Tech giants devise new ways to make us unemployable

The products created by the high-tech companies which we yearn to attract to Ireland are actually putting us on the dole queue, writes Eoin Whelan.

25th May, 2013
The number of people employed in brokerage in New York City is at a record low despite the value of shares hitting all-time highs in recent weeks. Photo: Getty

The GAA made an important decision last week when it decided to embrace touchline technology. With all its cameras and trajectory software, the Hawkeye system will finally eliminate any controversies as to whether a point was scored or not.

Most GAA supporters have welcomed the move. However, we should spare a thought for the humble GAA umpire, whose future career prospects now look quite bleak: his skills in observing a ball and waving a flag...

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