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Rings urges all hands on tourism deck
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Rings urges all hands on tourism deck
New York's Commissioner of Small Business Services, Rob Walsh, visited Belfast recently to take part in a major economic conference organized by th...
They were all codding
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They were all codding
Whatever about quaffing a Guinness, many visitors to Ireland take time out to sample the delights of fish and chip restaurants. But what you see on...
Ryanair profits take off
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Ryanair profits take off
Well, somebody's making money. Ryanair said its profit rose 26 percent in the year to March but despite the positive news the no frills carrier is ...
Shannon gets timely boost from Continental
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Shannon gets timely boost from Continental
Shannon Airport, which has been in the doldrums and uncertain with regard to services from several airlines, not least Aer Lingus and Ryanair, has ...
Lower growth predictions do not auger well
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Lower growth predictions do not auger well
The European Commission reckons that Ireland's economic growth this year will be a paltry 0.6 percent, this down from an earlier prediction of 0.9 ...
Global Irish Economic Forum for October
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Global Irish Economic Forum for October
A second Global Irish Economic Forum is to be held in Dublin this coming October. The announcement was made by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Af...
Aer Lingus cuts may not be enough to stem losses
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Aer Lingus cuts may not be enough to stem losses
Aer Lingus is in the throes of implementing a cost cutting plan. But the €97 million that has been earmarked for cuts might not be enough. Fuel cos...
Banks sues over Chicago Spire loan
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Banks sues over Chicago Spire loan
Bank of America has applied to a Chicago court for a summary judgment against Irish developer Garret Kelleher and his Shelbourne Development compan...
Ireland hopes for Olympics spinoff
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Ireland hopes for Olympics spinoff
Ireland's sports minister, Leo Varadkar, has said his department intends to use the 2012 London Olympic Games as an opportunity to boost tourist nu...
In Ethiopia, hope takes a stronger hold
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In Ethiopia, hope takes a stronger hold
I recently traveled to Ethiopia with Michael Pryce and Joe McCarthy on behalf of the HOPe Charity Organization. Our task was to assess an HIV/AIDS ...
Jersey's IBA announces its award winners
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Jersey's IBA announces its award winners
The Irish Business Association has announced the honorees for its third annual awards dinner, scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, at the Westwood in Ga...
Low corporate rate cited
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Low corporate rate cited
It's a target of critics on both sides of the Atlantic but also the reason, as one expert put it on a recent edition of "60 Minutes" that it would ...