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BUSINESS

Prices ease for store cattle at mart

By Martin RyanMarts: Prices for store cattle eased slightly at the mart sales yesterday, but strong prices continued to be paid for some choice lots of forward animals.

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Call for Europe to ban imported beef

By Ray RyanTHE European Commission must ban the import of beef from foot-and-mouth infected countries in South America if it is serious about public health safety, Ireland East MEP Liam Aylward claimed yesterday.

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Expert calls for new research centre

By Ray Ryan, Agribusiness CorrespondentTHE establishment of an integrated rural environment research centre has been proposed by one of the country's leading scientists.

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Farmers consider beet crop offer

By Ray Ryan, Agribusiness CorrespondentBEET growers will decide at a series of meetings over the next week if they will accept a price offer from Greencore to produce a crop for one further year of sugar processing in Ireland.

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Market continues bullish advance

SHARES in the Irish market continued their positive movement yesterday, closing stronger for the 11th consecutive day.

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Bring back butlers to save top hotels

THE Irish hotel sector will only survive if it begins offering higher standards and increased luxury to guests, according to Hugh Wallace, managing director of Douglas Wallace Architects, Designers & Project Managers.

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Pharma chief to head up institute

JOANNA GARDINER has been appointed chairperson of the governing body of Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) for five years.

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Grants of €11m for TV and radio

THE Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) has allocated €11m for the first round of Sound & Vision, the Broadcasting Funding Scheme.

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ESB director in row with chair resigns

JOE LA CUMBRE has resigned as a director and vice-chairman of the ESB.

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HP to invest €1m in research facility

HEWLETT-PACKARD (HP) is to invest over €1 million in establishing an all-island centre of excellence for research into the uses of IT in education at its Belfast premises.

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Outsiders set to give inside track

A SEMINAR on the role of the outsiders in family business - organised by the John C Kelleher Family Business Centre - will take place in the Council Room, UCC on March 2.

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US firm repatriates €500m in dividends

By Ian GuiderAN AMERICAN multi-national company took out dividends of over €500 million from its Irish operations over a two-year period.

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