Dublin's Science Gallery has today announced that it is to receive a gift of €1 million from Google.org as part of a Google Gives Back initiative to donate more than $100 million to deserving organisations around the world in 2011.
Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Ireland announced this morning that Twitter is to establish an international office in Ireland - their third location outside of the United States. It's not yet known whether this office will become Twitter's European HQ - a title which may still be awarded to London.
Ireland's Sunday World newspaper has "broken" a UK super injunction by publishing the names of two actors it says had an affair. One of the actors is said to have taken out a super-injunction in the UK High Court.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been confirmed for release this autumn and will directly continue on from where the storyline left off in the second-last installation, Modern Warfare 2, of the hugely successful game franchise. Last year’s release, Call of Duty: Black Ops, was the most successful game of all time, breaking opening day sales records and grossing $360 million in its first twenty-four hours alone, exceeding Modern Warfare 2 sales by $50 million.
Dublin has lost out to London as Twitter’s European Headquarters. The news came as Twitter announced that it will begin a recruitment drive in London this year for the opening of its European HQ in the West End of the city.
Twitter is seeking to establish its European headquarters in 2011, with Dublin and London both at the forefront contending for the potential arrival. According to a recent Forbes article by Parmy Olson, Twitter will favour settling in Dublin rather than London, and here’s why.
Ireland and the UK will see their first solar eclipse of the new year on Tuesday (4th January). The partial eclipse will be visiable across the British Isles from 8:00am and will last until about 9:30am. At its peak the moon will obscure about 66% of the sun, although the amounts will vary depending on location. The eclipse will also be visible over much of Europe, North Africa and central Asia.