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BUSINESS

Consumers buying more lamb

By Martin RyanMarts: Higher volumes of lamb and pigmeat were purchased by consumers in 2005, which saw a decline in demand for poultry meat, on the previous year, and static beef sales.

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Irish producers at organic trade fair

By Ray Ryan, Agribusiness CorrespondentTHREE salmon firms and four seaweed-product manufacturers from Ireland took part in BioFach, the World Organic Trade Fair, in Nuremberg, Germany, this week with the support of Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).

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Arsenal profits up as stadium beckons

By Jim van WijkARSENAL'S parent company has produced healthy interim financial results over the six months to the end of November 2005.

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Market shows modest gain

THE ISEQ index edged slightly higher yesterday continuing its recent positive momentum.

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The OECD is finally catching Irish economic fever

By Brian O'MahonyFINALLY, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has ruled out a price bubble in the Irish housing market.

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Kelleher pushes for Cork education site

FIANNA FÁIL TD Billy Kelleher has said that he intends to canvass the Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin about putting Cork forward as a possible site for the planned European Institute of Technology (EIT).

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Tesco uses vouchers to gain new custom

TESCO is looking to entice Irish customers to its credit card offering by giving away €40 shopping vouchers to all new customers signing up.

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Mayor suspended for Nazi jibe

By Helen William, LondonKEN Livingstone's political career was rocked yesterday when he was suspended as Mayor of London for making a Nazi jibe to a Jewish reporter.

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Pension scheme to be wound up

A DECISION has been made to wind up a pension scheme for journalists in regional newspapers.

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Irish businesses reliant on An Post

THE majority of Irish businesses rely solely on An Post with only about 12% also using other service providers, according to findings from the Commission for Communications Regulation, which found that businesses spent an average of almost €6,000 with An Post last year.

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'No move' to harmonise tax rates

By Ian GuiderA COMPLETE harmonisation of corporation tax rates across Europe will not happen, the EU Taxation and Customs Commissioner said yesterday.

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