Colin Gleeson has been a journalist with The Irish Times since 2012 and covers a wide range of subjects. He has previously worked for The Sunday Times and The Irish Independent. He holds a Masters (MSc) in International Politics from Trinity College Dublin and a History degree from UCD.
Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary lifted his hands off the table and raised his eyebrows on Thursday when it was put to him at the company’s agm that some of his pilots had privately referred to him as “the clown” following recent crises. “There were reports during the week of groups of pilots referring to you as ‘the clown’ in Whatsapp groups,” ventured a reporter. “Were you aware of that? Does that bother you? Or would you even give any thought to it?”O’Leary nodded.
Almost 50 jobs are to be lost as mobile phone company Totterdell Communications in Bray, Co Wicklow is to close down at the end of the month. The Irish-owned company, which is run by directors Barry and Kevin Totterdell, employed 47 staff last year alongside the two directors, according to the latest accounts filed with the Companies Office. Totterdell was mobile network Three’s largest Irish SME partner until the decision was taken a number of months ago to end the relationship.
Operating losses at oil exploration company Clontarf Energy increased almost 20 per cent during the first six months of 2017, compared with the same period last year. The company’s interim report for the six months to June 30th, 2017, show losses grew to £115 ,000, which was up from from £95 ,000 in the same period during 2016. It accrued total liabilities to the tune of £1 million, which was up from £924,000 the year before.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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