archiveCork

Apple's new offices on Cork's Half Moon Street overlooking the quays. Credit: Google Street View
Business

Apple to create up to 350 new jobs in Ireland

Consumer electronics giant Apple are to create up to 350 new jobs in Cork, Ireland, after agreeing to lease offices in Cork’s city centre, according to the Irish Examiner. The new offices, on Cork’s Half Moon Street, constitue 25,000sq. ft. and may accommodate up to 350 workers.
Nick and Sam's Ireland Road Trip
Social Media

Tourism Ireland’s week long social media road trip

Tomorrow, Saturday, is the first day of a week long Tourism Ireland initiative where social media determines the road trip route taken by two avid British adventurers visiting Ireland. Their trip begins tomorrow in Belfast and ends seven days later in Cork, with the public deciding their journey southwards throughout the week.
Garda station lamp. Photo by infomatique via Flickr
Social Media

Gardaí join Twitter ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s and President Obama’s visits

The Gardaí, Ireland’s national police force, has joined Twitter ahead of the historic visits of Queen Elizabeth and President Barack Obama in the next two weeks. The Gardaí’s Twitter account, @gardatraffic, will become one of the main ways the police force will notify the public of planned widespread disruptions to vehicle and pedestrian travel in and around Dublin City.
CSO Journey of a census form Credit: Cesus.ie
Technology

How the 2011 Irish census works #infographic

With only a short time to go to the 2011 census night on April 10 the Central Statistics Office has released an infographic explaining how this year’s form was created.According to the graphic over 2 million census forms will be printed this year, these will be delivered to every home in the country from 440 regional offices. After the April 10 census night the forms will be collected, scanned and analysed for publication by the CSO from July.
Nokia Mobile TV Receiver SU-33W
Mobile

Plans for mobile digital TV scrapped, only Vodafone interested

Ireland’s communication’s regulator, ComReg, has scrapped plans to launch digital mobile TV Ireland, it announced today. The regulator said in a policy document, ”[it has become apparent to] ComReg that use of the identified spectrum to provide a Mobile TV service in Ireland was not the subject of particularly strong interest to potential operators, and interest in the proposed procedure to grant the authorisation diminished.”