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BUSINESS

Food for thought as Reox plans cheese sale

THE rapidly evolving nature of food in all its guises has been put under the microscope for the past few days at the sixth Annual World Food Technology and Innovation Forum being held for the fourth successive year in Dublin.

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Spending on property falls 17% to €45bn

IRISH property spending is expected to hit its second highest level ever at just over €45 billion this year despite sales plummeting by 17% from last year.

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Wind energy sector calls for government backing

THOUSANDS of jobs could be created and 40% of our long-term energy needs met by wind energy if Government backs the sector.

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Fears over US economy prompt new dollar lows

THE dollar hit new record lows against the euro yesterday as fears about the state of the US economy spooked investors.

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Celestica creates 120 jobs in Galway

GALWAY-BASED manufacturing firm Celestica is to create 120 jobs following a huge expansion, which will allow it to produce a new product used with iPods and mobile phones.

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Paying business tax ranked easy in Ireland

IRELAND is the only European country to secure a top 10 spot in a list of the easiest places in the world to pay business taxes.

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Innovation 'critical' for food industry

INNOVATION is becoming a critical factor for the food industry, an international forum was told in Dublin yesterday.

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Global family business survey

ONE-in-four Irish family businesses are expected to change hands within the next five years with half of these expecting to remain within the family.

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Aer Lingus revenue and pricing post

AER Lingus Group Plc, has appointed Henriette Thilert to the newly created position of head of revenue and pricing.

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Accountancy firm merger

ACCOUNTANCY firm Russell Brennan Keane will merge with the family firm Cremin McCarthy at the end of this month.

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Communications appointment

FORMER ICTU general secretary, Peter Cassells has been appointed chairperson of DHR Communications.

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Delay in post code implementation

CHAMBERS Ireland has called on the Government to deliver on its three-year-old commitment to introduce a post code system in Ireland.

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AGRI BUSINESS

Coughlan points to research role

THE agri-food industry was urged by Agriculture Minister Mary Coughlan yesterday to develop partnerships with research institutes.

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Beef shortage could boost prices

A POSSIBLE scarcity of beef in the spring could lead to a much-needed rise in cattle prices, the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association suggested yesterday.

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