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EuroMillions winners reveal they’ll spend some of £115m haul on football club

Winners of the £115 million Euromillions Lottery prize revealed what they’re going to do with some of the money today – spend it on a football team. Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Moira in Northern Ireland, went public with their £114,969,775.70 jackpot at a press conference today. The couple lived in Hartlepool in County Durham […]

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Gift vouchers could be valid for five years under new laws

Gift vouchers will have to have a minimum expiry date of at least five years under proposed new laws approved by the Cabinet. The draft legislation will also ban a requirement for gift vouchers to be spent in a single transaction.  Cancellation of gift vouchers, or the imposition of charges, where the recipient’s name is […]

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Cork hair-salon booking app sold for €15 million

A Corkman has sold his hair salon booking app to an international software company for a reported figure of €15 million. The Jonas division of Constellation Software has bought the Irish hair and beauty software firm, WhatSalon from founder David O’Flynn. WhatSalon was set up in 2013 in Cork as a free mobile app for […]

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You can now buy tickets to football matches on the Ryanair website

Ever travelled to see a football match? Plenty of people do it, and now popular airline Ryanair have made their first move into the world of sports. Thursday (13 December) marks the launch of the availability of tickets to sporting events across Europe on the Ryanair website. Ryanair’s “Tickets” page previously offered travellers the option […]

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Barclays reveals expansion plans for Dublin

Barclays has revealed major expansion plans for Dublin, with ambitions to double headcount here to 300 by the end of next year and find more Irish clients. The bank has made Dublin a new hub for Irish operations after the Brexit vote. It wants to grow its business here, providing banking for large companies and […]

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Amazon Go eyes Oxford St for first UK store

Amazon is planning to open one of its cashierless Amazon Go stores in London’s Oxford Circus, The Sunday Telegraph reports. Citing sources, the newspaper said Amazon is looking for a space between 3,000 and 5,000 square feet in size. Oxford Circus is the busiest shopping area in London. Amazon first introduced its Amazon Go stores, where […]

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ReliaQuest announces 100 Dublin jobs

US cyber security company ReliaQuest has opened its first office location outside of the US in Leopardstown in Dublin. ReliaQuest plans to create 100 jobs in the new Dublin office over the next three years. The company said the new positions will see jobs for security engineers, analysts and content developers. Founded in 2007, ReliaQuest […]

Dr Nora Khaldi
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€30m for Dublin biotech firm founded by Trinity graduate

A groundbreaking Dublin biotech firm, backed in part by Bono and The Edge, has won €30m in financing from the European Investment Bank in its first direct financing for an Irish firm in the sector. Nuritas, headed by Dr Nora Khaldi, specialises in studying the isolating the active ingredients in food that can be used […]

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Amazon warehouse workers in Europe spent Black Friday protesting

Thanksgiving weekend 2018 will go down as a historic event for Amazon: It was the company’s biggest shopping event in history, with shoppers ordering a record 180 million items over the five-day period. Cyber Monday alone broke company records as Amazon’s biggest shopping day ever. But the weekend was not just about sales. Shopping holidays […]

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Amazon quietly ends its restaurant delivery service in the UK

After two years of operation, Amazon has quietly closed the London arm of its takeout and delivery service, reports the Evening Standard. The news was announced in an email to the service’s customers, which said deliveries will cease in the capital (and, by extension, the rest of the UK) after December 3rd. Like many of […]