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'Marriage Equality' was third on Twitter's most popular posts

Ireland's gay marriage referendum was one of Twitters most talked about subjects

The hashtag #MarriageEquality, which dominated social media around Ireland’s historic vote to legalise gay marriage, marked one of the most talked of moments of the year on Twitter. In its review of the year, the social media site revealed #JesSuisParis hashtag, along with #PrayForParis, used to show solidarity with the …

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Saoirse Ronan 'not thinking about Oscars or diets'

Saoirse Ronan won a Bifa award for her performance in Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan will not be going on crazy diets ahead of the Oscars, saying: “I love my grub.” The actress picked up the best actress gong for her role as a young Irish immigrant in the hit film Brooklyn at the Moet British Independent Film Awards (Bifas).

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Retailers predicting bumper Christmas sales

Irish expected to spend big at Christmas

Business chiefs are predicting a bumper spend by consumers this Christmas – the biggest since before the recession. Shoppers are expected to fork out 2,450 euro per household, pumping more than 4 billion euro into high streets – 600 million euro more than in an average month.

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Clean up under way after Storm Desmond causes chaos

Streets in Ireland are flooded following Storm Desmond

A big clean up was under way in parts of the country after Storm Desmond dumped huge volumes of water and caused devastating flooding. Met Eireann’s highest level red warning ended at 3am as the gale force winds and incessant and heavy rainfall abated more than a day after the …

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Taoiseach welcomes jobs boost from social media giant

Taoiseach welcomes jobs boost from social media giant

Online professional network LinkedIn has announced it will take its workforce in Ireland to more than 1,000. Marking five years of the company’s operations in Dublin – its European headquarters – it revealed it had hired 300 people in the last year and is recruiting another 100.

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