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Watch Irish TV online for free with aertv

A new online Irish TV service, aertv, launched yesterday, allowing viewers to watch 11 Irish and international channels in one place, directly within the browser. What's more, the service requires no registration and is absolutely free.
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Web

Facebook joins Dublin Web Summit lineup

With seven weeks to go until October's Dublin Web Summit, a major keynote speaker from Facebook has been announced; Ethan Beard. Ethan is one of eight speakers announced this week, with over 60 speakers planned for October's event.
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Mobile

RTÉ Player coming to Android and iPhone later this year

RTÉ will release Android and iOS versions of their popular video-on-demand RTÉ Player service later this year. According to Silicon Republic, Aisling McCabe, head of platform development at RTÉ, confirmed RTÉ’s plans to release free mobile apps for the two platforms late last week.
Magnet WebTV
Web

Free live TV from Magnet WebTV available to stream on 99% of devices

Live TV streaming service Magnet WebTV have recently extended the availability of their service to 99% of all devices. Launched in January of this year, Magnet WebTV have upgraded their streaming service to support HTML5 video, effectively enabling a plethora of new devices that don’t support traditional Adobe Flash video, including the Apple iPhone and iPad.
Australian soap Home and Away on RTÉ Player Live TV
Entertainment

RTÉ Player now includes Live TV streaming

RTÉ Player has today updated its free online video catch-up service to enable live streaming of channels RTÉ One, RTÉ Two, and RTÉ News Now. It’s not yet understood if all programming will be made available, but this certainly is a welcome move from our national broadcaster.
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Business

RTÉ to cut up to 60 jobs

RTÉ have announced today that between 50 and 60 jobs will be axed due to the companies current undesirable “financial situation”. RTÉ management informed unions this morning that voluntary redundancy and early retirement schemes were being prepared.
St Patrick's Festival logo 2011
Web

What’s happening online for the 2011 St Patrick’s Festival

You would think that the Irish would have little reason to celebrate the son of a European tax collector but, come March 17, that is just what the country, and the world, will do. To find out what is happening online we spoke to the organisers of the 2011 St Patrick’s Festival to see what digital events are planned this March.
Filmbase on Curve Street, via Filmbase
Entertainment

The 2011 Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Awards launched

RTÉ and Filmbase are offering young Irish film makers the opportunity to win €20,000 in production funding and facilities to make their next short film. The annual Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Awards are open to new and young Irish filmmakers with a total of up to four winners to be chosen. The competition is split into two rounds, each of which will have two winners.
RTÉ News Now app for iPad home screen
Mobile

RTÉ launch iPad specific RTÉ News Now app

RTÉ have today launched an iPad specific version of their popular RTÉ News Now application already available on Android and iOS devices. This app exists independent of the original iOS News Now app and is tailored specifically for the Apple iPad.
Give it up for Trócaire
Entertainment

Trócaire challenges Facebook users to ‘give it up’ for a day

Irish charity Trócaire is inviting Facebook users to give up something they love for just one day, to raise money for charitable causes across the world. From March 3 to 4 this year Trócaire, which runs over 124 programmes in 38 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, is challenging Facebook users to sponsor their friends who give up using one of dozens of items or activities, including Food, The Web, Coffee, Music, Texting, Make Up, Chocolate or TV for 24 hours.
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