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Ireland ‘ideally positioned’ to be a global leader in wave and tidal energy

Ireland is “ideally positioned” to become a global leader in wave and tidal energy production, according to the organiser of an international conference being held in Cork at the end of this month.

Private data exchange between businesses set to surpass the internet

The bandwidth used in private data exchange between businesses will be six times that of the internet by 2020, with interconnection bandwidth outpacing growth of the internet by nearly two to one.

Weaker euro and stronger growth lift European shares

European shares were already on track for their best week since late April on Wednesday, gaining almost 1pc on forecast-beating growth data, rising metals prices and a weakening euro.

Housing shortage to drive up prices by 15pc over the next three years

House prices are set to rise by 15pc over the next three years, a survey conducted by the Central Bank has found.

A design for life: Irish business star Chupi chases jewellery dream

‘Start small and make your mistakes while no one is watching’ – Chupi

E-commerce transactions now make up almost half of credit card spending

E-commerce now accounts for 30pc of debit card point of sale transactions and almost one in two credit card purchases, according to the latest data from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI).

Budget cuts preventing investment in tech

Eight in ten IT departments in Ireland are being held back from making investments in new technologies due to budget cuts, according to research from Sungard Availability Services. This figure is considerably higher than their counterparts in other countries including […]

Property market ‘at middle stage of upturn’

The two-tiered nature of Ireland’s economic recovery has been highlighted again in a new commercial property report.

Four tips to save money on the cost of running your car

The average cost of running a car has fallen by €178.05 or 1.6pc on the same figure for last year, according to the latest AA’s calculations, bring the cost of running a family car for a year to €10,671.37.

Drop ‘Pa$$word123’: ‘Everything you know about ‘safe’ passwords is wrong

It has become the bane of many office workers’ existences: being forced to use complicated and difficult-to-remember passwords laden with random numbers and symbols.

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