Friday 18 October 2019

Bitbuzz extends to social media

BITBUZZ, Ireland's biggest wireless internet provider for businesses, has made it easier for users to access its service. Wi-fi users can now log on to its paid-for internet facility using their Twitter or Facebook accounts.

Bitbuzz said: "We are constantly trying to make it simpler and quicker to get online," but that users' rights will remain paramount. The company recently announced a 46pc increase in registered users, with 1,148,966 recorded at the end of 2012.

Gaelectric set to unveil windfarm

IRISH renewable energy provider Gaelectric officially opens a £20m (€23m) windfarm in Co Antrim today. It says the six wind turbines will generate enough renewable power for nearly 8,000 homes a year.

The project created 30 full-time and part-time jobs during its development and construction.

Online support for legal workers

THE first Irish division of a global legal network that supports employees working in multiple countries has been launched.

Hayes Solicitors has launched LINEE (Lawyers International Network for Employees and Executives) in Ireland, a network of 10 firms from 10 countries that can advise the growing number of people that require legal advice as a result of increased employment mobility.

Huge demand for Portuguese bonds

PORTUGAL'S first sale of 10-year government bonds since its bailout in 2011 – which sets the price at which the country can borrow on the open market – has attracted more than three times the amount of demand it was seeking.

Investors submitted bids for €10.2bn of the bond, compared with a €3bn target. A decline in interest rates worldwide is leading investors to seek higher returns.

Volcanic ash cloud test for airplanes

EASYJET, Europe's second biggest low-fares airline after Ryanair and a popular carrier for Irish passengers, plans to create an artificial ash cloud with partners Airbus and Nicarnica Aviation in August to trial a detection system designed to help jets avoid volcanic dust.

The test, to be carried out at 30,000ft, will involve one jet releasing dust gathered from Icelandic volcanoes into the atmosphere. A second plane will then use the new technology to avoid the artificial cloud.

Irish Independent

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