Frontline Ventures raises new $80M fund focused on bringing US firms to Europe

Frontline Ventures, based in Dublin and London, announced here today a new $80 million money designed to assist U.S. tech companionships expanding into Europe. The brand-new Frontline X money — which means the house now has $ 200 million under…

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‘We’re playing to the world’: Galway’s European capital of culture year kicks off

Galway 2020 predicts everything from Margaret Atwood to art with neighbourhood asylum-seekers. Its organisers and artists talk about building bridges and creating a lasting gift for Irish artists ‘I know it’s not utopia, but …” Author Sarah Moss has “ve…

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Facebook Dating launch blocked in Europe after it fails to show privacy workings

Facebook has been left red-faced after being forced to call off the launch date of its dating service in Europe because it failed to give its produce EU data regulator enough advanced warning — including failing to demonstrate it had…

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MMA star Conor McGregor appears in Dublin court in pub assault case

The former two-division UFC champion appeared in court on Friday over an suspect assault on a boy in a Dublin pub in April Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor is indicated in court on Friday over an alleged onslaught on…

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Johnson and Varadkar clash over Irish backstop in phone call

Taoiseach tells new PM in first converse that EU will not scrap it as part of reopening Brexit talks Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar have clashed over the Irish backstop in their first phone call, with the Irish taoiseach saying…

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Brexit effect forces women to go to Netherlands for abortions

Charity says visa procrastinates realizing it harder for immigrant women in Ireland to travel to UK A pro-choice charity that for decades has helped thousands of Irish maids access abortions in England is sending foreign nationals to the Netherlands due…

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When it comes to elections, Facebook moves slow, may still break things

This week, Facebook invited a small group of correspondents — which didn’t include TechCrunch — to look at the “war room” it has set up in Dublin, Ireland, to help monitor its concoctions for election-related material that infringes the current…

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Apple repays Ireland 14 billion in ‘illegal tax benefits’

Apple stumped up a good deal of euros on Tuesday . Image: Artur Widak/ NurPhoto via Getty Images Apple’s tax relationship with Ireland has been realizing headlines for years. Ever since the establishment of the so-called “sweetheart bargain“, which tolerated…

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Facebook stops accepting foreign-funded ads about Irelands abortion vote

Facebook has announced it has stopped countenancing ads pay money by foreign entities that are related to a referendum vote in Ireland later this month, saying it’s acting to try to prevent interlopers from attempting to skew the voting rights….

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