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  • Mo Chara Animal Rescue Fundraising

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 23rd Dec 2015

    With 2015 drawing to a close, many are looking forward to the New Year ahead and are starting to plan all their activities, holidays and events for 2016 and with this in mind, Caroline Keily from our Portlaoise team has been selling calendars to raise funds for the Mo Chara Animal Rescue. Based in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Mo Chara Animal Rescue exists to improve the welfare of all Irish animals and particularly those that are abused neg

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  • Mallon Technology play key role in Irish Military Archives release

    By Andrew Bennett | Mon 21st Dec 2015

    Last week saw the third release of Pension files by the Irish Military Archives for almost 900 men and women who took part in the Irish revolution from 1916 through to the end of the Civil War in 1923. To date, Mallon Technology has scanned and digitised around 660,000 individual pages on behalf of the Irish Military Archives. The latest batch of files to be released deal with pension applications by those involved in the conflicts or by

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  • Christmas Jumper Day 2015

    By Andrew Bennett | Mon 21st Dec 2015

    With Christmas just around the corner, the staff at Mallon Technology got into the Festive Spirit by taking part in Christmas Jumper Day 2015. Christmas Jumper Day is an annual fundraising campaign organised by Save the Children. The campaign encourages everyone to have some festive fun by dressing up in their Christmas Jumpers all day at work or at school, to raise money for a very worthwhile cause. Save the Children work around the

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  • Christmas Around the World

    By Andrew Bennett | Mon 30th Nov 2015

    As we move ever closer to December, Christmas lights in towns across the country begin to flicker into life, signalling for many, the official start of the Christmas season. For millions of children around the world, all this activity can only mean one thing..... Father Christmas is coming to town! This is the time of year when letters are written to Santa with much expectation of what will lie in wait under the Christmas tree come the b

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  • Mallon Technology Announces Partnership with CeADAR

    By Andrew Bennett | Tue 17th Nov 2015

    Mallon Technology is today pleased to announce the Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research (CeADAR) as an official partner organisation. CeADAR is a market focused technology centre for innovation and applied research in big data analytics which drives the accelerated development, deployment and adoption of big data analytics technology. The primary outputs of the CeADAR centre are industry prototypes and demonstrators, along w

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  • Celebrating Geography Awareness Week

    By Andrew Bennett | Mon 16th Nov 2015

    In celebration of Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek) and International GIS Day 2015, this week, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are hosting a series of events titled: " Explore! The Power of Maps". Maps have a unique attraction that is unlike any other, with the power to inform , engage and interest people of all ages and demographics. GeoWeek in Ireland, this year, has a particular focus on how maps are linked with memory making. Events a

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  • International GIS Day 2015

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 11th Nov 2015

    To help celebrate this year's International GIS Day we have delved deep into the history books to uncover the true history and origins of GIS to see just how much has changed and developed since the early days back in the 1960's. The early beginnings of GIS has its roots in Canada in the 1960's, where Roger Tomlinson, now widely credited as the 'Father of GIS', introduced the concept of Geographic Information Systems to the Canada Land Inv

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  • National Ploughing Championships 2015

    By Andrew Bennett | Thu 29th Oct 2015

    Back in September, Niall Kennedy attended the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, just outside Portlaoise. You can read about Niall's experience on the day below. " The 2015 event took place between the 22nd and 24th September in Ratheniska, for the 3rd consecutive year. This location has proved ideal for the Championship as it is close to many motorways and the main roads into Portlaoise. 2015 proved to be the biggest Pl

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  • Halloween's Scariest Films

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 28th Oct 2015

    October is upon us and the nights are drawing in, that can only mean one thing... time to light the fire and curl up on the sofa with a good film. However, this October make sure to lock your doors and keep all the lights on, as in anticipation of Halloween we have mapped out all of the scariest films and their locations so you know exactly what to watch over Halloween night. Covered on our map are a host of classic horror movies and

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