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Smell the Roses

Smell the Roses

It was wonderful to have a good news story to write about for a change this week- PayPal are to create 1,000 jobs over four years in a new call centre being set up in Dundalk.
It's a great boost for the town and it was nice to have something positive to write about.
The usual round-up of job loses, shop closures and all the human misery which these bring can get a bit depressing after a while. So we were happy not just to have our front page sorted but also to be reporting on some good news.

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LynnH23-Feb-2012 12:45
Our local newspaper's front page was splashed with the Ex-Mayor's petition for divorce. Talk about a slow news day! I'm very happy for Dundalk. I'm hoping that this is the beginning of a trend upward. Love the photo!
Alan K23-Feb-2012 01:57
Good caption. I like the detail on the foreground flower.
Patricia Kay22-Feb-2012 20:13
Thats great news Mairead...Gorgeous tulips image...BV
Johnny JAG22-Feb-2012 19:40
Lovely colourful shot
Johnny JAG22-Feb-2012 19:39
Well done Paypal.
globalgadabout22-Feb-2012 15:34
those jobs must be welcome in these troubled times, and lift local spirits as do these glorious flowers..
Dawn22-Feb-2012 15:01
Very lovely and beautiful dof with nice composition. A beautiful image for celebrating.
exzim22-Feb-2012 14:36
Wonderful catch of the green leaf with the red flower. The jobs are good news of course but lets hope that Paypal doesn't get operating advice from the Irish banking community. Or maybe it would be good - don't do what we did.
Neal Nye22-Feb-2012 12:02
A great way to celebrate the good news. A superlative image!
Colin Storey22-Feb-2012 10:52
Great news and a lovely image of these roses.
Sheila22-Feb-2012 09:47
What a beautiful bouquet! Lovely composition .
Yvonne22-Feb-2012 09:39
A beautiful combination of roses & tulips, glorious red!
Carl Carbone22-Feb-2012 04:16
Congrats! I just heard a story on the founders on NPR, here.
larose forest photos22-Feb-2012 03:33
I can well imagine the pleasure to be had from reporting on really good news for a change. Nice to hear this! And a great boquet for these good tidings. V
Frank Brault22-Feb-2012 02:08
That is good news and this beautiful image would cheer anyone up. Beautifully composed with excellent use of depth of field and gorgeous colors and light. V
sue anne21-Feb-2012 23:58
Lovely red roses and wonderful news !
Stephanie21-Feb-2012 23:46
Excellent news for our hometown!
Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous Mairead! BV
Karen Stuebing21-Feb-2012 23:14
Great news for you! If I ever have to call Paypal and hear an Irish accent, I will mention I read about it on your Pbase page. :) Beautiful roses.
Brian Samuel21-Feb-2012 23:01
Celebration roses, the best kind! Beautiful light, it looks like the sun has come out to add to the good news.
Walter O. Koenig21-Feb-2012 22:41
Good news for your town. Beautiful image with these colors and lighting and such a nice depth of field.
lou_rozensteins21-Feb-2012 22:39
Great to hear that Paypal are extending into your territory, and raising people's spirits when all else is pretty black! These roses stand out brilliantly with their rich redness. Well done! A happy message.
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