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Plenty of people each year fall foul of airport regulations. No more than 100ml of liquids can be taken in hand luggage – that means tins and jars of food, including anything from baked beans to maple syrup and jam to chocolate spread. London City Airport has revealed the most common food items confiscated from passengers who haven’t read the rules and the top five confiscated items are jam or marmalade, Marmite, Golden Syrup, Nutella and Heinz Baked Beans. However, the airport does not let the grub go to waste and has donated 300 items collected between January and March 2015 – with a combined value of more than €1,200…

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TV3 Group has announced that its new channel TV3+1 will commence broadcasting on the Sky platform on channel 117 in the Sky Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). TV3+1 launched on UPC Channel 119 last year giving viewers a second opportunity to see TV3 shows. Broadcasting 24 hours a day, TV3+1 provides a full delayed one-hour feed of the main TV3 service. “We are delighted to be launching TV3+1 on the Sky platform and that the channel will now be available in so many Sky homes throughout the country,” said Niall Cogley, TV3’s director of broadcasting. “We also look forward to launching our TV3 HD service on Sky this summer in advance…

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CoderDojo Coolest Projects launches free public event in RDS

The CoderDojo Coolest Projects has launched a free public event in RDS. On 13 June young coders from Ireland and around the world will fly in to the biggest Coolest Projects Awards yet at the RDS to showcase their IT skills. Attendants are being told to expect cool apps, games, websites, robots and ‘hacks’ to make people’s lives run better. Coolest Projects 2015 offers coders aged seven to 17 the chance to submit individual or group projects using their creativity and skills with computer languages and hardware. Karina Corbett

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McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland has officially launched Free Breakfast Friday, which will see the company give away 40,000 Egg McMuffins for free on Friday, 27 March. Research carried out to celebrate Free Breakfast Friday has revealed that Ireland is a nation of egg lovers, with 62pc of people voting eggs their favourite breakfast menu item, ahead of sausages at 20pc and bacon at 18pc. Love/Hate star Tom Vaughan-Lawlor has been named Ireland’s dream breakfast companion. The actor, best known for his role as Nidge, fought off competition, beating Jamie Dornan, Imelda May, Roz Purcell and Stephanie Roche. When it comes to the most important meal of the day almost half…

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The Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) has elected Sharon Murphy as chairman. She takes over the role from Nigel Heneghan, managing director of Heneghan PR. Murphy, who’s a director at Wilson Hartnell, has over 16 years’ experience in consumer and brand PR. She’s originally from Cork, is a UCD graduate and has an MA in public relations from the Dublin Institute of Technology, a diploma in strategic management from the University of Cambridge and a certificate in social media from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland. Murphy joined the board of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) in 2012. She described being elected chairman as a great honour. “The PR…

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Claire Solon, second vice-president of the SCSI and Pauline Daly, president of the SCSI

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has launched its first ever TV ad campaign, which will kick off this week. It has said many employers in the property and construction sector are having difficulty filling posts. 
One of the main purposes of the ad is to show the diversity of the profession in the property, land and construction sectors to the wider public. It will also show young people the variety of career choices, which exist within surveying and hopefully encourage them to consider the profession as a career choice. The SCSI is hoping to capitalise on a resurgence of interest in careers in property, land and construction, which…

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The deadline for the 2015 Eircom Junior Spider Awards is approaching and primary and post primary schools across Ireland have just a matter of weeks to submit their projects. The awards, established to highlight how the students embrace the internet, also mark the innovative ways it is used both in school and in their daily lives. Similar to previous years, they are divided into three main categories: the Mega Spiders aimed at primary level; and the Giga and Tera Spiders, which are aimed at post primary level. The Giga Spiders are open to first-year to third-year students and the Tera Spiders are open to fourth-year to sixth-year students. For the…

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Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port Company and artist Cliona Harmey

The Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has officially opened a new public art installation entitled ‘Dublin Ships’. Commissioned by Dublin City Council and supported by Dublin Port Company, the installation was unveiled at the Scherzer Bridges beside The Convention Centre Dublin on North Wall Quay, where the city of Dublin, the docklands and port meet. Created by the artist Cliona Harmey, this new piece of public artwork brings to life the movements of ships entering and leaving Dublin Port daily, creating a digital log of the port’s activities in full view of the city. The artwork is…

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Cover of the latest edition of National Geographic Travel magazine

A travel magazine showcasing Kerry and Ireland hit the newsstands across the US this month, profiling holidays to millions of American travellers – and potential holidaymakers for the island of Ireland. The February/March edition of National Geographic Traveler, one of the world’s most widely read travel publications, with more than nine million readers, features a spectacular cover shot of Ross Castle in Killarney and the headline ‘Return to Ireland – A Journey Home’. Inside the magazine, there is 11 pages dedicated to Kerry, with some stunning photographs and great suggestions for American travellers – encouraging them to discover the ‘lyrical hills of Co Kerry’. The author of the article is…

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Red Rock performed exceptionally well for its second broadcast, beating long running soap Emmerdale, according to TV3. An average of 302,900 viewers watched the half-hour show on TV3 commanding a 17.5pc share of the available audience. The broadcast posted a 28.45pc share for adults 15–24 and a 24.54pc share for women ABC1. To date, Red Rock has reached a total of 711,400 viewers (includes TV3 +1 broadcasts). Last night saw the arrival of well-known actress Denise McCormack who plays the part of Kiely matriarch Bridget. And some of the soaps classic lines proved a big hit with viewers as #RedRock once again trended on Twitter. Patricia Hennessy’s cutting line “no…

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