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Dublin shopkeeper catches forecourt fouler with his pants down

An after midnight muckspreader who has been terrorising a Dublin* neighbourhood has been caught in the act by the very shopkeeper whose forecourt he’d been befouling. Alan Buckley, proprietor of Clever Buys in Finglas, plonked a toilet and a pallet of loo roll on the forecourt of his shop after a number of visits from the …
Clodagh Doyle, 30 Sep 2016
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Shopkeeper installs forecourt khazi to counter mystery Dublin dung dumper

A desperate Dublin shopkeeper has placed a toilet and a pile of his very competitvely priced bog roll on the pavement outside his shop after a series of visits from a loose boweled night owl. Alan Buckley was forced to install the curb-side crapper outside his Clever Buys outlet in Finglas, because “someone keeps coming up and …
Clodagh Doyle, 23 Sep 2016

Is Dublin becoming as unaffordable as San Francisco?

Comment Over the last five to 10 years, Dublin has become the European base for the likes of Google, Facebook, Amazon, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Yahoo! and Microsoft. Its controversial corporation tax of 12.5 per cent, introduced in 2003, has undoubtedly been the major selling point. However, during that period, the cost of living has …
Kat Hall, 27 Apr 2016

Web Summit looks at new homes ... this time with sun and decent Wi-Fi

Web Summit – one of Europe’s biggest tech events, attracting more than 20,000 visitors – is on the lookout for a new home. Founded in Ireland by Paddy Cosgrave, the event, which has grown massively in recent years, has always been held in Dublin. But problems in accommodating its size have led organisers to consider other …
Jennifer Baker, 25 Aug 2015

Microsoft, rivals together fight US govt's cloud data snatch

Microsoft has drummed up an impressive amount of support in its fight against the American government – which is demanding access to the US giant's servers in Ireland. Stateside prosecutors are trying to extract emails from systems on non-US soil using a search warrant obtained in a US court, and Microsoft is having none of it …
Iain Thomson, 15 Dec 2014
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Microsoft expands Dublin bit barn to slurp Euro-Data

Microsoft plans to fork out $230m to add a fourth mega datahall to its Dublin bit-barn campus. The expansion was announced on Tuesday and will add a further 20 people to the 80 on-site staff, as well as create temporary employment for 380 building-related jobs. The expansion will add around 169,000 square feet of IT space to …
Jack Clark, 3 Dec 2013

Boss of Irish-based R&D hub: Man, this place is the back of beyond

EMC Ireland country manager Bob Savage is distinctly underwhelmed by Cork Airport. There are 3,000 EMC staff in its Ballincollig, County Cork operation and they are managed by Savage who has been in the country manager role for five years. In an interview in the Irish Independent, he says Cork airport suffers from not having …
Chris Mellor, 2 Apr 2013
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Amazon web services customers vent spleen

Vulnerabilities in Amazon's web services that were exposed after lightning hit power supplies at the weekend have led to stinging criticism from some customers. The bolt knocked out the utility and back-up generators in Dublin, causing a blackout which took down the Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) and Relational Database Services …
Paul Kunert, 10 Aug 2011
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Street View Terminator warps into Dublin

We all know that Google's Street View has transdimensional capabilities, as well as the power to create space/time feedback loops, so it should come as no surprise that the Great Satan of Mountain View will in the future give staff at its all-seeing eye Terminator-style time travel abilities. Here's a employee warping into …
Lester Haines, 4 Mar 2011
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Hiberno-mooner stalks Google Street View

Google is struggling to keep up with the Hibernian moons plaguing its Street View Ireland service. Last Friday we reported how the Irish Times had uncovered a brace of of buttock jiggling jackeens in Dublin, prompting Google to quickly apply its vanishing cream to the offending buttocks. No sooner had they managed that than …
Joe Fay, 5 Oct 2010
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Irish Blood Transfusion Service endorses Dracula

We're delighted to report that the Irish Blood Transfusion Service is giving its full support to Dublin's "One City, One Book" - an annual initiative "designed to encourage everyone in the city to read the same book during the month of April each year". Splendidly, this year's recommended read is Bram Stoker's classic Dracula …
Lester Haines, 6 Apr 2009
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Facebook picks Dublin for international HQ

Social networking website Facebook plans to establish a new "international headquarters" in the Irish capital of Dublin. The Dublin HQ will house Facebook's sales and support staff catering to its Europe, Middle East, and Africa users, the Irish Times reports. Its current commercial office in London will not be affected by …
Austin Modine, 2 Oct 2008
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Microsoft's application server goes Irish

Microsoft is adopting REST and ATOM-based feeds in its application server to boost development and management of Windows server applications. The company is today expected to announce changes in Windows Server that'll see Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) updated to support stateful …
Gavin Clarke, 1 Oct 2008

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