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# Innovation

All time
# Grand Canal
Government advisory group on planned €1 billion 'innovation district' in Dublin hasn't met in over a year
The advisory group hasn’t met since July 2019.
# Innovation
GAA streaming platform to broadcast League of Ireland matches
GAA Go will host restarted domestic soccer games from the end of the month.
# Innovation
Posting GAA skills videos and teaching Junior Cert students online as Covid-19 crisis continues
Longford’s Mickey Quinn talks about how secondary school students are coping during the coronavirus.
# Innovation
'A glimpse behind the curtain' - TG4 provide unique coaching insight with Flannery warm-up clip
Kieran Hartigan speaks to The42 about the station’s pre-match coverage of Munster’s Pro14 clash with Connacht which impressed viewers.
# Innovation
5 ways to boost your chances of promotion - according to a professional attention-seeker
Ken Robertson was the former Head of Mischief at Paddy Power. He shares his tips for getting ahead.
# future of work
The future of work: How these Irish workplaces are ending the era of the boss
We spoke to the forward-looking companies breaking down traditional hierarchies.
Voices
Column: Without tax breaks, skilled workers and innovation, Ireland is Albania without the weather
We need more than documents and targets. We need a national shared vision on innovation, writes Martin Curley.
# No Time To Waste
European Tour introduces the Shot Clock Masters to combat slow play
The new tournament, which will also feature entrance music for players and celebrity hosts, is set to take place in Austria next June.
# new development
Freddo hot chocolate is a real thing and it's already arrived in Belfast
Well, well, well.
# mend a mind
'We didn't sugarcoat it, it's the harsh reality': Monaghan teens win top award for mental health project
Students at Largy College in Clones chose mental health as their focus with the project Mend a Mind.
# Good job
Three Irish colleges have made a prestigious Top 100 list
Which came out on top?
# future ireland
Pictures: How drones, turbines and virtual reality are changing Ireland
The Future Ireland report takes a look at Irish society by different themes each year.
# Innovation
Introducing Kickabout, the new app aiming to change the way 5-a-side football is organised
Gary O’Toole chats to The42 about his acclaimed initiative.
# Legend
‘You start thinking about Best in a different way because you’re forced to look at him’
A lost film about the Manchester legend is showing in the IFI in Dublin tonight.
# Interview
'If it's within your skill set and we can score, bloody go for it!' - Erasmus
Munster’s director of rugby tells The42 about his philosophy on the game.
# Innovation
Good news for fans of time-wasting as the FA Cup is about to introduce a fourth substitute
The changes will take place as a trial from the quarter-final stage this season.
# Tech Star-up
Tokyo is planning a man-made meteor shower for the 2020 Olympics opening ceremony
And, apparently, it will only cost $4 million.
# Holidays
These tiny houses could be future of weekend getaways
They’re small, but perfectly formed.
# Watch this space
16 innovative Irish companies to keep an eye on this year
We take a look at some of the businesses likely to make an impression in 2016.
# Social Network
From dorm room to global domination: The story of Facebook in pictures
It’s come a long way from Harvard.
# 20 under 20
'College is a good bit away': Ireland's brightest young minds are meeting today
The future looks pretty safe from here.
# Road Safety
This simple can could help save cyclists' lives
Cyclists: You should all get this.
# Intelligence
Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland
Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.
# Innovation
Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck
This just doesn’t look right on first viewing.
# moonshots
Long-term gambles causes Google's earnings to fall
The hiring of nearly 3,000 more employees and investing in “moon shot” projects like driverless cars and drones has caused expenses to increase by 30%.
# Bootstraps
SME Focus: Everything you need to know about innovation and SMEs
For our in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs last month, we focused on the opportunities in the tourism sector.
# we built this city
Patents and skyscrapers...what makes these 18 cities the most innovative places on Earth
These cities are commended for thinking outside the box of industry, design and urban planning.
# Save it to make it
What I learned: Making money by saving it for other people
The controversy around Irish Water consultancy fees encouraged one Irish company to try and help others cut costs.
# to boldly float
SpaceX are to launch a solar powered ship that will sail up into orbit
A few weeks into orbit, the LightSail’s wings will expand, making it visible from Earth.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about Catherine Nevin, the death of Adrian Folan and whether the Garth Brooks gigs will go ahead…
# high flyers
200 jobs up for grabs as Ryanair launches digital lab
The 200 roles will cover areas like software development, marketing and innovation hackers, which will aim to develop the next generation of apps and services.
# Rebel Alliance
The final frontier: Cork company set for space trip after contract win
A medical devices company in Cork has won a €1 million contract with the European Space Agency
# Best in class
'Google Earth for the human body': start-up from NUIG wins European prize
The Galway healthcare company saw off 100 other competitors from around Europe.
# Innovation
Amazon moves into wearable tech by launching dedicated store
The store also has a “learning center” which aims to educate those who aren’t familiar with smartwatches and activity trackers.
# diy
Ten houses built in 24 hours? All is possible with 3D printing
A Chinese company printed the houses out of recycled material.
# iPub
Fancy an iPad with that pint? This Cork pub is now providing them for its customers to use
O’Sullivans Bar in Douglas, Cork has set up three iPads which customers can use to browse the web and catch up on the news.
# Breakthrough
Autism begins during pregnancy, says new US study
Researchers in California say they have “clear and direct evidence” that autism begins during early brain development.
# Innovation
DCU to launch its own fabrication studio early next year
The partnership with TechShop will give both members of the university and the general public the opportunity to learn advanced manufacturing skills and rapid prototyping.
# Innovation Awards
Property company lands innovation gong
Propertygate enables collaboration among financiers, property managers and other stakeholders
# Innovation
Aussie hurdler Michelle Jenneke invents new sport of hallway hurdles
We’re not sure her neighbours will be too happy though.