Author Archive | Michele Neylon


Spotify to Increase Subscription Fees in Ireland

In a move that probably surprises very few people, Spotify has announced that they will be increasing their monthly subscription fees for Spotify Premium users. The price change will impact paid subscribers in 53 countries, including Ireland and most of the EU. The price increase in Ireland appears to be in line with other markets, […]

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What did Ireland Watch in 2022?

Over the past couple of years the number of online streaming services has continued to grow. In the Irish market services like NetFlix and Disney+ have become the norm for many Irish households. So what are people watching? JustWatch has been tracking what its Irish users have been viewing over the past 12 months and […]

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Meta to Cut Global Staff Headcount by 11 Thousand

Meta (Facebook) will cut its global workforce by more than 11 thousand people. They are also going to reduce the amount of office space they have, as well as implementing other cost-cutting measures. Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement this morning as well as providing a clear rationale for why they’re taking these steps. Zuckerberg, along […]

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Netflix Chooses Microsoft to Help Monetise Video Service

Netflix has picked Microsoft to help deliver the commercials in a cheaper version of its video streaming service expected to launch later this year (Alamy/PA) Netflix has picked Microsoft to help deliver the commercials in a cheaper version of its video streaming service expected to launch later this year. It has also pledged to minimise […]

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Dublin Maker Festival Returns

The Dublin Maker Festival is in its 10th year and will be held in person later this month. The event will bring together makers from around Ireland to show off their lockdown creations. It’s a one day event and it’s free to attend. What will you find? By the sounds of things there should be […]

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Liam Neeson Shooting Netflix Film in Donegal

Liam Neeson, Ciarán Hinds and Colm Meaney star in upcoming Netflix film “In the Land of Saints and Sinners”. The film is currently shooting in Donegal and Netflix has released a couple of “first look” images: Liam Neeson in The Land of Saints and Sinners, Image courtesy of Netflix Ciarán Hinds and Liam Neeson in […]

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Musk Launches Hostile Bid for Twitter

Elon Musk has launched a hostile takeover bid of Twitter. According to multiple reports Musk has made an offer of $54.20 per share, which gives the social media company an overall valuation of $43 billion. More here UPDATE: Musk tweeted a link to his filings with the SEC in relation to the offer. Included is […]

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An Post Issuing Stamps to Celebrate Women in Sport

An Post has announced a new stamp issue which will celebrate women in sport. The issue of six stamps celebrate six Irish women: Rachael Blackmore, who became the first female top jockey at Cheltenham and the first female Aintree Grand National winner.Kellie Harrington and Katie Taylor, both of whom are Olympic boxing gold medallists, and Katie […]

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Apple Pulls Sale of Products in Russia

Apple has stopped selling iPhones and other popular products in Russia in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The company is one of the latest major corporations to boycott the country following the invasion ordered by Russian president Vladimir Putin last week. Fellow tech giants Google and Twitter have also cut down their business […]

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