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2,000 Entrepreneurs, Industrialists and Researchers Attend the first National Innovation Showcase

More than 2,000 entrepreneurs, industry representatives and researchers from around the country are attending the first national Innovation Showcase in the National Convention Centre Dublin today as part of a Government drive to open up the innovation, research and development infrastructure to business. The event is being streamed live by AerTV. Organised by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of the […]

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Science Week

250,000 People Experience the ‘Power of Science’ during Science Week 2014

An estimated 250,000 people took part in 800 science festivals, demonstrations, seminars and tours across the country this week during the 19th annual national science week. The week coincided with the success of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission in landing the Philae lander on Comet 67p: a  suitable demonstration of the ‘power of science’ – the […]

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Galway is First in the Fray as Four Irish Cities Join Global Startup Battle

Global Entrepreneurship Week gets underway this weekend, and startup weekends are being held in four Irish cities as part of the Global Startup Battle. Galway Startup Weekend is kicking off in about an hour at NUI Galway. Participants with ideas will make 60 second pitches which then get whittled down to the top ideas. Teams will be formed […]

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Web Summit Founder Paddy Cosgrave opens the 2014 Summit. Image: CC-BY Web Summit

Silicon Valley CEOs Evacuated by Dublin Fire Brigade as Web Summit gets Underway

The CEOs of Dropbox and Evernote were among a group of about 50 high profile technology figures who were evacuated from the home of Paddy Cosgrave last night after his chimney caught fire. The Web Summit founder told the story as he opened the 3-day event on the main stage, welcoming the thousands of attendees to the RDS in Dublin. […]

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The Summit

Web Summit Full Schedule Published

The full schedule for Web Summit was published earlier today. The event will be held across several stages in the RDS with each stage being devoted to a different theme (well, sort of): Center Stage (sic) – keynotes etc Enterprise Builders Machine Marketing Music Sport Library Food Cinema According to Web Summit head man Paddy Cosgrave […]

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Duolingo’s Irish Language Course Launches in Beta

Duolingo, the crowdsourced language-learning company, has beta-launched one of its most eagerly anticipated courses: Irish. It may come as a surprise to some, but when Duolingo asked its community what language courses they should develop next (after Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, German and French), the top requests were for Irish, Danish and Dutch. On St Patrick’s Day, […]

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