Gaelic Athletic Association: The GAA launches new digital archive with support from the BAI . “The GAA, in conjunction with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, today launched the GAA Digital Archive at Croke Park providing free access to past GAA matches to internet users around the world…. In all, over 500 football and hurling matches were retrieved from broadcasters and information such as date, result, venue, referee, scorers and teams and substitutions was added.” You probably know what football is, but if you’ve never heard of hurling you might want to check out this extensive overview by the Hurling Club of Madison.
Wicklow News: Calling all singing enthusiasts and music lovers. “Have you always nurtured a desire to sing in a group or choir? Are you keen to make contact with other singing enthusiasts and music-lovers in your locality? If so, Sing Ireland is the answer you’ve been looking for…. The organisation now has a new website … which lists singing groups across the country and anyone interested in joining a group or choir is encouraged to log on to find details of activity in their own local area. Members include children’s choirs, workplace choirs, youth choirs, hospital and care home choirs, choir clubs, university choirs, church and cathedral choirs, choral societies, and choirs for those in older age or active retirement.”
ESB: Film Archive is launched. ESB stands for Electricity Supply Board. It is an electric utility in Ireland. “To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of ESB’s Public Relations Department, we have launched previously unseen film footage commissioned by ESB from the 1920s to the 1980s. Our film archive offers unique insights into the social, cultural and economic development of Ireland throughout this period.”
The Sunday Times: Photographer raises the bar by snapping every Irish pub. “Leopold Bloom, the fictional protagonist in James Joyce’s Ulysses, mused that a good puzzle would be to ‘cross Dublin without passing a pub’. Far from trying to solve it, one photographer from the city is setting off on a six-year quest to visit and snap every pub in the country.” The article is paywalled, but enough is visible for you to get the salients.
TechCrunch: Facebook is facing an EU data probe over fake ads . “The UK’s privacy watchdog has asked Facebook’s lead EU regulator to look into ongoing data protection concerns about its ad platform — including how its platform is being used to target and spread fake adverts to try to manipulate voters. Facebook’s international HQ is in Ireland so the regulator in play here is the Irish Data Protection Commission.”
Irish News: ‘Forgotten’ women achievements told in new historical website. “REMARKABLE women from the north and their ‘unforgotten’ stories of achievement in the last century are told in a new website launched today. A Century of Women… showcases more than 60 women and their work in the causes of equal and workers’ rights, justice, and Irish nationalism.”
BetaNews: Privacy: Twitter is under investigation for data collection through its link-shortening system. “Twitter is being investigated by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) over concerns about how much data it collects through its t.co link-shortening tool. The Irish privacy regulator is concerned about the amount of data Twitter is able to collect through the service — something that was only heightened by the company’s refusal to hand over information about link tracking when it was requested.”