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Is the clampdown on Chinese tech giants prescient or paranoid? Telecoms firms in China are attracting unprecedented attention for being too closely aligned with its government. Adrian Weckler hears from a trenchant critic - Rivada founder Declan Ganley Bad deal: Declan Ganley believes spectrum allocation policies have been ‘wrong-headed’ and that the auction system is bad for the mobile industry and...
Short story discovered in 1894 journal may solve mystery of lost play by James Connolly James Connolly An anonymous short story discovered in a journal in the UK may be a lost play by Irish republican James Connolly. No script has ever been found of the lost play, but academics at the University of Glasgow believe the story, The Agitator’s Wife, could...
'Critical medicine list' to help cope with worst-case scenario Transport difficulties: A road sign directs traffic to the Port of Ramsgate in England. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg Cancer patients, diabetics and newborns in neonatal units are believed to be on the "critical list" being compiled to guard against medicine shortages here after Brexit. The main concern is that a disorderly Brexit will mean a...
Scisys wins Airbus contract after Dublin Brexit switch   Scisys works on the system for the European Space Agency Dublin-listed software business Scisys has secured a €1.3m contract with Airbus Defence and Space. Scisys provides IT and software services across a number of sectors including media, space, and defence. The contract is for the development, integration, verification and maintenance of the European Geostationary Navigation...
VIDEO: Arlene Foster - Theresa May needs to renegotiate with Brussels DUP leader Arlene Foster says Prime Minister Theresa May should head back to Brussels to renegotiate and have the Irish backstop removed from the Withdrawal Agreement.
Sale of famous Kestrel pub sees strong interest Landmark: The Kestrel is located at the Walkinstown Roundabout As the new year gets underway, several parties are understood to be in the race to acquire the landmark Kestrel licensed premises in Walkinstown, Dublin 12. Located at the famous Walkinstown Roundabout, the Kestrel enjoys the benefit of a thriving trade drawn from Walkinstown itself,...
Bairbre Power: 'Why I'm hooked on Grace & Frankie' Mid Life Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in Grace And Frankie The cost of Netflix is going up in the US and it could be only a matter of time before the streaming giant raises the price of subscriptions this side of the Atlantic. I don't mind. I'll happily drop a takeaway tea...
Enet lines up new team after IIF deal done   David Eyre has been confirmed as CCO Enet has finalised its new leadership team. This follows the acquisition of the final minority stake in the business by the Irish Infrastructure Fund (IIF) last month. Enet is an important player in the National Broadband Plan. Peter McCarthy was recently appointed to the role of CEO, with...
Rail passengers could face passport checks under no-deal Brexit The Dublin-Belfast Enterprise train. Photo: Tourism Northern IrelandIrish Rail chief Jim Meade Rail passengers could be subject to passport checks on cross-Border services in the event of a hard Brexit. But passengers travelling on Enterprise services between Dublin to Belfast are not expected to endure lengthy delays, according to Irish Rail chief executive...
Carey's East Coast Bakehouse now profitable after €3m loss East Coast bakehouse founders Alison Cowzer and Michael Carey East Coast Bakehouse, the food company co-founded by former Jacob Fruitfield boss Michael Carey, is now profitable after racking up significant startup costs and losses, the businessman has said. Newly-filed accounts for the firm show that it made a more than €3m loss in...

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