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Ireland Sends Facebook Friend Request; Will Zuckerberg Accept?

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Irish ministers and development agencies are trying to tempt Facebook to the Emerald Isle, the Irish Times reports, claiming enterprise minister Miche├íl Martin met Facebook executives during an October trip to California. In recent years, Ireland has managed to lure significant investments from Google (NSDQ: GOOG), eBay (NSDQ: EBAY) and Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN), and is strong on data centres. Facebook will shortly tap its own member community to translate the site in to other European languages. Facebook opened a London office in November – this has so far been just a sales office for the time being, but the company reportedly wanted to grow to 50 staff within a year. The Times said Facebook is weighing up two locations. Facebook’s UK press office told us: “We don