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Tourism board aims for buffs

Tourism Ireland is targeting film buffs in Britain in their latest ad campaign.

The promotion will focus on the recent Colin Farrell movie, Ondine and the classic Ryan's Daughter in an attempt to entice British film fans to come visit.

A microsite will allow people to explore the top 20 Irish films, browse interesting Irish film facts and trivia, and enter a competition to win a trip to Ireland's famous film locations. Tourism Ireland is also spreading the word through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Online step for job interviews

A new service which has partnered with Irishjobs.ie allows firms to hold video interviews with job applicants.

Sonru, headed by Fergal O'Byrne, has raised €272,000 in venture investment from a number of sources and the service enables the jobs site to become the first of its kind in Ireland to offer online video interviewing.

"This investment is a validation of our business plan and our business model," O'Byrne explained.

ICT projects to go on display

An exhibition showcasing the ICT (information and communication technologies) and multimedia projects carried out by pupils in Dublin's inner city schools will take place in the Central Library, Ilac Centre from June 11 to 29.

iFestival includes projects such as comic-making, animation, robotic Lego, podcasting and computer gaming. This initiative encourages teachers to integrate ICT into the curriculum.

Charity seeks TV ad sponsor

Brain-injury charity Headway is seeking an advertising sponsor for its first foray into TV.

The charity has developed two TV ads designed to improve understanding of the impact of brain injury.

Headway has suggested that the partner could come from an insurance, computer, healthcare or e-learning industry and would be credited in all advertising.