In brief: Christian radio wins regulatory approval
THE Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has signed a 10-year contract with United Christian Broadcasters Ireland. The station is a dedicated Christian radio service, broadcasting contemporary Christian music, interviews, educational and human interest stories.
Plane-hire firm Aergo opens Jo'burg wing
AERGO, the Dublin-based aircraft leasing company, has opened a new office in Johannesburg. The office will be run by Christo Kok, who was previously CEO of South African-based Safair Operations until its sale last year by Aergo.
Legal action begins against Mail group
THE National Consumer Agency has begun proceedings against Associated Newspapers (Ireland) after the controversial 'Sunday Tribune' wraparound used by the 'Irish Mail on Sunday'. The NCA said the action was due to breaches of the Consumer Protection Act 2007.
Court to rule on McInerney rescue
A HIGH Court judge will rule next Thursday on a rescue plan for the McInerney group of housebuilders. Under the plan, a US investor would pay €25m to the three banks -- Anglo Irish, Bank of Ireland and KBC to settle a combined debt to them of €110m. The banks have argued this would be unfairly prejudicial to their interests.
M&B names Simon Burke as chairman
SUPERQUINN chairman Simon Burke has been appointed non-executive chairman of UK pub group Mitchells & Butlers after the incumbent, John Lovering, stepped down. Tycoons John Magnier and JP McManus own nearly 18pc of the group.
Builders only got 'cursory supervision'
A LONDON judge has said the construction of residential properties in Ireland by three small firms was subject to only "cursory" supervision and builders were often left to "work out construction details for themselves".
The case was taken by Lloyd's clients suing a company called Campagna.