5 Simple Questions you need to ask yourself when managing your Business’s social media

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We all have our favourite social media websites and know how they work for our own personal use; Status updates declaring where we are going for the weekend and uploading pictures from crazy nights out partying. Tweets at our favourite celebrities and sharing what’s new and wonderful in the world with our followers. Pining our [...]

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Fulfilling an ambition – getting to page 1 of Hacker News

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On the 16th of March our blog post “Why Ireland is the best place in the world for a start-up” reached page 1 of Hacker News. To many people this might not mean much, but to us it was a fulfilment of a long held ambition. We peaked at number 5 on page 1 and we were there for around an hour.

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Stag party uses Dingadeal to get a great deal in Cork

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Eoin used Dingadeal to book his group of 21 that travelled to Cork for a stag party. They got bids from 4 hotels all of which included at least 2 extras. The winning bid included a free dinner, nightclub passes and an 8% discount. Dingadeal organises hotel accommodation for groups of 8 or more, we [...]

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Hen party gets great hotel deal in Killarney

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Lisa recently got a great deal for her group of 13 using Dingadeal. They chose Killarney as their destination.  From the proposal they submitted to Dingadeal they had 5 hotels bid for their business with each hotel adding at least 1 extra(e.g free dinner) into the deal. In the end Lisa and her group chose the [...]

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Why Ireland is the best place in the world for a start-up

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There is a side of Ireland that is being largely ignored by the media and is very much fighting back. Entrepreneurship is on the rise, new businesses are shooting up and there is a community of small businesses both online and offline.

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So where did the name Dingadeal come from?

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Since we started out last January there is one question we have been asked over and over again. Where did the name Dingadeal come from? We have heard from people who love the name and from people who aren’t so keen. Some have asked us whether it’s because we are all from Dingle and others [...]

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We will make group bookings easier for your hotel!

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Trying to organise a group’s stay in a hotel can be as frustrating for you (the hotelier) as it is for the group organiser. There are numerous challenges you face when working with groups. These range from organising rooming lists to working out how to make a group an offer that will really stand out from the crowd. We at Dingadeal.com are hoping to make life easier for you by revolutionizing the way groups book hotels.

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The road to launching Dingadeal

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After nearly 12 months of research, planning, development and numerous changes of direction we are ready to put Dingadeal.com live. We set out on this journey in January and have come a long way since. What started out as a fairly casual meeting on a January evening has developed into a fully fledged business with numerous ups and downs along the way.

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Coming soon…the better way for groups to book hotels!

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You have been given the unenviable task of organising a weekend away for you and your friends. Whether it’s a stag/hen, a trip for your sports team or a work do, the process is the same. You pick a destination; you book the transport and then have to start thinking about the hotel. Finding the right hotel is usually where things start to get complicated. If you are like the rest of us you will take the following steps.

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Is Ireland swapping one bubble for another?

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Over the last few years we have seen Ireland reduced from a tiger economy and a beacon of hope for smaller developing nations to a case study of mismanagement and one of the most high profile victims of a property bubble. Since the subprime mortgage bubble burst, Ireland has seen unprecedented unemployment rates and a new era of brain drain with highly qualified graduates departing the shores. How true the statistics are I don’t know, but I’ll put them here for effect. Apparently 110 people are leaving Ireland on a daily basis looking for a better life elsewhere.

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