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# Mergers

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# getting squeezed
Fyffes owners are being offered less juice out of big banana deal
They would now get just over 40% from a merger with US company Chiquita.
# Done Deal
Cleared for takeoff: US private equity player snaps up Shannon firm
Eirtech will be merged with two other companies to form a global presence.
# Record Breaker
The €100 billion deals: that's how much was spent Irish mergers so far this year
Irish deals accounted for nearly one fifth of the European total – but are tax concerns driving the activity?
# going pro
Pay for play in GAA? 'It's not going to happen in my lifetime but it will go there eventually'
The 2013 Allstar midfielder concedes that pay-for-play may not happen during his playing days but it is a scenario that will eventually come to pass.
# Public Sector
Decentralisation scrapped and over 23,000 public sector jobs to go by 2015
The government has outlined plans which also include the merging of nearly 50 state agencies.