Brian Mulroney leaves INM board
BRIAN Mulroney has resigned as a director Independent News and Media.Mr Mulroney was the Prime Minister of Canada from September 1984 to June 1993. He was a director of several leading international companies and was appointed to the board of Independent News and Media in 2004. His resignation takes effect immediately.
Town prices cheaper than cities survey value
BETTER value Christmas shopping can be found in small and medium-sized towns than in cities, a Chamber of Commerce survey has found. The survey compared prices in a typical small town, Athenry, Co Galway, with city price levels for a range of goods and services. The results indicate that where there were price differences, town prices were lower than city for 65pc of the items surveyed.
O2 venue brings in prize for Telefonica
TELEFONICA Ireland, which operates the O2 brand, has won the European Sponsorship Association's (ESA) Business to Consumer award 2011, for its sponsorship of the O2 venue in Dublin. The ESA judging panel said: "The team clearly took the sponsorship to another level... balancing O2's interests with those of music lovers."
UK growth stagnant in spite of spending
GROWTH in the UK economy between July and September was left unchanged in revised figures yesterday, despite the strongest performance for household spending in over a year. Gross domestic product grew at 0.5pc in the third quarter, according to the second estimate from the Office for National Statistics, compared to 0.1pc in the previous three months.
December 12 date set for RBS report
BRITAIN has set December 12 as the provisional date for its keenly-anticipated report into the near-collapse of RBS in 2008 -- averted only by a £45bn taxpayer bailout. The report is expected to show major regulatory failings and criticise the bank's top team including Fred Goodwin.