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.