Monday 5 December 2016

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Published 21/04/2015 | 02:30

Ryanair is resuming talks in Israel to operate flights between European airports and Tel Aviv, according to Israeli media reports. Ryanair plans to offer round-trip tickets for €140.

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"We want our flag in the State of Israel and we will offer you new destinations and new opportunities," Ryanair's deputy director of route development, Kate Sherry, told the ' Yedioth Ahronoth' newspaper. The low cost airline dropped a previous plan to fly to Israel last year.


Microsoft is to become the official European partner for the CoderDojo Foundation & Movement.

Microsoft has pledged its support to the CoderDojo Foundation, the youth computer coding movement, as part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative.

Microsoft YouthSpark is a global, company-wide initiative, which aims to improve education, employability and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people worldwide.

UK property prices

Asking prices for UK property climbed to a record in April as a shortage of homes for sale worsened, online property portal Rightmove said.

The average price rose 1.6pc from March to £286,133, reflecting a 4pc drop in the number of new sellers this year compared with 2014, the property website operator said yesterday. Values in London rose 2.5pc.

Property-price gains are overshadowing other improvements in the cost of living, with data last week showing wage gains outstripped inflation for a fifth month

UK financial jobs

Job vacancies in London's financial-services industry increased by 19pc in March as firms sought employees to manage additional compliance and governance demands from regulators, a recruitment survey showed.

Staff vacancies in London's financial district rose to 9,135 in March from 7,695 a month ago, recruitment firm Morgan McKinley said in a statement yesterday.

SMEs and charity

Chambers Ireland yesterday launched a new guide for small businesses highlighting the benefits of engaging in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and how to chose a charity partner. Chambers Ireland chief executive Ian Talbot said the idea that CSR is for big companies is a myth.

"In fact, CSR is actually more suited to SMEs given their flexibility and tendencies towards innovation."

Irish Independent

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