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3 06, 2015

U.S. Department of Education Announces $60 Million Available for First in the World Grant Competition

By | 2015-06-03T21:42:58+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Education|0 Comments

As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to drive innovations in higher education and increase college completion, affordability and quality outcomes, the U.S. Department of Education today announced the availability of $ 60 million in Fiscal Year 2015 in the First in the World (FITW) program. Click here to learn more [...]

24 10, 2014

First water bills to arrive at end of January

By | 2014-10-24T13:20:26+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

The first water bills will be sent out at the end of January, rather than at the start of the month Irish Water is to issue its first bills at the end of January as the Commission for Energy Regulation has extended the validation campaign until the end of November. The [...]

12 10, 2014

Portugal set to approve first post-bailout budget

By | 2014-10-12T12:39:25+00:00 October 12th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Portugal's government has adopted its first budget since its may from a bailout overseen by the EU, European Central Bank and the IMF. "The cabinet has approved the 2015 finance bill," the centre-right administration said in a brief statement after an extraordinary 18-hour meeting. The bill is to be put to [...]

11 10, 2014

King leads after first count in Dublin South-West

By | 2014-10-11T13:13:47+00:00 October 11th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

So far the Government parties have won three of the four by-elections held since they came into office. The counting of votes in the by-elections in Dublin South-West and in Roscommon-South Leitrim will take place this morning. The by-elections are taking place to fill the vacancies left by the election of [...]

23 09, 2014

US launches first strikes on sites inside Syria

By | 2014-09-23T11:15:53+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

1 of 2 US forces undertaking military action against Islamic State terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Missiles An F/A-18C hornet takes off from the flight deck of the US navy aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush in the Gulf The United States and Gulf Arab [...]

23 09, 2014

US launch first strikes in Syria – Pentagon

By | 2014-09-23T03:39:25+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

US forces undertaking military action against (Islamic State) terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Missiles The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria. The Pentagon has said the ongoing operations mark the opening of a [...]

22 09, 2014

Apple sells 10 million new iPhones in first 3 days

By | 2014-09-22T20:38:29+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Apple said it sold a record 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new, larger phone models went on sale in ten countries on Friday.  The phones, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, drew more than four million pre-orders on September 12, more than double the 2 million orders for [...]

12 09, 2014

Former NI first minister Ian Paisley dies

By | 2014-09-12T16:25:47+00:00 September 12th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

1 of 3 Ian Paisley was the leader of the DUP between 1971 and 2008 He was born in Ballymena in Co Antrim in 1926 He initially refused to enter power-sharing but later reversed his position Former Northern Ireland first minister and Democratic Unionist Party leader Dr Ian Paisley has died. [...]

2 08, 2014

BoI had profit of €399m in first half of 2014

By | 2014-08-02T03:48:15+00:00 August 2nd, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Friday 01 August 2014 10.27 The level of write downs on Bank of Ireland's bad debts fell 43% during the six month period Bank of Ireland has reported a pre-tax profit of €399m for the first half of 2014. That includes an €87m one-off gain due to changes in its defined [...]

29 07, 2014

Government deficit at 5.6% of GDP in first quarter

By | 2014-07-29T16:01:49+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Tuesday 29 July 2014 13.12 The government deficit stood at 5.6% of GDP and the gross government debt at 122.2% of GDP at the end of March Ireland's Government deficit stood at 5.6% of quarterly GDP at the end of March this year. In nominal terms, the deficit amounted to €2.43 [...]