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Companies - Today’s News

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Companies - Friday 22 May, 2015

Dunnes Stores closure may be linked to dispute over carpark door

Staff were told the shop was closing at the end of their shift yesterday.

The world’s most-popular beer costs 43c and tastes like wet cardboard

It just goes to show, beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder.

From TheJournal.ie 1,080-calorie hotdog-burger (with crisps) will ‘appeal to US patriotic spirit’ Only In America

1,080-calorie hotdog-burger (with crisps) will ‘appeal to US patriotic spirit’

Jimmy Kimmel said the burger was “like eating a petting zoo”.

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Companies - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Fears for 100 jobs after ‘shock closure’ of Dunnes Stores in Wexford

Staff were told of the move at 6pm this evening.

After more than two decades on ice, Colonel Sanders is back

In advertising form. Not the real one.

Bloxham partner who helped bring down the firm won’t pay a cent in fines

Tadhg Gunnell has been banned from similar roles for 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: A giant oil slick has hit the California coast California

Pictures: A giant oil slick has hit the California coast

The spill is the result of an onshore pipeline leak spewing oil into the ocean for several hours yesterday.

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From TheJournal.ie First world problem alert: There’s a global Prosecco drought on the way… Say It Ain't So

First world problem alert: There’s a global Prosecco drought on the way…

The grape used to produce everyone’s favourite pre-drink has had a couple of particularly bad harvests in a row in Italy.

Companies - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Dreaming of this? Soon you can fly direct to Mexico and Jamaica* Life's A Beach

Dreaming of this? Soon you can fly direct to Mexico and Jamaica*

*But you’ll have to wait until next summer, soz.

So where do Irish graduates want to work in 2015? And how much do they expect to make?

What Irish students REALLY want it seems is stability. That, and to work for Paddy Power…

Here’s where JD Wetherspoon will open its next three pubs – and the first outside Dublin

The company is developing another four sites as well.

Companies - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don’t drop mortgage rates?

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

From TheJournal.ie One of the world’s worst-rated beers is crushing all the competition Una Cerveza

One of the world’s worst-rated beers is crushing all the competition

‘Faded aromas of sulphur, faint skunk, mild cooked veggies.’

Western Union has been leaving the door open for money laundering

The company was fined €1.75 million for a string of policy failures.

Two landlords have been convicted and fined for not playing by the rules

Nether registered their tenancy as is required.

Peppa Pig has been bringing home lots and lots of bacon

This little piggy REALLY went to market.

Jay Z has compared everyone else’s music streaming services to slavery

“YouTube is the biggest culprit, them n*****s pay you a tenth of what you supposed to get.”

Independent News and Media wants to be an ‘agile media organisation’

But the company’s print business is dragging it down.

From TheJournal.ie Copenhagen mayor bans 45,000 staff from using Ryanair Turbulence Ahead

Copenhagen mayor bans 45,000 staff from using Ryanair

Ryanair says it’s surprised by the boycott.

Companies - Monday 18 May, 2015

Ireland is now responsible for the privacy of 240 million Twitter users

Or rather, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is. Rather her than us.

From TheJournal.ie Rich New York mums are getting ‘wife bonuses’ from their banker husbands Nice Little Earner

Rich New York mums are getting ‘wife bonuses’ from their banker husbands

And the payments are performance-related, apparently.

High-speed broadband could be Eircom’s saviour

The company has slowed the long-term slide in its revenues.

Ireland’s biggest company is being investigated by the competition watchdog

The offices of CRH subsidiary Irish Cement were raided last week.

Companies - Sunday 17 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This man changed careers for a business that gives 100% of its profits to charity One Water

This man changed careers for a business that gives 100% of its profits to charity

Tom O’Toole is bringing the One Difference brand to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie This mirror can tell you what goes with your clothes when you’re buying them Mirror Mirror

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Irish whiskey, the rental squeeze and a really big ship.

Companies - Saturday 16 May, 2015

A bird’s-eye view of the plan to boost the flow of ships (and tourist cash) into Dublin

A decision on the ambitious plan is expected in the next few months. It could open Dublin up to even the world’s largest cruise ships.

Irish Water “all over the place” with security deposit advice

Landlords say they’re being told different things, depending on who they get on the phone.

Companies - Friday 15 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie McDonald’s is 75 years old today – here’s what their first menu looked like Feed Me

McDonald’s is 75 years old today – here’s what their first menu looked like

It’s all a little more streamlined shall we say.

Cork’s largest-ever office development just got a new owner

One Albert Quay will sell for up to €58 million.

From TheJournal.ie Could James Bond be the next movie behemoth to hit Irish shores? Double Oh Heaven

Could James Bond be the next movie behemoth to hit Irish shores?

Pinewood Studios, home to the Bond franchise and many others, have opened an Irish production arm.

Companies - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bus strike CALLED OFF after (very) early morning breakthrough Let's Get On

Bus strike CALLED OFF after (very) early morning breakthrough

While you were sleeping – unions and management were still talking at the LRC.

From TheJournal.ie UTV Ireland is set to hit us with a whole lot of news Newsflash

UTV Ireland is set to hit us with a whole lot of news

After admitting the the channel’s first months have been somewhat ‘slow’, station chiefs are shaking up its news and current affairs coverage.

‘On the night of the guarantee there was an announcement and we all went home to bed’

The Bank of Ireland’s former governor said Brian Cowen was the one who suddenly dropped the news.

Companies - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “Mr O’Brien is a media baron” – RTÉ fights action against Denis O’Brien Freedom Of Expression

“Mr O’Brien is a media baron” – RTÉ fights action against Denis O’Brien

The businessman is seeking an injunction against the broadcast of an RTÉ news item.

Last year the sun went away… so people stopped drinking cider

Irish ciders Bulmers and Magners had a tough 2014.

Things are looking seriously rosy for the EU right now

Or for its economy at any rate. The union has outstripped growth in both the US and the UK for the start of 2015

The owner of a small B&B may have just bought an oil company by mistake

The woman’s son apparently thought he was only buying 10% of its shares.

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