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BUSINESS

Lapp's Quay landlord to seek court injunction against newspapers

More than 550 jobs are at stake in a bitter legal dispute over alleged trespass at the Cork offices from which the Irish Examiner and Evening Echo newspapers are now operating following restructuring of the Thomas Crosbie Holdings media group.

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Musgrave and Debenhams sign €6m contract

Musgrave Wholesale Partners has signed a three-year €6m contract to supply chilled, frozen and ambient foods to Debenhams.

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Portuguese court ruling protecting civil service benefits will see key services cut

Portuguese people will suffer from cuts to schools and hospitals to protect civil service benefits after the constitutional court rejected austerity measures that would have reduced holiday bonuses and other public sector perks.

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Bruton: We must reduce income tax burden

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has said the burden of income taxation — particularly on average income households — needs to be addressed.

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Ombudsman to name and shame banks

The Financial Services Ombudsman will soon have the power to name and shame the institutions that it investigates, according to the finance minister.

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Jobs boost as services centres revealed

Ballybrit in Co Galway will spearhead the development of new software and cloud services for one of the world's biggest technology firms, Hewlett Packard.

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Food firm selected to launch in US

Kinsale's Blue Haven Food Company has been selected by the Smurfit School of Business and the Irish Exporters' Association as a case study to develop its business into the US market.

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Confidence levels up but consumer gloom over personal finances persists

Confidence levels among Irish consumers increased marginally last month, but while concerns over the country's economic stability and the jobs market eased, the improvement in the economy hasn't boosted household incomes and worries over personal finances persist.

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Development eats into 11890 profits

Costs associated with developing a new area of business contributed to pre-tax profits at directory inquiry firm 11890 declining by 40% to €417,395 last year.

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Receiver finds buyer for Greenstar

A buyer has been found for the Dublin-based waste management business Greenstar eight months after the company entered receivership.

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'Town of Food' to launch chef training course after dishing up winning entry

Food producers in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, are to launch a chef training programme on foot of winning the inaugural Kilkenny Leader Partnership 'Town of Food' competition.

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AGRI BUSINESS

Dairygold members urged to support co-op's investment plans

The ICMSA and Macra na Feirme are urging Dairygold members to attend the joint AGM and SGM on Thursday, and to support the co-op's investment plans.

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Two candidates vie for Macra presidency at today's election

A chemical engineer from Carrigane, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, and a barrister from Gurteen, Ballymore, Co Sligo, are the candidates at today's election to select the next Macra na Feirme president.

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Older farmers urged to better plan their work to improve safety record

A joint campaign by the Health and Safety Authority and the Irish Farmers' Association is urging farmers to plan their work to reduce risks.

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