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OMD wins pitch for Cairn Homes account

Homebuilders Cairn Homes, which is listed on both the Irish and London stock exchanges, has awarded its media planning and buying to OMD after a two-way contest with UM. The appointment is the latest move in an ongoing plan to position place Cairn Homes in the minds of Irish consumers as the country’s leading homebuilding […]

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Irish businesses now less negative about Brexit

The number of firms who believe that Brexit will have a positive impact on their business has increased over the past 12 months, a recent survey by business group Dublin Chamber shows. The chamber, which represents over 1,300 companies across the four local authority areas, said that around one in four firms believe that Brexit […]

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Entries sought for UCD business journalism awards

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has launched its 11th Annual Business Journalist Awards scheme, in association with Open Eir, to recognise excellence in Irish business journalism. Broadcast, print and online business journalists can submit entries via www.smurfitschool.ie/bja, before the closing date of Wednesday, September 13. Entries can be made by nominees themselves or on […]

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Guinness ads home in on GAA’s local heroes

As the 2017 GAA All-Ireland senior championships enter the final stages, Guinness has launched its latest TV campaign, called ‘Behind Every Great Town’. The 30’’ film celebrates the everyday GAA volunteers, who willingly give their time in communities across Ireland all year round by showing four actual volunteers from each of the four provinces. The four […]

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Yates gets Newstalk’s evening drivetime slot

Former Fine Gael minister and Celtic Bookmakers owner Ivan Yates will replace Chris Donoghue and Sarah McInerney in hosting Newstalk’s evening drivetime show weekdays. Yates will start his new show in early September. Donoghue and McInerney, a former reporter with the Sunday Times, took over from George Hook when he moved to lunchtime. A statement […]

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Tayto and Deliveroo in gourmet sandwich offer

Deliveroo online food delivery platform and Tayto have teamed up to provide Dubliners with three gourmet sandwiches over the next three weeks. The sandwiches are the creation of Doughboys owner Joey Somer using ingredients from local baker Arun’s, a selection of slow cooked meats, pickles, cheeses, sweet mustards and Dairygold butter. The three gourmet sandwiches are […]

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Mastercard partners with RTE for Women’s RWC

RTÉ has announced that Mastercard will partner RTÉ Sport in its coverage of the Women’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2017 on TV, radio, online and mobile. RTÉ2, RTÉ Player and RTÉ 2FM will have live coverage of all of Ireland’s games, plus the final. Ireland, managed by Tom Tierney, won its pool C opening game […]

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Virgin launches 30-day no strings consumer deal

Virgin Media has broken the chains on long term contracts by offering 30-day broadband and TV services from €20 a month. So whether you’re a student, on a short term lease or planning that big move abroad, Virgin customers who sign up will be able to access download speeds of  240Mb, apps and players and […]

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Eurospar to put defibrillators in all 50 stores

Eurospar has launched a new community initiative aimed at delivering a defibrillator to all 50 of its stores nationwide and in many areas not served with the life-saving device. RTÉ’s   Michael Lyster launched the initiative with Eurospar managing director Malachy Hanberry and David Menzies, co-chair and medical director at Cardiac First Responders (CFR) Ireland.   […]

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McGregor fight signed up by Sky Sports Box Office

Sky Sports Box Office (SBO) will show the fight between undefeated former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. The event sees the two worlds of professional boxing and UFC collide at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26, and is available to Sky subscribers on its Sports Box Office […]

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Toyota launches Face It Down road safety app

Toyota Ireland has launched an app aimed at saving lives on Irish roads. The free ‘Face It Down’ app for iPhone and Android was produced in partnership with the RSA and Topaz. It will reward all drivers for putting their phone face down when driving, allowing them to redeem the points for a complimentary hot drink […]

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Tesco to cherish family theme in its new ads

Picture your family. Who do you see? We all see something different. But what if you were asked what they mean to you? Or how they make you feel? Our answers may be remarkably alike. Though each and every family is unique, their meaning in our lives is something we all share. This importance of family […]

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JNLR book shows strong results for RTE Radio

The latest Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) from Ipsos MRBI for the year from July 2016 to June this year shows “a strong book for RTE Radio”, Carat reports.  Radio 1 and 2FM posted increases of 30,000 and 32,000 year-on-year respectively for the key measure of listened yesterday. Today FM was down by 17,000, while […]

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