €134bn mega-merger with Kraft Heinz

Unilever has snubbed the opportunity to seal one of the biggest deals in corporate history by rejecting a €134bn mega-merger with Kraft Heinz

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Dublin Airport was the fastest-growing airport in Europe last year

Dublin Airport has been named the fastest-growing major airport in Europe last year, according to new figures released today.

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You can now play a piano duet with Google

Never play the piano alone again.

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Police arrest Samsung chief on corruption charges

The head of Samsung has been arrested for an alleged role in a corruption scandal.

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Tattoo-like patterns could replace labels on supermarket fruit and veg

A Swedish supermarket hopes the laser marks will cut down on the amount of stickers and packaging used to identify its organic produce.

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Hands-on with Prey: 2017's gaming surprise package?

The sci-fi action game is out in May.

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You need to download the latest version of Windows 10 before June

Otherwise your device will risk security problems.

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The Really Blue Google Pixel is coming to the UK

The tech giant’s flagship phone is now available in a third colour.

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Tony Blair wants second Brexit referndum

Tony Blair is set to provoke a furious political row by calling on opponents of Brexit to "rise up" and persuade voters to change their mind about leaving the EU.

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Hauliers outline worries ahead of Brexit conference

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny will face the public today when he speaks at a major Brexit conference.

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Brexit 'most economically dangerous issue for North since partition'

Brexit is the most "dangerous thing for Northern Ireland since partition", the leader of the SDLP has warned.

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Argos workers to share £2.4m payout over 'incorrect' wages

noneAround 37,000 current and former Argos workers are to receive an average of £64 each after "incorrect" payments were discovered.

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This little girl wrote to Google asking for a job and got a brilliant response from the CEO

“My dad said I can sit on bean bags and go down slides and ride go karts in a job in google.”

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Apple announces WWDC date and teases new software updates

The company’s annual software convention will take place in June.

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Microsoft is raising prices by up to 15% in wake of Brexit vote

A string of tech firms have revealed price increases.

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GTA makers Rockstar are looking for a game tester - is this the best job ever?

Your job could involve testing the next Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption.

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Snapchat parent company values itself at €20.6bn

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, is listing its valuation at up to 22 billion US dollars (€20.6bn) as it prepares for the tech industry's biggest initial public ...

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Ford wants to create a map that warns drivers about potholes

The manufacturer is exploring how to crowdsource pothole warnings and send them to drivers in real-time.

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A new VR app is helping children prepare for MRI scans

The app places the user inside an MRI scanner to give an insight into what a scan will actually be like.

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Microsoft raises prices by up to 15% in the UK after Brexit vote

Microsoft has raised prices on a raft of products including laptops and tablets by as much as 15% in direct response to the collapse in the pound following the Brexit ...

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A man saved an unconscious driver's life by sacrificing his Tesla and what Elon Musk did next is pretty awesome

The driver heroically used his own car to slow down the out-of-control vehicle, causing about 10,000 Euro of damage.

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