Social media platforms and web services, used by millions of Europeans, have joined the effort to remind citizens to cast their votes in European elections

Facebook, Google, Snapchat and Twitter are among the platforms offering extra services to make sure Europeans cast their vote, and that the elections are not compromised online. Google offers special features to candidates and reminds people to vote. Candidates’ profiles are more visible on YouTube as well. Facebook has been reminding its users of the elections in the run-up, […]

Tech Giants Must Be Monitored Independently For Data Protection – Sean Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has cautioned that independent monitoring of tech giants will be necessary if further data breaches are to be avoided. “The Cambridge Analytica scandal should be a stark reminder of how important it is to have a robust data protection system in place,” said […]

Ireland’s Top 50 Contractors In Strong Demand Across The Globe

Turnover figures in Top 50 CIF Contractors increased by €1billion in 2017 and exports estimated to have grown five-fold since 2008. Figures compiled by Construction Magazine, for its annual Top 50 listing, show that turnover in Ireland’s leading construction contractors grew by €1billion over a 12-month period as global demand for Irish construction continues to […]

Irish people encouraged to join ‘Facebook Free February’

Could you log off Facebook for a month? A week? A day even? What would it mean to you to just sit and wait for your bus without having you’re phone to preoccupy your thoughts? Could you sit into the feeling of discomfort of being left, for the briefest of periods, exposed in a public […]

Carthy Challenges PwC Leader On Tax Scams At Panama Papers Inquiry

The Panama Papers inquiry in the European Parliament held a hearing in Brussels looking at the role of lawyers, bankers and accountants in facilitating tax avoidance, tax evasion and money laundering. Sinn Féin MEP and inquiry committee member Matt Carthy challenged PriceWaterhouse Coopers Global Tax Policy Leader Prof Stef van Weeghel on the conflict of […]

EU /Facebook/Twitter/YouTube Agree Hate Speech Code Of Conduct

“Hate speech”, public incitement to violence or hatred against a group of people, must be removed from social media platforms within 24 hours according to a new code of conduct agreed today between the European Commission and Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft. As well as agreeing a code of conduct, the companies concerned say they […]

Ireland Now 3rd Most Popular Destination Worldwide On Facebook With 500,000 Fans

Tourism Ireland, the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas, has reached half a million fans on Facebook, making it the third most popular tourism board in the world on the popular social networking site, after Australia and the UK.  Tourism Ireland has grown its Facebook fanbase sixfold in the past twelve months, […]

Could Facebook be Ireland’s saving grace? Find out at The Source

That’s just one of the questions posed by stand up comedian Colm O’Regan in his new side splitting show, Dislike! A Facebook Guide to the Recession. He will be in Thurles for one night only on Saturday 9th July at The Source Arts Centre when the current economic state of the nation will be put […]

Social Media Steers Tourism Ireland’s Road Trip to Tipperary

Tourism Ireland has launched a week-long social media campaign in Great Britain, offering Facebook and Twitter communities the chance to determine the places a British couple will visit.  The innovative campaign – called “Nick and Sam’s Ireland Road Trip” – is showcasing some of our landscape and attractions, including the wonderful scenery of Co Tipperary, […]

#IRLday, Twitter Event To Coincide With President Obama’s Visit to Ireland

PocketNative and Dublin City University are planning to make Internet history by creating a Twitter event to coincide with President Obama’s visit to Ireland. #IRLday: Let’s Get Ireland Trending is the first effort of its kind to organise an entire nation to tweet positive messages with a unified voice and put Ireland on Twitter’s global […]

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