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# companies - Saturday 23 October, 2010

Portsmouth FC could be wound up by next week
# Portsmouth FC
From The42
# Portsmouth FC

Portsmouth FC could be wound up by next week

Oct 23rd 2010, 12:05 PM 83 Views 0 Comments

The club’s biggest creditor demands an upfront cash payment to approve a deal that would end its administration.

# companies - Friday 22 October, 2010

Laura Ashley staff strike on Grafton St
# Laura Ashley
# Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley staff strike on Grafton St

Oct 22nd 2010, 8:18 PM 778 Views 0 Comments

Staff object to receiving statutory redundancy as the store closes.

# companies - Thursday 21 October, 2010

Toyota recalls another 1.5m cars
# Toyota
# Toyota

Toyota recalls another 1.5m cars

Oct 21st 2010, 3:15 PM 159 Views 0 Comments

Brake fuel leak and fuel pump concerns behind latest batch of recalls.

# companies - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Jobs cut at IBM
# Jobs
# Jobs

Jobs cut at IBM

Oct 20th 2010, 6:09 PM 82 Views 0 Comments

# companies - Tuesday 19 October, 2010

Still the Real Thing: Coca-Cola profits up over 8%
# Coca-Cola
# Coca-Cola

Still the Real Thing: Coca-Cola profits up over 8%

Oct 19th 2010, 4:32 PM 171 Views 0 Comments

Coca-Cola’s profit for the third quarter of the year grew, as the company finds new customers in Russia and China.

Microsoft shocked as Ray Ozzie walks out
# Microsoft
# Microsoft

Microsoft shocked as Ray Ozzie walks out

Oct 19th 2010, 12:41 PM 212 Views 0 Comments

The company’s Chief Software Architect – the man Bill Gates picked to replace himself – leaves and won’t be replaced.

European Commission begins investigation into EBS plan
# EBS
# EBS

European Commission begins investigation into EBS plan

Oct 19th 2010, 11:31 AM 274 Views 0 Comments

The European Commission begins its probe into the plans of the state-owned building society, which is up for sale.

# companies - Monday 18 October, 2010

Ulster Bank's Fingleton case adjourned for two weeks
# Michael Fingleton
# Michael Fingleton

Ulster Bank's Fingleton case adjourned for two weeks

Oct 18th 2010, 3:47 PM 97 Views 0 Comments

Healthcare company to create 250 jobs in Ballina
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Healthcare company to create 250 jobs in Ballina

Oct 18th 2010, 3:03 PM 1,013 Views 0 Comments

Healthcare product manufacturer Hollister will invest €65m in a major expansion at its Co Mayo facility.

Big Mac Index predicts a 30 per cent fall in the euro
# Business Insider
# Business Insider

Big Mac Index predicts a 30 per cent fall in the euro

Oct 18th 2010, 10:11 AM 644 Views 1 Comment

Oops. As the international currency bunfight gets underway, the Big Mac Index suggests the euro is overvalued by almost a third.

# companies - Saturday 16 October, 2010

Hicks claims he was "swindled" in NESV sale
# LFC
# LFC

Hicks claims he was "swindled" in NESV sale

Oct 16th 2010, 2:34 PM 213 Views 0 Comments

Former Liverpool owner claims “conspiracy” prevented him from repaying debts to RBS.

# companies - Friday 15 October, 2010

Google shares skyrocket on back of massive revenue jump
# Online Advertising
# Online Advertising

Google shares skyrocket on back of massive revenue jump

Oct 15th 2010, 3:56 PM 250 Views 0 Comments

Shares jump by almost 10% after the company announces a 32% increase in profits for the third quarter.

# companies - Wednesday 13 October, 2010

Aer Lingus staff to strike if work-to-rule rejected
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Aer Lingus staff to strike if work-to-rule rejected

Oct 13th 2010, 8:55 AM 169 Views 0 Comments

If management try to discipline staff for going on work-to-rule, Aer Lingus staff say they’ll go on all-out strike.

# companies - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

Examiner appointed to top construction firm
# Construction
# Construction

Examiner appointed to top construction firm

Oct 12th 2010, 5:19 PM 213 Views 0 Comments

Building giant Pierse Construction applied for examinership at the High Court today after suffering €30m in bad debts.

Quinn administrations refuse to name takeover bidders
# Quinn Insurance
# Quinn Insurance

Quinn administrations refuse to name takeover bidders

Oct 12th 2010, 2:28 PM 223 Views 0 Comments

Quinn Insurance’s administrators say they will not publish a shortlist of interest bidders because it could effect the sale.

Gap ditches logo redesign after online backlash
# GAP
From The Daily Edge
# GAP

Gap ditches logo redesign after online backlash

Oct 12th 2010, 12:26 PM 190 Views 0 Comments

The clothes retailer abandons plans to rebrand after Facebook and Twitter are stormed with negative feedback.

# companies - Monday 11 October, 2010

New jobs announced by software firm
# Jobs
# Jobs

New jobs announced by software firm

Oct 11th 2010, 3:46 PM 56 Views 0 Comments

Liverpool ownership hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning From The42

Liverpool ownership hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning

Oct 11th 2010, 3:17 PM 149 Views 0 Comments

‘Royal Bank of Scotland PLC v Hicks & others’, to be heard tomorrow, will decide whether the club will be sold.

# companies - Friday 8 October, 2010

Film studio MGM proposes bankruptcy to write off $4bn debt
# Hollywood
From The Daily Edge
# Hollywood

Film studio MGM proposes bankruptcy to write off $4bn debt

Oct 8th 2010, 4:22 PM 1,108 Views 0 Comments

The studio wants to give its lenders a 95% stake in the studio – in a deal that will secure The Hobbit and James Bond.

Manchester United report losses of £83m
# Manchester United
From The42
# Manchester United

Manchester United report losses of £83m

Oct 8th 2010, 2:21 PM 97 Views 0 Comments

The club have made record operating profits but their overall losses have risen above £80m

# companies - Thursday 7 October, 2010

Aer Lingus staff may have to refund money to Revenue
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus staff may have to refund money to Revenue

Oct 7th 2010, 9:21 AM 556 Views 0 Comments

The Revenue Commissioners have questioned a scheme which saw workers leave on redundancy packages only to be rehired weeks later – albeit on lower wages.

# companies - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

AIB begins selling off M&T shares
# Allied Irish Banks
# Allied Irish Banks

AIB begins selling off M&T shares

Oct 6th 2010, 4:03 PM 113 Views 0 Comments

The Irish bank sells off its shares in its American subsidiary in an attempt to boost capital reserves.

Football's rich list- Sheikh Mansour back on top
# Wealth
# Wealth

Football's rich list- Sheikh Mansour back on top

Oct 6th 2010, 10:46 AM 758 Views 0 Comments

Manchester City owner is the richest person in British football.

# companies - Tuesday 5 October, 2010

Microsoft to enter tablet race before Christmas
# Microsoft
# Microsoft

Microsoft to enter tablet race before Christmas

Oct 5th 2010, 4:04 PM 193 Views 0 Comments

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer says there’ll be tablets running Windows on sale by the end of 2010.

# companies - Tuesday 28 September, 2010

Liverpool fans' group gears up for takeover bid
# Spirit Of Shankly
From The42
# Spirit Of Shankly

Liverpool fans' group gears up for takeover bid

Sep 28th 2010, 10:11 AM 87 Views 0 Comments

The Spirit of Shankly sets up a credit union to allow supporters save up for a mutual investment in the club.

# companies - Monday 27 September, 2010

AIB's American sell-off talks break down - report
# AIB
# AIB

AIB's American sell-off talks break down - report

Sep 27th 2010, 5:39 PM 153 Views 0 Comments

AIB’s hopes of raising €7.4bn in capital before the end of the year hit a snag as American takeover talks stall.

# companies - Thursday 23 September, 2010

Bill Gates back at the top of America's Richest list
# Forbes
# Forbes

Bill Gates back at the top of America's Richest list

Sep 23rd 2010, 9:58 AM 100 Views 0 Comments

Microsoft’s founder is the worth more than the Anglo bailout.

# companies - Tuesday 21 September, 2010

EBS loses €250m in first half, but modest operating profit
# EBS
# EBS

EBS loses €250m in first half, but modest operating profit

Sep 21st 2010, 12:38 PM 139 Views 0 Comments

The nationalised building society made €25.6m and only incurred losses because of impaired loans and NAMA transfers.

Yoga guru could be ousted from oil board over dividend row
# Tony Quinn
# Tony Quinn

Yoga guru could be ousted from oil board over dividend row

Sep 21st 2010, 9:56 AM 769 Views 0 Comments

Health guru Tony Quinn could be overthrown as a director of a company drilling for oil in Belize because it isn’t paying dividends.

# companies - Monday 20 September, 2010

Apple's Jobs to journalism student: 'Your grades aren't our problem'
# Steve Jobs
# Steve Jobs

Apple's Jobs to journalism student: 'Your grades aren't our problem'

Sep 20th 2010, 9:53 AM 582 Views 0 Comments

After a six-email exchange, the CEO tells a 22-year-old asking for media help: “Please leave us alone.”

# companies - Friday 17 September, 2010

Moody's downgrade rating of Anglo Irish bonds
# Moody's
# Moody's

Moody's downgrade rating of Anglo Irish bonds

Sep 17th 2010, 4:09 PM 381 Views 0 Comments

The ratings agency cites concerns over the liquidity of Anglo’s commercial assets for downgrading from AAA to AA2.

New jobs news
# Jobs
# Jobs

New jobs news

Sep 17th 2010, 2:29 PM 204 Views 0 Comments

# companies - Thursday 16 September, 2010

Department of Finance writes to FT over 'Lazarus' article
# Anglo
# Anglo

Department of Finance writes to FT over 'Lazarus' article

Sep 16th 2010, 11:12 AM 449 Views 0 Comments

A press officer insists that the FT got its facts wrong about deposits in Irish banks and misled over Anglo.

# companies - Tuesday 14 September, 2010

Nokia unveils new handsets as smartphone war continues
# Nokia
# Nokia

Nokia unveils new handsets as smartphone war continues

Sep 14th 2010, 3:10 PM 289 Views 0 Comments

The Finnish manufacturer ‘shifts into high gear’ to fight back against growing dominance from Apple and Blackberry.

# companies - Monday 13 September, 2010

Facebook surpasses Google for proportion of users' time
# Time-Wasting
# Time-Wasting

Facebook surpasses Google for proportion of users' time

Sep 13th 2010, 12:18 PM 443 Views 0 Comments

Users now spend more time on the networking site than they do searching. Maybe Google Instant wasn’t a great idea…

# companies - Sunday 12 September, 2010

EU set to call for Irish Nationwide wind-down
# Another Split?
# Another Split?

EU set to call for Irish Nationwide wind-down

Sep 12th 2010, 11:38 AM 662 Views 0 Comments

Just as with Anglo, Brussels could veto the building society’s plans to reinvent itself and call for its ultimate closure.

# companies - Wednesday 8 September, 2010

Ryanair cuts 21% of flights to Shannon airport
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair cuts 21% of flights to Shannon airport

Sep 8th 2010, 4:45 PM 286 Views 0 Comments

The budget airline blames the government’s 10% travel tax for disincentivising travel to the Co Clare airport.

Ryanair to axe more services at Shannon
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair to axe more services at Shannon

Sep 8th 2010, 9:28 AM 268 Views 0 Comments

…Just after Aer Lingus announces cuts in winter flights at the airport.

# companies - Tuesday 7 September, 2010

22 redundancies announced in Mayo
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

22 redundancies announced in Mayo

Sep 7th 2010, 4:36 PM 267 Views 0 Comments

Fish-feed company Skretting says that production in Ireland is not longer economically viable.

Is Bob Diamond the best CEO name ever?
# 10 Of The Best
# 10 Of The Best

Is Bob Diamond the best CEO name ever?

Sep 7th 2010, 4:02 PM 561 Views 0 Comments

Barclays has named its new CEO – and what a name it is. Read on for our pick of the most epic CEO titles of all time…