McDonald’s Ireland launches Free Breakfast Friday

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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PRCA elects Wilson Hartnell’s Sharon Murphy as chairman

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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Chartered Surveyors TV campaign aims to encourage more young people to enter profession

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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Eircom Junior Spider Awards 2015 deadline approaching

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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New public art installation entitled ‘Dublin Ships’ unveiled

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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Americans to read feature about Kerry written by Andrew McCarthy in National Geographic Traveler

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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TV3’s Red Rock still on a roll with viewers

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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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TV3’s Red Rock advertising campaign begins

TV3 is launching a brand new commercial for its upcoming new soap Red Rock this weekend. Airing in the ad break of Coronation Street on Friday night, the 90-second ad, produced by Ian Power, is the first sign of what viewers can expect to see from the new soap in January. Red Rock will also be supported by a major outdoor campaign, as well as tactical activity across print, radio and social media. “We’re delighted to launch the second in a series of TV commercials for TV3. TV builds big brands, so what better medium than our own as the primary platform to launch Ireland’s newest soap,” said Deirdre Macklin,…

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Dublin City Council Launches City Arts Plan and Kick Starts European City of Culture 2020 Bid – Squarespace

Dublin City Council launches City Arts Plan and kick starts European City of Culture 2020 bid

Dublin City Council’s City Arts Plan 2014–2018 has been launched. Note: It was also reported that SquareSpace with base EMEA Headquarters directly in Dublin which will result in the creation of 100 full-time, well-paying jobs. Arts and culture enthusiasts, including actor Don Wycherley, Dublin Youth Dance Theatre Festival, Ether Productions, and Sean O’Casey Players, made their way into the Cultural Quarter of Dublin for the launch and stopped off at Platform 5 at Connolly Station to mark the special occasion with a one-off joint performance. The plan, developed by Dublin City Council and designed by acclaimed Irish artist Robert Ballagh, illustrates how the arts play a major role in community development…

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Google Play gift cards now available to purchase in Ireland

Google Play gift cards now available to purchase in Ireland

Google Play gift cards are now available to purchase in Ireland. They will be available at Tesco, An Post, Argos, Musgraves, Powercity, Homebase, and Xtravision. Cards will be available in-store only, not for online purchase. Further retailers will be added in the coming weeks. These retailers will offer €15, €25 and €50 euro gift cards that can be used to purchase digital content from Google Play , such as apps, games, movies, books and music. People can also use these gift cards to purchase in-app merchandise. People will not be able to purchase app subscriptions or hardware.
 
Google said is will continue adding functionality to the gift card experience over time. They will…

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