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Oklahoma Land Rush 1889 (public domain)

Dot-Irish Land Rush Begins

The launch of the new .IRISH top-level domain enters its Land Rush phase today. If you’ve got an idea which needs that special .IRISH domain name, now’s your chance to get it before someone else does. Landrush is open now to register domain names for €99.95. The price goes down to €34.95 when General Availability launches on June […]

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US Internet Industry Group Takes a Stand on Irish Data Protection

i2Coalition, the DC-based Internet Infrastructure Coalition, has signed on to an amicus brief arguing that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York failed to properly analyze the extraterritorial application of the Stored Communications Act, in the case where it ordered Microsoft to hand over emails stored on a server in Ireland. In a legal […]

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Mathletes Khan Academy Challenge for Irish Schools is Back

Mathletes is back, the competition for Irish schools using the online teaching resource Khan Academy. Last year, 3,862 students spent 955,210 minutes on mathematics exercises and videos: here’s a breakdown on participation by county. This year there is a new 2-league format to encourage previous participants while attracting newcomers. Khan Academy builds maths mastery over […]

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How Many Hours Do Irish People Actually Work?

Morgan McKinley have published the results of a survey of Irish working hours. I’m not sure how accurate the results are, as the methodology wasn’t exactly scientific: The Survey was carried out in September amongst 200 of Morgan McKinley’s clients in the areas of accounting & finance, financial services, tech, engineering, science and office support. […]

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Pat O'Mahony, patomahony.ie

Still Hustling: A Conversation with Pat O’Mahony [Audio]

TV and radio producer Pat O’Mahony has a reputation as someone who is as comfortable with new media as with old. That’s partly due to a series of Christmas programmes he made for RTE in 2009, 2010 and 2011 called Now That’s What You Called News. Based on Google’s Zeitgeist Report on popular searches, the show […]

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Khan Academy Maths Learning Sweeps Ireland

We interviewed Sean O’Sullivan earlier this year as he was launching Mathletes, the Maths competition for Irish schools which uses the Khan Academy online learning games. It went on to become a big success, as this video shows:     Related articles Online maths teaching tool tailored to suit Irish curriculum Sean O’Sullivan launches €20k Mathletes […]

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Steve Cooney’s Sexy Slip Jig [Video]

Steve Cooney is a legend in Irish traditional music. Originally from Australia, he’s lived here for over 30 years, playing and composing, collaborating and creating. If you’re looking for Irish language material for young children, I highly recommend this storytelling CD and book, not just for the rich Kerry Irish, but also for Cooney’s amazing musical […]

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Roghchlár i bhFirefox as Gaeilge. CC BY-SA 3.0: Kevin Scannell, Wikipedia

Speaking Irish is like Programming in an Object-Oriented Language

Michal Boleslav Měchura is a language technologist, which must be the coolest job description in the world, in my geeky opinion. I take it to mean that he uses his programming skills to build software resources for languages, and that he uses his understanding as a linguist to make that software as good as it can be. We’ve never met, but I use some […]

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John Cunningham, Schoolbooks.ie

Giants of Online Retail to address Ecommerce Expo

Some of the biggest names in Irish online retail are set to address Ireland’s first Ecommerce Expo. The Expo, in association with Willows Consulting, is to be held in the Crowne Plaza, Santry on Wednesday, October 7. The line-up of speakers include Mick’s Garage, Schoolbooks.ie, Buy4Now, DPD, Eurobase, Taxback and Realex Payments. The event is […]

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