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New hotel planned for Tayto Park

The owners of Tayto Park have applied to Meath County Council for planning permission for a 32,000 square metre, 250-bedroom family hotel, offering accommodation and leisure facilities for up to 1,000 guests. The planned hotel, which is seven stories built from wood, will be designed to be in keeping with the style of Tayto Park […]

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Ireland print edition of The Times due out soon

News Ireland plans to launch the Ireland edition of The Times in both digital and print formats from Saturday week, June 3. The Ireland edition of The Times was rolled out in digital only format in September 2015, with a mix of Irish and international news, business, politics and sport, as well as opinion and analysis. It […]

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TV schedules don’t look like they used to – Netflix

Netflix may have broken the mould by releasing every episode of House of Cards all at once in 2013, but its viewers who are changing the nature of TV. And it’s more than just binging. From the characters we choose to wake up with to what we watch in bed, when viewers have the power to programme […]

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Newspread to distribute Cul Heroes GAA cards

Newspaper and magazine distributor Newspread has been awarded the contract to distribute Cúl Heroes trading cards to over 4,000 supermarkets, convenience stores and newsagents nationwide. Cúl Heroes is the official GAA trading cards collection for children, featuring leading inter-county hurlers and footballer and is endorsed by the GAA and the GPA. To coincide with the […]

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20 Questions with Belinda Kelly, C&C Gleeson

Belinda Kelly is marketing director at C&C Gleeson where she is responsible for Bulmers and Outcider brands. She joined C&C from Cola-Cola Bottlers in 2009. She has a BA in marketing from both the University of Wolverhampton and Limerick IT. 01 When are you happiest? At a music festival with my husband and a gang […]

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Hanover appointed to handle Young Scientist

Following a competitive pitch, corporate communications and public affairs specialist Hanover has been made the lead PR agency for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE). Hanover, run by Lorna Jennings (above) will work closely with BT Ireland to manage PR and public affairs for next BTYSTE, including the main event in the RDS in […]

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Media Central wins Communicorp sales

Communicorp has awarded all its radio sales to Media Central after an internal group contest with its other sales arm subsidiary, Communicorp One. Under a transfer of undertakings process, Media Central, run by Gavin Deans (above), will take on ad sales for national stations Today FM and Newstalk. It already handled sales for the group’s […]

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AAI boss receives a WFA president’s award

Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) chief executive Barry Dooley received a president’s award at the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) global marketers’ week in Toronto for the Marketing Multiplied report it jointly published with Core Media earlier this year. It was one of only six international awards presented by the WFA. Other winners were […]

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Most workers struggle to find time to exercise

Following a screening of thousands of Irish workers last year, Irish Life Health (ILH) has released new insights on the workforce which shows that 71 per cent of Irish workers struggle to find time to exercise and over half of the nation’s workforce are overweight and one in three have high cholesterol. The study also […]

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AIB banks marketing team of the year gong

AIB won the marketing team of the year award at the Marketing Institute of Ireland All Ireland Marketing (AIMs) awards. The award, sponsored by Google, was presented by Cera Ward to AIB marketing boss Tom Kinsella. The gala dinner in the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road was attended by almost 900 guests. RTE news anchor Bryan Dobson […]

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Flogas powers Kerr’s business show on Newstalk

Flogas is taking over as sponsor of Bobby Kerr’s Down to Business show which airs on Newstalk on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm. The sponsorship will focus on the ‘Winning Back the High Street’ initiative, which sees Kerr take to towns and cities around Ireland, speaking to local business owners. The show’s previous sponsor was Vodafone. […]

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DIT’s AdGrad 17 set to share ideas for charities

Final preparations are underway for students from this year’s DIT masters in advertising studies to make their ‘search for creative intelligence’ pitches to industry leaders. Divided into two agency teams, AdGrad 17, pictured, will present ad campaigns based on briefs from two clients. This year it’s the turn of not-for-profit organisations, Focus Ireland and the […]

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Mediavest scores hat-trick in press spend

Mediavest was the biggest spender on press advertising in 2016 for the third year running. A report by NewsBrands Ireland – formerly the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) – showed the Core Media group agency recorded a spend of €154.5 million. Sister agency, Mediaworks, had the highest increase. Sixty per cent of agencies upped their […]

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