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Sligo Sign Danish Striker Nielsen

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Sligo Rovers have announced the signing of Danish striker Morten Nielsen from German club FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt.

The 24 year old began his career at FC Copenhagen before being signed by Chelsea at the age of 16.

Nielsen spent three years at Stamford Bridge in their youth academy. While there Nielsen played in the Chelsea team which made it to the final of the FA Youth Cup in 2008 against Man City.  Continue reading

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Gardai Renew Pereira Appeal On Eighteenth Anniversary

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Gardai have renewed their appeal for information regarding the murder of Belinda Pereira, who perished during a brief trip to Dublin 18 years ago.

26-year-old Belinda was briefly staying in an apartment at Mellor’s Court in Liffey Street, Dublin 1 when, on 29th December 1996, she was found dead following an attack. She had arrived in Ireland from London on Christmas Eve (1996) and had been planning to return to Britain on New Year’s Day. Continue reading

Keane To Bring Galaxy To Tallaght

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Hollywood glamour will arrive in Tallaght in February just as Shamrock Rovers are making their final preparations for the 2015 Premier Division campaign.

The Hoops can confirm that the club will play host to MLS champions, LA Galaxy in a friendly game at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday, February 21.

The game will see LA Galaxy captain and Irish football legend Robbie Keane play in his hometown stadium. Continue reading

Simple Steps For Successful E-Commerce

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Do you recall dropping a shopping cart on a Thursday while you’re thinking of buying something online? If yes, you’re one of the many shoppers that made Thursday the day when people abandon shopping carts most often, according to SalesCycle.

Shopping cart abandonment is the number one income killer for online sellers at nearly 70% of all online shopping incidence. In dollars that’s an astounding $3 trillion worldwide. Now juxtapose this rate with the surge in online shopping during the holidays: 86% of Americans did their Christmas shopping online last year, according to PayPal. How many are abandoning their shopping carts this season? We don’t know yet, but it’s likely to add to the huge pile of lost opportunity sales. At that scale, cutting down shopping cart abandonment even by 1% can mean a lot. One key is to earn the trust of e-commerce visitors.

In the infographic, we listed the ways to generate trust and goodwill based on studies culled from various industry sources. Earning shoppers’ trust is not guesswork; rather, it’s replete with statistical truths that can increase sellers’ chances of sales conversion. Consider these facts if you’re a seller:

  • Do you have at least 10 positive reviews across your digital presence? One study says 85% of shoppers read up to 10 reviews before they trust a business.
  • If you can’t get a 5 or 4 star-rating, at least strive to get 3 stars. That’s because there’s a deep chasm between 2 and 3 stars; apparently, customers draw the line at 3 stars when trusting a business.
  • Shoppers go for perceived security rather than actual technical encryption. In a survey by Baymard.com, an independent web usability consultancy, three popular trust seals outscored SSL seals by more than 50% except for Norton, which, ironically, scored the highest rating. It’s likely a brand trust that makes shoppers feel safe.

We also included a glaring fact that online sites with shabby customer service should take heed: 56% of shoppers will tell other people about their bad experience with a business. That’s more than half of your shoppers becoming a serious liability.

Article and infographic courtesy of FinancesOnline.com

Inclusion Ireland Call For Independent Àras Attracta Inquiry

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Chairperson of Inclusion Ireland Tom Healy is calling for an independent inquiry into the Áras Attracta care home in Swinford, Co Mayo to restore confidence in disability services following the RTÉ Investigations Unit programme last night (Tuesday, 9th December).

The disturbing, distressing and shocking programme shone a depressing light on the standards of residential care for persons with intellectual disabilities in this HSE-run facility. Continue reading

Three Charged With Offaly Murder

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Three men have been charged with the murder of 64-year-old Thomas Dooley in Co Offaly. earlier this year.

James Davy (23), of Thornhill Meadows, Celbridge, Co Kildare; Sean Davy (20), of Clonmullen Drive and Matthew Cummins (20), of Churchview Heights, both in Edenderry, Co Offaly appeared before Tullamore District Court this morning. Continue reading

Hoops Bolster Squad With North Capture

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Shamrock Rovers  have swooped to secure the signature of striker Danny North from Sligo Rovers for the 2015 season.

The former St Patrick’s Athletic and Grimsby Town forward put pen to paper on a deal with the Hoops last night.

North had been training with Grimsby Town in recent weeks, but has decided to continue in the Airtricity League with Shamrock Rovers. Continue reading

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