Updated: 14/04/14 : 15:13:03
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Ethicon announces 270 jobs in Limerick

Ethicon Biosurgery Ireland has announced the creation of around 270 jobs in Limerick over the next five years.Part of the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies, Ethicon Biosurgery is planning an E80m manufacturing facility development at the National Technology Park at Plassey, Limerick.The 60,000 square foot facility is expected to be completed by next year and an additional 150 temporary jobs will be created during [...]  Read More...

Updated: 14/04/14 : 15:14:16
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GAA-Sky deal before Oireachtas committee

GAA President Liam O'Neill and Director General Paraic Duffy are due before the Oireachtas Communications Committee tomorrow over the organisation's new broadcasting deal with Sky Sports.Under the new broadcasting deal, Sky Sports have been granted exclusive rights to 14 GAA football and hurling championship games for the next three years.Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications John O'Mahony TD [...]  Read More...

Updated: 14/04/14 : 15:15:21
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'Stability' focus at Finance Committee

The forthcoming Stability Programme Update will be the focus of the Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform when it meets with the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan tomorrow.Committee Chairman Ciaran Lynch said: "The Update of Ireland's Stability Programme should take account of the last Budget and other Government initiatives, along with the EU/IMF Programme of Financial Support and include an update of the economic and [...]  Read More...

Updated: 14/04/14 : 15:16:40
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Aldi hits record Irish market share

Aldi and Lidl continue to record strong sales growth in Ireland, according to the latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel.Figures for the 12 weeks ending 30 March show Aldi recorded a 21.9pc sales growth rate for the period, while Lidl's sales rose 11.1pc.Kantar Worldpanel Commercial Director David Berry said: "Aldi has maintained a growth rate of over 20pc throughout 2014. This has boosted its market share from [...]  Read More...