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Bolton Trust Redesign and CMS

The Bolton Trust are an organisation that promote new business enterprises in Ireland.  Having previously designed their website, doop recently freshened up the site’s design as well as implementing wordpress cms in the back-end to allow them to update their ‘news’ section themselves. This worked so well that they came back to us asking for the entire site to be updateable using the same wordpress install. This involved rebuilding the code within wordpress whilst maintaining the original handcoded design.


Online payment system for Tattersalls

Tattersalls Entry Payments Page

In July 2009 doop were contracted to build an online payments system for Tattersalls Ireland Limited.

Tattersalls bloodstock auctioneers hold 7 auctions per annum over 21 days selling 1000’s of lots from their complex in Ratoath, Co.Meath. Traditionally vendors selling lots would pay entry fees of lots at the sale by cheque. The ability to pay entry fees online would provide an alternative payment method for vendors.

Doop developed a bespoke entry system that captured all required details for multiple lots with a payments gateway to allow for the secure payment of the entry fees by credit card.

The business implication of this installation for Tattersalls means that vendors have more control and access to payments and entries. Also the system has been so successful Tattersalls now see 60% of entry fees are now paid online and this figure is growing with each sale.

The hidden benefit of this move to online payments is that Tattersalls have been able to shift payment terms from invoicing to upfront payments which, as any business knows this assists greatly with cash flow. Such is the volume of transactions through the new system, the company have been able to negotiate better gateway fees and are further driving down the cost of taking online payments.

There is of course a cultural shift in such systems, but satisfaction among vendors with the new payments method is universal.

Route 66 – Website & Discussion Board


Temple Street Children’s University Hospital commissioned doop to build the Route 66 Motorcycle Challenge Website. The motorcycle challenge has been running since 2002 and Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Irish 66ers are already preparing for their 5th trip down “the mother of all mother roads” in 2010.

The project included a website built around the wordpress publishing platform and a Discussion Board built around the Invision Powerboard system.

Down Syndrome Ireland – website redesign

Down Syndrome Ireland’s new website recently went live with a brand new design and the Joomla! content management system behind it. The site is designed to present a large amount of content and information through a friendly and easily accessible interface. The CMS allows DSI staff to easily update site content and documentation themselves.

doop have been working with Down Syndrome Ireland for many years and continue to assist the organisation in utilising digital technology to spread their message and assist in fundraising.


ISANDS website launched

On September 15th the new website of the Irish Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society (ISANDS.IE) was launched by the Minister for Health and Children Mary Harney T.D. at the Croke Park Conference Centre. Over a year in development the site is a complete rebuild of the previous site first launched in 1997.

At the core of the new site is a digital version of the ISANDS Remembrance Quilt, the digital version has borrowed from the grid pixel nature of the million dollar homepage, making the size and capacity of the new online digital quilt infinite.

The new site also incorporates a new donation & shop facility which uses Realex Payments as a payment gateway.

We would like to thank Ron Smith-Murphy of ISANDS. for her dedication and work on this site and Colm Lyon of Realex payments for his vision of web services for groups like ISANDS.

[pictured left to right:
miriam o’callaghan (MC), brian greene, colm lyon, minister for health and children mary harney T.D., ron smith-murphy, sinead murnane.]

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