26 August

Apple given go-ahead for Cork expansion, 1,000 jobs on way

Apple’s 5,000-strong Cork workforce is set to increase, with the Hollyhill expansion finally given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála. With 1,000 jobs coming on stream at the new four-storey office block, complemented by 752 new car spaces, Apple’s expansion should start next year, taking five months to complete. The original plan was to get building over the summer, completing the job by Christmas, however, a…

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24 August

10 new Android Nougat features you should check out now

Google is starting to roll out the latest version of Android. If you have a Nexus device, you can grab the update now.   While many of the biggest improvements — like longer battery life, better security updates and VR-ready features — won't be immediately obvious once you get the update, there are still plenty of new features to get excited about. From new emoji and…

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19 August

Brexit sets Ireland and UK on divergent jobs paths

Following June’s landmark Brexit referendum in the UK, the jobs ship is in choppy waters. At the moment, Ireland is a happier port of call. This week, two very interesting reports emerged from Morgan McKinley, with jobs in Ireland dominant. On the one hand, a slight reduction in professional job opportunities in Ireland was offset by a stark drop in those looking for new jobs. On the…

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19 August

5 Steps to Creating a Killer Marketing Strategy

Not every marketing plan is a good marketing plan. There are certain qualities it needs to meet to be able to do what it is supposed to do and be considered an effective plan that will convert customers and be successful. It is easy to tell a "potentially successful" marketing plan apart from a mediocre marketing plan. Generally, there is a framework that a killer marketing…

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19 August

Research says using GIFs can lead to more success on Tinder

Dating is hard, online dating is its own hell, and opening lines can make you want to cease human contact altogether. It's awkward to straddle the line between just the right amount of forwardness and tact to total strangers when you're not actually interacting in person.    But panic no more: new research by Dr. Jess Carbino, a sociologist at Tinder suggests that users are 30…

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16 August

Consultation Days - Evening Diploma courses

Here, at Fitzwilliam Institute Group, we take training standards very seriously. That’s why our experienced course experts have developed dynamic, interactive, case-study based, practical evening diploma courses, to hone Industry’s Best Practice and Skills. We want you to hit the ground running. That’s why we selected our trainers carefully - they are all world's top professionals. They work with winning teams all over the world. They…

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15 August

3 Keys to Creating Engaging Content

There’s nothing more frustrating than spending hours on a piece of content that you hope shines after publication, only for its message to be overlooked by your readers. To optimize your reach and ensure that readers really connect with the messages you have to offer, your content has to be fresh and exciting to read. Like a novel that’s hard to put down or an engaging…

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5 August

10 ways technology has changed the Olympics

With the summer’s sporting masterpiece now upon us, we look at 10 disciplines soon to come under the spotlight. How has technology changed the Games? From the naked eye to photo finishes, standard trunks to streamlined swim suits, technology has driven elite sport to new heights with every revisit of the Olympic Games. Given the two-year gap between each summer and winter edition, and the marketing opportunity…

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5 August

How data is supporting Team Ireland at the Olympics

Following a summer of smart use of sports data analysis, Emma Quinn finds out how Team Ireland is making use of data-driven insights for Rio 2016. Euro 2016 is over, Wimbledon has been won, the Tour de France has just ended and the Olympics are upon us. It has been another great summer for sport, and the ability to capture more data to optimise athletic performance…

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22 July

Subsea electricity cable linking Ireland and France powers ahead

The Celtic Interconnector is the name of a project aiming to hook Ireland up with the European electricity grid using an undersea cable to France. Capitalising on the visit of French President François Hollande today (21 July), the Irish government has revealed plans for the €1bn Celtic Interconnector. With a planned capacity of 700 megawatts, apparently enough to power 450,000 households, EirGrid and its French counterpart…

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