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# Staff Sit-in
HMV staff in Limerick stage sit-in over wages
The staff are currently in negotiations with representatives from Deloitte Ireland, the company which was earlier named as the receiver to HMV Ireland.
# need to know
The Evening Fix… now with added ice hockey humiliation
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Deloitte appointed as receiver to HMV Ireland, stores remain closed
The move had been expected and puts the company’s 16 stories in Ireland and around 300 jobs in serious doubt.
HMV's Irish stores closed as NCA says they should honour vouchers
The National Consumer Agency has said that it has now clarified that the music retailer’s Irish operation is not in administration and should therefore honour gift vouchers.
# need to know
The Evening Fix… now with added Fresh Prince of Bel-Air translations
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
HMV's Irish staff told not to honour vouchers, NCA: decision is 'disappointing'
Bad news for consumers with HMV gift vouchers but it could be possible to get your money back if you bought the vouchers with your credit or debit card.
# hmv memories
People love HMV... here's why
Working, listening, hanging out, buying… HMV memories are everywhere today.
Around 300 Irish jobs at risk as HMV expected to enter administration
Administrators from Deloitte in the UK are expected to keep the music retailer’s stores open but its future is uncertain.
# Jobs
HMV holds crisis talks in bid to avoid going into administration
The music chain has a number of shops in Ireland and the UK and employs approximately 4,000 people.
# problems
HMV warns that it may not comply with banking agreements
The statement comes after a “difficult” half-year of trading.
# five for fifty
Ho ho hum? Olly Murs, One Direction and Mrs Brown's Boys on top for Christmas
Look at HMV’s bestseller predictions for Christmas. One Direction calendar anyone?
# Jobswatch
HMV to create 210 Christmas jobs
Most of the positions will last until January 2013 but there are possibilities for longer-term employment.
HMV clarifies new tattoo and piercings rules
It had been suggested that the company had banned tattoos, piercings and long hair – but the company denies this is true.
# Fix Factor
HMV denies X Factor fix after posting Amelia Lily's 'winner's single'
The music chain denies being part of an X Factor fix after allowing pre-orders for the winner’s single – days before they’re crowned.
Banks and UK taxpayer take stakes in HMV as part of rescue package
The British-owned entertainment chain secures a €250m lifeline to stay alive, but the deal comes at a cost.
# Social Media
Tesco, Ryanair and UPC come bottom of the social networking table
A new study has found that some big brands have no social media features on their eCommerce sites at all, while others, like HMV, Amazon and Irish site Elverys are making the most of the likes of Facebook and Twitter.
Shares in HMV dive after profit warning
The music and games seller says it won’t meet all the conditions of its loan and overdrafts facility with its bank this financial year.
# Jobswatch
Jobs to go at Britvic and HMV
The drinks group and record chain will seek job cuts in Ireland: the former reviewing its trade, the latter hit by downloads.
# Apple
HMV to take on Apple
Should Steve Jobs be worried?