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# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus dispute could be resolved within days
Cabin crew’s trade union and airline management agree to Labour Relations Commission intervention in the ongoing dispute.
# Recessionomics
Dublin businesses strike bargain to get 20 per cent off insurance premiums
Umbrella group for city centre traders does deal to cut cost of insurance for its 2,500 members after slow shopping year.
# Amazon
Kindle ebook sales now higher than paperbacks on Amazon
Website sells 115 Kindle ebooks for every 100 paperbacks.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus meeting may see breakthrough in dispute
Tomorrow’s meeting mediated by IBEC and ICTU could help resolve the ongoing dispute between management and cabin crew.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus cancels 14 flights over cabin crew dispute
Passengers hoping to travel with Aer Lingus today have been warned of disruptions after the airline cancels 14 flights.
# GChat
Google Talk? Former chief executive Schmidt considers TV
Eric Schmidt – who only stepped down as Google’s CEO five days ago – is eyeing up a CNN talk show, say reports.
# Aer Lingus
Meeting between Aer Lingus staff and management cancelled
A disciplinary process was due to start today for airline staff refusing to work to new rosters but the first meeting has been cancelled – meanwhile Aer Lingus warns of possible disruptions to flights.
15 facts about McDonald's that will blow your mind
The fast food restaurant has more visitors per day than the population of Britain and Ireland combined and it hires one million people a year in the US…
# Google
Google news: Eric Schmidt out, Larry Page in
Schmidt is stepping down as CEO of Google, and company has announced Larry Page will take over the position.
# eBay
PayPal Christmas boost sends eBay income up 24%
The online auction site reports better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter, on the bank of surging PayPal use.
# Corrib Pipeline
Final stage of Corrib pipeline approved
An Bord Pleanála has approved an application for the final section of the Corrib pipeline.
# Jobswatch
Cork-based software firm to create 150 new jobs
Quest Software will make new jobs over the next three years in finance, software development and sales.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus dispute continues, 34 flights cancelled
As many as 2,700 passengers hoping to travel between Dublin, the UK and continental Europe will face disruptions today.
# College can wait
100 entrepreneurs who made millions without a college degree
The top US business folk who carved their own path to the American Dream…
# Aer Lingus
Dispute leads to cancellation of 10 Aer Lingus flights
Several scheduled flights have been cancelled because of a dispute between Aer Lingus and trade union staff.
# Fraud
Santander CEO banned from banking by Spanish court
Alfredo Sáenz is sentenced to eight months in jail, and banned from banking for life. His response? ‘I’m going nowhere.’
# Superquinn
Naas staff vote to accept Superquinn redundancy deal
52 of the 103 staff at Superquinn in Naas will be offered jobs elsewhere, with the rest facing compulsory redundancy.
# Ryanair
Ryanair appeals Spanish court ruling on boarding card fees
The airline says the ruling of a Spanish court – which said the €40 fee for reissuing boarding cards was illegal – was “bizarre”.
# Apple
Jobs to take medical leave of absence from Apple
The Apple CEO – who formerly had pancreatic cancer – says his board has given him some time off for medical reasons.
# Jobs
60 Dublin jobs at risk over DFDS route closure
As many as 200 jobs could be lost a DFDS, with 60 of those at risk based in Dublin.
# Fossil Fuels
BP sign deal with Russia to drill in the Arctic
BP has teamed up with Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft to explore for natural gas and oil off the Siberian coast.
# Jobswatch
40 jobs to be created by AA Ireland
The insurer and motoring organisation will take on 40 new staff at its Dublin HQ, in its insurance and rescue divisions.
# Facebook
'Social Network' settlement set for return to court
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra say their $65m Facebook setlement was based on the wrong share value.
# Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland confirms €57m sale of Asset Management division
# VHI
VHI to increase corporate premiums
The changes to corporate premiums are expected to take place in March.
# App Store
Apple opens doors to new App Store for Mac
The new store – the equivalent of the iTunes store, but for Mac software – may help Apple make further dents in the PC market.
# Rebranding
So much for branding: Starbucks drops name from logo
The coffee company marks its move into supermarkets by dropping its name – and the word ‘coffee’ – from its branding.
# Jobswatch
Jobs to go at Britvic and HMV
The drinks group and record chain will seek job cuts in Ireland: the former reviewing its trade, the latter hit by downloads.
# Superquinn
Superquinn to shut Naas store
Trade union to hold ‘intensive talks’ with supermarket over fate of its 100 employees
# Facebook
Bono and the Edge 'could make €400m' from Facebook flotation
The U2 leaders and fellow speculators invested €157m in Facebook two years ago – and their stake could now triple in value.
# Investment
Multi-nationals created 11,000 jobs: IDA
Last year, multi-national companies created almost 11,000 jobs in Ireland – more than double the figure in 2009.
# Facebook
Facebook value now at $50bn after Goldman Sachs investment
Goldman Sachs invests $450m in Facebook for a 0.9% stake – putting Mark Zuckerberg’s company at a total value of $50bn.
# Wikileaks
Shell hope for “20 or more Corribs” in Irish waters – WikiLeaks
A senior Shell official told the US Embassy second-in-command that there could be hundreds of billions worth of gas off Irish shores.
# Electric Ireland
ESB buys Northern energy company in €1.4bn deal
The £1.2bn takeover deal is completed, despite the opposition of Unionist politicians resenting an all-Ireland energy company.
# pilots
Pilots' hours to be limited in new EU law
European safety agency puts forward plans to cap pilot’s duty hours – that’s both flying and waiting time – to a maximum of 14 hours a day, or 12 at night. Pilots’ unions say that is still an exhausting schedule.
# Business Insider
15 surprising facts about McDonald’s
Did you know that McDonald’s sells more than 75 hamburgers per second? Then read on…
Bowler to retire as chair of Irish Life & Permanent
Gillian Bowler will step down from the helm of Irish Life & Permanent once her successor has been appointed.
# Twitter
Twitter considering Dublin as European HQ - reports
Google and Facebook already have their European bases in Ireland – and now the microblogging site could follow.
# Jobswatch
Hewlett Packard to create 105 jobs in Galway
The computer and printer manufacturer will create posts in software engineering and recruitment will begin straight away.
# Amazon
Amazon says site downtime not caused by ‘hacktivist’ group
The online retailer – which went down for 30 minutes last night – says its disruption was the cause of a technical fault.