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Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service

Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service

By Chris Crum April 14, 2014

Facebook has dabbled in online payments for years, but news out of Europe indicates that the company is working on becoming an “e-money” institution in Ireland, and has been in discussion with various companies in London about money transfer services. …

Garth Brooks Ireland Concerts Sell Out Quickly Garth Brooks Ireland Concerts Sell Out Quickly

Fact: people in Ireland like country music. Another fact: they really, really like Garth Brooks. Tickets for three Garth Brooks comeback concerts set to play in the Emerald Isle at Croke Park sold out in about an hour and a …

Cannibal Rat-Infested Ghost Ship Headed For The UK? Cannibal Rat-Infested Ghost Ship Headed For The UK?

Adrift in the North Atlantic Sea swirls Lyubov Orlova, an unmanned Yugoslavian-built hulk cruise ship with a crew of cannibalistic rats. “She is floating around out there somewhere,” Pim de Rhoodes, a Belgian salvage hunter who seeks Lyubov Orlova, told …

Twitter Expands Its Alert System Twitter Expands Its Alert System

Twitter launched a new alert system for emergencies and other important information back in September. This morning, the company announced that it is expanding into the UK and Ireland. Nearly sixty accounts in the region have signed up to participate. …

Netflix Gives Students Free Subscriptions Netflix Gives Students Free Subscriptions

In the UK and Ireland, Netflix is offering students a shot at a year’s free subscription as part of a Student Ambassador program. Announced via Twitter and Facebook, the program calls on students to use Twitter to discuss shows and …

Seamus Heaney: Death of A Master Seamus Heaney: Death of A Master
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Let us take a break from Miley and the Twerking and remember that life has more to offer than endless garbage. The beloved poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney died yesterday at the age of 74, in Dublin. The literary …

Northern Ireland Violence Between Religious Sects Northern Ireland Violence Between Religious Sects
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It’s time for a quick history lesson, the contents of which might sound familiar if you happen to have a love for European history (as the writer of this article does). Back in the seventeenth century, when the English empire …

Caroline Kennedy Carries Flame To Ireland Caroline Kennedy Carries Flame To Ireland
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Caroline Kennedy, daughter of American president John F. Kennedy, carried an eternal flame from her father’s gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery in the United States, all the way to Dunganstown in County Wexford, Ireland. There she used that flame this …

Netflix to Stream The Killing One Day After It Airs Netflix to Stream The Killing One Day After It Airs

U.S. audiences will see the third season of The Killing air this Sunday, June 2nd, on AMC. And Netflix users across the pond, in the U.K. and Ireland won’t have to wait very long after that to stream it themselves. …

Watch This Woman "Ride" A Virtual Roller Coaster Watch This Woman "Ride" A Virtual Roller Coaster
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We’ve already ascertained that the Oculus Rift is pretty awesome. The virtual reality headset has transported a grandmother to the Tuscan countryside in one demo while another has given people a taste of the French Revolution. Now it’s freaking out …

Google Play Music Hits Five New Countries Google Play Music Hits Five New Countries
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Google announced this morning that Google Play Music is launching in five new European countries: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal. “Music first launched on Google Play in Europe in November 2012, and the fast rollout to more countries today …

Irish Bookie Taking Bets On Assange Escape Plans Irish Bookie Taking Bets On Assange Escape Plans
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Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, is still holed up inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He’s been there since June, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be leaving anytime soon despite being granted political asylum. What if he did leave …

LinkedIn Password Leak Lead to Irish Investigation LinkedIn Password Leak Lead to Irish Investigation

LinkedIn has already confirmed that more than 6.4 million of their members’ passwords were leaked to a hash-cracking forum earlier this week. And though the company has also taken reasonable steps to resolve the issue with its members, questions still …

Storms Move Boulders Weighing 78 Tons Storms Move Boulders Weighing 78 Tons

As LiveScience is reporting, boulders on Ireland’s coast have been confounding scientists for years. You see, these boulders, some weighting in excess of 78 tons, have a tendency to get up and walk around. The rocks on the coastline of …

Ireland Uses Facebook App For Voter Registration Ireland Uses Facebook App For Voter Registration

Officials in Ireland are being creative when it comes to getting the word out about an upcoming referendum in Ireland. Silicon Republic is reporting that the Irish Referendum Commission will launch a Facebook app that will encourage and educate Facebook …

Facebook Accused Of Ignoring Privacy Change Deadline Facebook Accused Of Ignoring Privacy Change Deadline

Remember last December when Facebook agreed to change some of its data retention policies based on an audit by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner? In internet years, which are kind of like dog years, those three months feel more like three …

Ireland's Doodle 4 Google Winner Announced Ireland's Doodle 4 Google Winner Announced

Google has been providing young artists with the opportunity to see their creations featured online for several years with their “Doodle 4 Google” contest, which allows children from all over the country to submit original, hand-drawn designs based upon a …