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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C


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# Poolbeg Incinerator
Poolbeg incinerator contract extended
DCC announces review of contract.
# Bord na Móna
Bord na Móna workers end strike
# Galway Fire
Galway co-op destroyed in blaze
# Bank Guarantee
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.
# Takeover
Prospective Blackburn buyer left debt trail in UK
Indian businessman has outstanding debts including rent and court judgements left following earlier UK stay.
# Dublin
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.
# 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.
# Poolbeg
€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.
# Employment
US unemployment continues to rise
The good news is that it wasn’t as bad as predicted.
# FM104
Mark Noble confirmed as Jim-Jim partner on FM104
# 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.
# Tiger Kidnappings
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.
# Health Service
HSE payroll system costs state €6m a year
One of the costliest inventions of the Celtic Tiger continues to haunt Ireland.
# Magners League
Connacht name starting XV to play Dragons
Westerners are paddy-last when it comes to naming squads.
# Mozambique
Wheat price spike sparks Mozambican riots
Protests over rising food prices continue in capital Maputo.
# World Cup Bidding
Iberian World Cup bid to receive Fifa boost
Bid has “many possibilities of being chosen” apparently.
# Transport
NTA to decide on future of Waterford-Rosslare rail line
Local opposition to planned closure mounts.
# Whopper of a Deal
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 Incinerator
Poolbeg contract has negotiation clause
The contract for the controversial Poolbeg incinerator might expire this week – opening the possibility of renegotiation.
# 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.
# Jobs
AOL creates 20 news jobs in Dublin
# Eurozone
ECB maintains 1% interest rate, extends emergency bank loans
The European Central Bank remains in crisis mode.
# Pompey
21 year-old in attempt to buy Portsmouth FC
He’d be younger than most of the players.
# Man Flu
Illness rules Fallon out again
Second duvet day in a row for Co. Clare jockey.
# European Masters
Italian teen sets early pace at European Masters
Teen prodigy shows fogeys how it’s done.
FAI Finance Director steps down
Finance Director Mark O’Leary resigns after five year stint.
# Mortgages
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.
# Jobs
Canada Life to add jobs
# Mortgages
Huge jump in mortgage arrears
Almost 400 homes repossessed in the second quarter of this year.
# Strange But True
Miami Dolphins search for $50k earring
Maybe take the earrings off before training next time, Kendall.
# Magners League
Leinster announce squad for Glasgow match
New signing also announced as Leinster look to address front row problems.
# EA Sports Cup
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…
# Chain Sale
Burger King in sale talks
Burger King is reportedly in talks about possible sale of its €1.8bn fast-food chain.
# Magners League
Connacht name strong squad for Dragons clash
Quest for the glory of ninth place begins.
# Radio Nova
New Dublin radio station launches
Classic rock station launches after two year wait.
# Deadline Day
Deadline-day roundup
All the big moves digested into one page, like some sort of Snack bar. Probably a yellow one.
# Man Flu
Kieran Fallon out of two races
Even jockeys get the man flu sometimes.
# Vuvuzelas
Uefa ban vuvuzelas from European matches
The last post is sounded for annoying “HUMMMM” sound in Europe.
# US Open
Wins all round for favourites at Flushing Meadows
Wozniacki lives up to the hype, while Nadal endures a minor hiccup against Gabashvili.