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Ryanair Lingus bid on hold
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Ryanair Lingus bid on hold
The European Com­mission is to carry out an "in depth investigation" into Ryanair's bid for control of Aer Lingus. The commission has long- fingere...
Classic spawned sideline business huddle
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Classic spawned sideline business huddle
The Emerald Isle Classic was about a lot more than football. For one thing it was a curtain raiser to the Gathering, the Irish government's ambitio...
Buckley new INM chair
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Buckley new INM chair
Cork businessman Leslie Buckley has been appointed chairman of the board of Independent News & Media at an extraordinary general meeting held in Du...
First a charge, now a tax
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First a charge, now a tax
Hundreds of thousands of Irish homeowners have yet to register to pay the €100 household charge mandated by the government. But if many people are ...
NAMA to sue in U.S.
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NAMA to sue in U.S.
The Republic's National Assets Management Agency, or NAMA, has a long arm. It has launched a legal action in the U.S. against Sean Dunne, the prope...
Eurozone crisis hits North jobs
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Eurozone crisis hits North jobs
Northern Ireland lost almost 11,000 private sector jobs in the past year. The findings are contained in a new report by Price­waterhouseCoopers whi...
Fá-dough Fá-dough
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Fá-dough Fá-dough
Cellphone users who text in the Irish language are crying foul. They say they are being overcharged because the phone service charges for character...
Aer Lingus readies its defense
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Aer Lingus readies its defense
AER Lingus is preparing to defend it self against the latest bid by rival Ryanair to gain operating control. The former Irish flag carrier has publ...
Collins objects, Obama campaign retreats
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Collins objects, Obama campaign retreats
Irish ambassador to Washington, Michael Collins, is a quiet-spoken diplomat. But he apparently wields a decent sized stick. Collins has managed to ...
Good news on the breeze
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Good news on the breeze
IT is hoped that wind power could be the key to future Irish employment opportunities, with new plans just unveiled. The potential creation of 40 n...
Too much dough in dole - IMF
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Too much dough in dole - IMF
Those in the dole queues would take issue with the assertion but social welfare benefits in Ireland are too high and need to be revised so as to en...
Wind at his back
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Wind at his back
Breaking into the American market isn't easy for an Irish firm, but it's a challenge Jonathan Tierney, co-founder and CEO of Crosscare Ltd, is will...