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Is Your Business Fit for 2018?

13th February 2018

In discussion with Mark Kellett, CEO Magnet Networks, we ask is your business fit for 2018? What should be front of mind to ensure your company is in the right shape and securely and safely primed for growth and expansion? When it comes to the centre point of all business – communication – the four […]

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Europe warned of gas shortage without more Russian imports

13th February 2018

Europe will face a gas shortage and price spike as soon as the next decade if it doesn’t decide quickly to boost imports from Russia as gas purchases from the US or Qatar fail to match demand, Kremlin energy giant Gazprom told Reuters. US President Donald Trump’s administration has said it intends to level the […]

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Europe warned of gas shortage without more Russian imports

13th February 2018

Europe will face a gas shortage and price spike as soon as the next decade if it doesn’t decide quickly to boost imports from Russia as gas purchases from the US or Qatar fail to match demand, Kremlin energy giant Gazprom told Reuters. US President Donald Trump’s administration has said it intends to level the […]

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Dislike: Millions of young people are quitting Facebook

13th February 2018

Young people are turning their backs on Facebook, according to a new report. Two million people under the age of 25 will stop using the social network this year, research firm eMarketer predicted. Facebook has a “teen problem”, the company said, adding that it expects fewer and fewer young social media users to continue to […]

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Dislike: Millions of young people are quitting Facebook

13th February 2018

Young people are turning their backs on Facebook, according to a new report. Two million people under the age of 25 will stop using the social network this year, research firm eMarketer predicted. Facebook has a “teen problem”, the company said, adding that it expects fewer and fewer young social media users to continue to […]

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Enterprise offices help create 4,000 startup jobs

13th February 2018

ALMOST 4,000 jobs were created last year by startups and small businesses backed by their Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs). This brings the total number of jobs created by LEO-supported companies to 15,000 since the LEOs were established in 2014. Yesterday’s announcement of some 3,700 jobs created in 2017 was welcomed by the Minister for Business, […]

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Consumer sentiment reaches 17 year high

12th February 2018

Consumer sentiment rose to a 17 year high in January, as people start to feel the benefits of the economic recovery. The latest KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer sentiment index found that the sentiment increased to 110.4 in January, from 103.2 in December. This is the highest level of confidence seen from consumers since February 2001. […]

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Confidence builds in construction sector

12th February 2018

The construction sector here made a strong start to the year, posting faster increases in activity, new orders and employment, as well as seeing confidence improve again. But input costs rose to their highest extent in 11 years. That’s according to the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index. It rose to 61.4 in January, from […]

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Number of regular savers drops in January

12th February 2018

The proportion of people saving regularly dropped to 50pc in January from 53pc in December. In addition, consumers also felt more dissatisfied with the amount that they were saving, with half of people surveyed of the view that they were saving less than they should in January, up from 45pc in December. When consumers were […]

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Voice-activation will change marketing – and our lives

9th February 2018

A little bit of Irish radio history was made last week when the country’s commercial radio sector came together with RTÉ to launch a new voice-activated version of the popular Irish Radio Player on Amazon’s Alexa platform. In case you are not familiar with it, the Irish Radio Player is a useful one-stop shop for […]

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