Updated: 01/12/14 : 05:39:56
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195 redundancies sought by Certus

Irish specialist loan-servicing group Certus, who had offices in Sligo, is seeking 195 redundancies from its near 600-strong workforce in a bid to reshape the business following a reduction in client work.Staff were informed of the move last week, and it is understood Certus will seek to implement the job cuts on a voluntary basis next year.It also intends to close its offices in Belfast, Cork and Limerick next year, leaving it [...]  Read More...

Updated: 17/11/14 : 09:35:54
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World first Medical Stitching Programme for St Angelas

A training course in specialised stitching, developed by The Home Economics Department at St Angela’s College, Sligo was central to the decision of German Biomedical Company Jenavalve announcing plans to commence manufacturing in Sligo. An innovative collaboration between the IDA, Department of Social Protection and the Home Economics Department at St Angela’s resulted in the cutting-edge company’s decision to base its specialist [...]  Read More...

Updated: 09/12/14 : 08:34:15
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Bord na Mona union anger over AES sale

The Bord Na Mona Group of Unions has requested an urgent meeting with management to discuss a reported plan to sell its subsidiary waste collection company, AES, which was disclosed in a newspaper report on Sunday.SIPTU Organiser and Bord Na Mona Group of Unions Secretary, John Regan, said: "Union members in AES and the wider Bord Na Mona group are angered by the reported plan to sell this publicly owned waste collection company. The [...]  Read More...

Updated: 09/12/14 : 08:31:26
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Ireland tops house price growth table

Ireland had the fastest growing residential property prices in the world in the third quarter of this year, according to Knight Frank's global house price performance table.It said that Irish home prices rise by 15pc compared to the same period a year earlier, beating Turkey in second place, Dubai in third, the UK in fourth place and Estonia fifth."Ireland now tops our rankings, having languished at the foot of the table for most [...]  Read More...

Updated: 09/12/14 : 08:32:42
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No cash for junior bondholders

Anglo Irish Bank's bondholders will not be paid after the IBRC is liquidated, the Taoiseach said this afternoon."Fianna Fail put the taxpayers first in line to suffer from the bank guarantee". "This Government put taxpayers first in line to benefit. I do not see any circumstances, any circumstances in which junior bondholders will be paid out of the liquidation of IBRC," Enda Kenny said.Earlier, Labour leader Joan Burton and [...]  Read More...