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Aer Lingus to start Cork to Düsseldorf service in 2016

Aer Lingus is to operate a new Cork to Düsseldorf service, which will operate twice weekly on Wednesday and Sunday from May 2016. Düsseldorf is located in the centre of the Rhine-Ruhr region, Germany’s largest metropolitan area, with a population of about 11 million people. The news has been welcomed by Cork Airport, Tourism Ireland…

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Malin takes 38pc stake in Irish medtech company 3D4Medical for US$16.4m

Malin has bought a 38pc stake in Irish medical technology company 3D4Medical for US$16.4m. The deal also gives Malin a further call option to increase its stakeholding to 50pc. 3D4Medical, which was founded in 2004 by its John Moore, CEO, and Niall Johnston, director of business development,  specialises in the development of medical, educational and…

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Start-up numbers rise 24pc, insolvencies down by 38pc in May

Some 3,653 new businesses were set up in May, 24pc more than the same month last year, according to figures released today by Vision-net.ie. The number of insolvencies during the month was down by 38pc to 79 during the month. The company said 59pc of all new registered business names in May were sole traderships.…

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Finnair extends new Dublin-Helsinki route to year-round service

Finnair announced today that it is extending its new Dublin-Helsinki route into the winter season. The airline’s new service between the two cities started this morning. Last September, Finnair announced the route, which it said at the time would operate six days a week from 30 March until the end of October. The route is…

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Dublin London City Airport’s second busiest route in February

Dublin was London City Airport’s (LCA) second busiest route after Edinburgh, Scotland, in February. Passenger numbers to Dublin climbed 194pc compared to February 2014, with over 35,500 passengers travelling to Dublin through LYC. Dublin is benefitting from increased capacity as a result of new services by Flybe and British Airways, which along with the longstanding…

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Trim, Co Meath is Vodafone Ireland’s 500th 4G town

Trim, Co Meath has become Vodafone Ireland’s 500th 4G town, which means that its superfast 4G speeds are now reaching 90pc of the Irish population. 4G means ten times faster speeds on smartphones to watch videos with no buffering, instant photo uploads and seamless music streaming, while business customers can download large emails and send…

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Apple to build €850m data centre in Athenry

Apple has announced plans to build an €850m data centre in Athenry, Co Galway. The company also said it will spend another €850m on a data centre in Denmark’s central Jutland. The two centres, which represent Apple’s biggest projects in Europe to date, will operate on 100pc renewable energy and will power the company’s online…

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Record bookings on Ryanair’s new US website

Ryanair has reported record bookings from American customers following the launch of its new US Ryanair website in December, which enables flight bookings to be made in dollars. Bookings from the US have increased by almost 50pc in the two months since www.ryanair.com/us went live. London Stansted–Dublin is the most popular route for US visitors,…

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