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BUSINESS

Farming families' contribution to GAA honoured

By Ray Ryan, Agribusiness CorrespondentPEOPLE who were not even born when Tom Cheasty was playing hurling for Waterford sought his autograph in Kilkenny at the weekend.

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Heritage sites team up with markets

By Ray Ryan, Agribusiness CorrespondentVISITORS to a number of national heritage sites will this year have the added option of buying quality fresh food at farmers' markets on selected days.

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Nigerian militants destroy oil pipeline

MILITANTS holding nine foreign hostages in Southern Nigeria destroyed an oil pipeline yesterday and blew up a boat in violence that has cut about 20% of crude production in Africa's oil giant.

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Tayto (NI) acquires Golden Wonder group

By Geoff PercivalTAYTO GROUP, the Northern Ireland-based snack foods business has formally acquired the British-based Golden Wonder snack group.

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Science research funding up 22%

By Niamh HennessyFUNDING allocated to Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) will increase by 22% this year to almost €150 million.

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Alzheimer's drugs to show profit

By Geoff PercivalELAN could be well-positioned to start profiting from its anti-Alzheimer's products over the next decade, with two of its drugs for treating the degenerative disease potentially delivering combined annual sales of around $5 billion (€4.18bn) by 2015.

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Centra sales surge 14% to over €1bn

By Niamh HennessyA SURGE in convenience shopping saw sales at Centra stores grow by 14% last year, to over €1 billion.

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Regional papers have mixed fortunes

By Ian GuiderTWO of the country's biggest regional newspapers have had mixed fortunes.

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McInerney Holdings expected to report €50.4m pre-tax profit

By Geoff PercivalHOUSE-building group, McInerney Holdings is expected to report full-year pre-tax profits of around €50.4 million on a turnover of around €540m for 2005, when it issues its 2005 results later this week.

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