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Irish people pay more for medicine that any other EU country

Irish people pay more for medicines than any other country in the EU, according to OECD figures.

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Brexit could raiser terror threat and air fares says travel experts

Two top travel industry figures have warned that leaving the EU could risk tourists' safety and push up flight prices.

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When #MakeAnUnromanticFilmRomantic started trending, Twitter got creative

There was a lot of bored people on Twitter today.

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The latest trailer for Quantum Break looks stupidly realistic

Current next-gen graphics are starting to get a bit silly.

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Streetmap website fights on after losing court case over Google dominance

The small online mapping company is taking its case to the Court of Appeal.

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The best apps of the week

From Tinder to endless runners, we have the apps you need to get through the Valentine’s weekend no matter what you’re doing.

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A Destiny sequel has been confirmed for 2017

The multiplayer shooter will get its first full sequel next year.

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GlaxoSmithKline and generic pharma firms fined £45m for anti-competitive conduct

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and a number of generic pharmaceuticals firms have been fined £45m in the UK for anti-competitive practices.

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FTSE rebounds after sharp falls

The London market rebounded this morning from sharp falls yesterday that left it at three-and-a-half year lows.

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Chambers Ireland calls for national broadband strategy

Chambers Ireland has said a national broadband strategy needs to be put into action.

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Irish IT company Aspira creates 50 new jobs

An Irish IT company has announced the creation of 50 new high-level jobs this morning.

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Everything you need to know about that little red padlock that's appeared on your Gmail

A new feature has been quietly added to Google’s email service.

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A YouTuber disguised a hoverboard as the Flying Nimbus from Dragon Ball

It seemed to make him very popular in Taipei.

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Protections to deal with failure of major UK banks 'not there yet'

Protections put in place to deal with the failure of a major bank are “not there yet”, a deputy governor at the Bank of England has said.

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Google is expanding coverage of the 'right to be forgotten' ruling

The removal of search results will also apply to Google sites outside the EU as part of a tweak to the system.

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New online tool could help you say it right on Valentine's Day

A special algorithm that reads language can help users get the tone right for their Valentine’s messages.

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Twitter's new timeline is here, but reaction has been strangely muted

The re-ordering of the timeline hasn’t sat all that well with those who have opted to use it.

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British Gas announces 5.1% cut in gas prices

Around 6.8m UK customers are to benefit from cheaper energy bills after British Gas became the latest major supplier to announce a price cut.

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Twitter's user growth plateaus as number of tweeters fails to rise

The number of active users remained the same throughout the final months of 2015, despite revenue increases of over 50%.

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Your phone battery could soon last a whole week without a single charge

A technology firm is working on hydrogen-powered fuel cells that’ll keep our devices powered for more than seven days.

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'No commercial benefit' to so-called back-to-back Anglo - ILP transactions, court told

A former Anglo worker has said there was “no commercial benefit” to a number of so-called “back-to-back transactions” with Irish Life & Permanent in 2008.

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Twitter timeline feature allows users to prioritise 'most important' tweets

Twitter is introducing a feature which places “the tweets you’re most likely to care about” at the top of the timeline when users log in.

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Google's driverless car system has been declared legal by a US regulator

This is a legal breakthrough for Google’s self-driving car system.

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Janet Yellen: Pace of future US rate hikes could be slowed

The US economy faces a number of global threats that could derail growth and compel the Federal Reserve to slow the pace of future interest rate hikes, chair Janet ...

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Move over Kim Kardashian - Versace has also launched its own Emoji app

The fashion house’s Medusa face has been given a makeover.

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EU exit means uncertain future for British-Irish trade says business leader

A business leader promoting Anglo-Irish trade has warned of an uncertain future if Britain votes to exit the EU.

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Pinewood studios owner reviewing sale options

Pinewood Studios – home to the James Bond and Star Wars films - could be sold as the company looks to “maximise value” for shareholders.

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Japanese designers have developed a 'wearable chair'

Designers in Japan have developed a wearable chair that allows users to seek respite at any time.

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Heineken warns over volatility in emerging markets despite profit boost

Dutch brewer Heineken has predicted a rough ride ahead in emerging markets despite bolstering profits by a quarter.

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Google boss Sundar Pichai becomes highest paid chief executive in US

The boss of Google has become the highest paid chief executive in America after being handed $199m in shares.

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Transdev workers confirm two-day Luas strike

Luas commuters in Dublin will have to rearrange their travel plans this week.

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IAG boss admits 'admiration' for Ryanair rival

The head of the owner of British Airways has said he admires his fierce Ryanair rival Michael O’Leary.

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HSBC 'set to keep headquarters in London'

Banking giant HSBC is reportedly set to announce plans to keep its headquarters in the UK after a high profile lengthy review.

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'One in four' teenagers were subjected to abuse online in 2015

They were targeted on the internet because of their gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability or transgender identity.

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Firewatch is on its way and Twitter's very excited to see what the game's all about

Being a Firewatcher in the Wyoming wilderness looks pretty intense, and people seriously can’t wait to find out more.

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Apple's software update is killing iPhones with a dreaded Error 53 message

Those who have had their iPhone 6 repaired by third-party technicians face having the devices disabled due to the new iOS update,

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Police considering 'using eagles to tackle rogue drones'

Police are considering using eagles to intercept drones following a similar move by officers in Holland.

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Tim Cook's Super Bowl photo was not a great advert for iPhones

Somebody get that man a Samsung.

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BT finance chief to step down

Telecoms giant BT confirmed that it has begun a search to replace its long-serving group finance director.

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Report 'debunking election tax myths' published by business leaders

A new report claiming to debunk election tax myths has been published by business leaders.

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Construction firms report seven-month highs in new orders and employment levels

Construction firms have reported seven-month highs in new orders and employment levels, according to new figures.

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Consumer spending rises amid demand for holidays and cars

There was no slowdown in Irish consumer spending last month, new figures indicate.

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Consumer spending increases amid demand for holidays and cars

There was no slowdown in Irish consumer spending last month, new figures indicate.

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Twitter 'might change its timelines' and users are NOT happy

Twitter’s CEO has since addressed the #RIPTwitter hashtag.

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Google's driverless cars 'could be tested on London's roads'

Transport bosses in London are in “active discussions” with Google to encourage it to extend its pilot scheme to the capital.

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Fitch upgrades Ireland's credit rating.

Ratings agency Fitch has upgraded Ireland's credit rating to A from A minus, saying the economy is growing at a "brisk pace".

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Can you guess what the 10 most tweeted about video games are?

The number one game on the list was mentioned on Twitter over 30 million times in 2015…

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You'll soon be able to exchange your cracked iPhone for cash towards a new one

Apparently, Apple are set to update their trade-in scheme, allowing you to cash in on those cracked handsets.

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Alexa Chung teams up with M&S for archive-based fashion collection

TV presenter Alexa Chung is to tie up with Marks & Spencer to launch a fashion collection inspired by the high street giant’s extensive archives.

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