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2009-04-15 23:43:00

- Powervation wins 2009 ITLG-Irish Times Innovation Award - OpenHydro winner of new Renewable Energy Award PALO ALTO, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives from some of the most successful U.S. and Irish technology and renewable energy companies gathered at Stanford University where Limerick, Ireland-based Powervation won this year's 2009 ITLG/The Irish Times Innovation Award. Also receiving recognition on the night was OpenHydro of Dublin, Ireland which won the 2009 Renewable Energy...

2009-04-14 13:00:00

Deals Coincide with Visit to San Francisco Bay Area by Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister Mary Coughlan PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Irish Government's export engine for innovative technologies and services created by emerging and high-growth Irish companies, today announced a series of deals involving EI portfolio companies and their U.S. partners. The news coincides with a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area by Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister (An...

2009-04-11 05:51:21

The Republic of Ireland, in a concession to Protestants, says Northern Irelanders applying for Irish passports can give Londonderry as their birthplace. The city's name is one of the many issues that divide Republicans and Unionists in Northern Ireland and the Republic from the North. To the Republic and to Catholics in the North, the ancient city is Derry, from an Irish word meaning oak wood. More Northern Irish Protestants have begun seeking Irish passports, The Irish Times reports. The...

2009-03-24 02:00:00

Fashion designers and brands wanting global notoriety and expansion save time, money and resources by outsourcing their international logistics. Belspeed, the full service logistics and transportation company based in Belgium, has become a cornerstone in the business model that distributes and delivers fashion brands into European and international markets. KRUISHOUTEM, Belgium, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- 'The Economic Report' features Belspeed in an episode about Pioneers in Fashion Logistics...

2009-03-23 13:50:43

The official statistics bureau in the Netherlands said one in every 10,000 Dutch citizens is now aged 100 or older. Statistics Netherlands said centenarians in the country numbered only 350 in 1979, but the number grew to a total 1,633 as of Jan. 1 of this year, Expatica reported Monday. The agency said 33 percent of those aged 100 or above were men in 1979, but the male share of the population has now dwindled to 12 percent. The current oldest person in the Netherlands is a 111-year-old...

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2009-03-10 10:34:27

The U.S. morning television program Today is planning a special two-day live broadcast from Ireland in honor of St. Patrick's Day, NBC said. On March 16, Today hosts Meredith Vieira and Al Roker will broadcast live from Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow, a sprawling country estate and one of Ireland's most famous houses and gardens. The following day, they will broadcast live from The Dublin Castle in Dublin City Centre and from along the route of the St. Patrick's Festival Parade....

2009-01-26 09:30:00

Scottish government and industry launches new PhD initiative to support $13 billion chemicals sector SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Scotland's businesses and academic institutions will be out in force at Informex 2009 in San Francisco as the nation launches plans to continue the growth of the its 9.3 billion pounds Sterling ($13 billion) chemical industry. Chemical Sciences Scotland, a partnership between leaders from the chemicals industry, universities, colleges, stakeholder...

2008-12-29 09:45:55

Swedish financial experts say a weaker krona could drop Sweden's wealth standing in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The krona has lost 15 percent against the euro and the dollar since autumn, the Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported Monday. Hans-Olof Hagen at Statistics Sweden noted the gross domestic product also contributes to the country's wealth standing, but said, we could fall a couple of places. Now the krona has fallen by 15 percent during...

2008-12-10 15:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ --Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Irish Government's export engine for innovative technologies and services created by emerging and high-growth Irish companies, will host a series of business events this week in Silicon Valley and other West Coast locations to coincide with a visit by Ireland's President Mary McAleese. The itinerary features a breakfast event at Stanford University for Silicon Valley business leaders and a reception in Los Angeles,...

2008-12-02 07:05:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Napatech received the prestigious national Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008" award in the category "Venture Backed Innovation." The award based on Napatech's success as a leading vendor in the US marketplace, and on Napatech's 10GbE technology used in many market segments for real-time data analysis. The flattering statement from the Jury highlighted that "Napatech is a Danish entity which uses more than half of its revenue...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.