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# business - Monday 6 September, 2010

Poolbeg incinerator contract extended

DCC announces review of contract.

NINETEEN STAFF AT BORD NA MÓNA’S power plant in Longford have agreed to return to work, ending unofficial strike action at the business, the Longford Leader reports. Forty staff had staged a work stoppage about a month ago over a pay dispute, and just over half of those returned to work last week. The dispute between staff and management is being taken to the Labour Relations Commission, which will hold its hearing next week.

A FIRE HAS destroyed an agricultural co-operative store in Abbeyknockmoy, Co Galway. The blaze broke out at 5am this morning at the the Arrabawn store at Newtown. The cause of the fire has not yet been established.

BoI refused to take over Anglo on same day of guarantee

Anglo asked Bank of Ireland to take it over on the same day the government announced the bank guarantee.

From The42 Prospective Blackburn buyer left debt trail in UK Takeover

Prospective Blackburn buyer left debt trail in UK

Indian businessman has outstanding debts including rent and court judgements left following earlier UK stay.

# business - Sunday 5 September, 2010

Taking a walk from McDonald’s Ha’penny Bridge to St Coca-Cola’s Green?

Labour Party councillors plan proposals to allow companies buy naming rights to Dublin landmarks.

From The Daily Edge Back to Dublin? U2′s 360° could come full circle Aviva Stadium

Back to Dublin? U2′s 360° could come full circle

“Advanced discussions” are being held about having U2′s world tour return to Dublin in two months.

€200m bill for Dublin City Council if it pulls the Poolbeg plug

The city council tells John Gormley that whoever triggers the contract’s break clause will be hit heavily.

# business - Friday 3 September, 2010

US unemployment continues to rise

The good news is that it wasn’t as bad as predicted.

FM104 has formally confirmed that Jim-Jim Nugent will be returning to the station to host the flagship breakfast show, the Strawberry Alarm Clock. The DJ, who presented the 2fm breakfast equivalent until a few weeks ago, will be joined by Mark Noble on the new morning show, with both current hosts Jim McCabe and Niamh Crowley making way.

From The Daily Edge Is Facebook going to help you stalk your friends? Facebook

Is Facebook going to help you stalk your friends?

No – we mean, even more than it already does. They’re testing a somewhat creepy new ‘Subscribe’ button.

Shatter leaves Ahern’s ‘ATM tax’ idea in smithereens

Fine Gael’s justice spokesman ridicules the justice minister’s idea of a “kidnapper’s tax” for ATM withdrawals.

HSE payroll system costs state €6m a year

One of the costliest inventions of the Celtic Tiger continues to haunt Ireland.

Connacht name starting XV to play Dragons

Westerners are paddy-last when it comes to naming squads.

Wheat price spike sparks Mozambican riots

Protests over rising food prices continue in capital Maputo.

Iberian World Cup bid to receive Fifa boost

Bid has “many possibilities of being chosen” apparently.

NTA to decide on future of Waterford-Rosslare rail line

Local opposition to planned closure mounts.

Burger King is officially worth 1,086,666,666 Whoppers

The burger chain is taken over for $3.26bn. What’s that worth in Irish Whopper Meals?

What’s a Double Dip recession? Your 60-second guide

The services sector is slowing down. Is a second recession on the way? And what does that mean?

Poolbeg contract has negotiation clause

The contract for the controversial Poolbeg incinerator might expire this week – opening the possibility of renegotiation.

# business - Thursday 2 September, 2010

Another oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico Breaking News

Another oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

Coastguard says 13 employees were blown into the water, and the rig is now leaking oil.

AOL IS TO CREATE 20 new software engineering jobs in Dublin, says siliconrepublic. The majority of the jobs will focus on developing the company’s global media channels. The internet services provider has been in Ireland for 10 years, and had announced 50 similar new roles in June.

ECB maintains 1% interest rate, extends emergency bank loans

The European Central Bank remains in crisis mode.

From The42 21 year-old in attempt to buy Portsmouth FC Pompey

21 year-old in attempt to buy Portsmouth FC

He’d be younger than most of the players.

From The42 Illness rules Fallon out again Man Flu

Illness rules Fallon out again

Second duvet day in a row for Co. Clare jockey.

Italian teen sets early pace at European Masters

Teen prodigy shows fogeys how it’s done.

From The42 FAI Finance Director steps down FAI

FAI Finance Director steps down Exclusive

Finance Director Mark O’Leary resigns after five year stint.

Homeowners in arrears up by almost a third

The number of households now in mortgage arrears has risen by almost 40% in the past year.

# business - Wednesday 1 September, 2010

THE CANADA LIFE GROUP, an international financial services provider, says it will create over 50 new jobs in Ireland. Vacancies include actuarial, IT, sales and pensions business. The company currently employs over 500 people in Ireland, and runs its German business from Dublin, as well as the IT centre for its European operation.

Huge jump in mortgage arrears

Almost 400 homes repossessed in the second quarter of this year.

Miami Dolphins search for $50k earring

Maybe take the earrings off before training next time, Kendall.

Leinster announce squad for Glasgow match

New signing also announced as Leinster look to address front row problems.

Cup final set for Sligo

Rovers look to put last year’s FAI Cup misery behind them. Surely they can’t possibly lose this one too…

Burger King in sale talks

Burger King is reportedly in talks about possible sale of its €1.8bn fast-food chain.

Connacht name strong squad for Dragons clash

Quest for the glory of ninth place begins.

From The Daily Edge New Dublin radio station launches Radio Nova This post contains videos

New Dublin radio station launches

Classic rock station launches after two year wait.

From The42 Deadline-day roundup Deadline Day

Deadline-day roundup

All the big moves digested into one page, like some sort of Snack bar. Probably a yellow one.

From The42 Kieran Fallon out of two races Man Flu

Kieran Fallon out of two races

Even jockeys get the man flu sometimes.

From The42 Uefa ban vuvuzelas from European matches Vuvuzelas

Uefa ban vuvuzelas from European matches

The last post is sounded for annoying “HUMMMM” sound in Europe.

From The42 Wins all round for favourites at Flushing Meadows US Open

Wins all round for favourites at Flushing Meadows

Wozniacki lives up to the hype, while Nadal endures a minor hiccup against Gabashvili.

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