RETAIL Ireland, the IBEC group that represents the retail sector, welcomed the news that the planned protest by loyalists in Dublin city centre will not proceed.
Retail Ireland chairman Frank Gleeson said: "Dubliners can be assured that this Saturday they can safely go into the city centre and avail of the great bargains available to them."
Cameron's plan 'could hurt UK'
In a letter published yesterday in the ' Financial Times', businessmen including Richard Branson and London Stock Exchange head Chris Gibson-Smith challenged Mr Cameron's plan to renegotiate the UK's membership terms of the EU.
TAB 2013 guide to money is out
THE 2013 edition of the best-selling 'TAB Guide to Money, Pensions and Tax' has been published, and has full details of the changes to tax, social welfare and pensions in the recent Budget.
The TAB Guide has been a bestseller since it was first published in 1987 and retails for €9.99.
Soaps are the firm festive favourite
SOAPS were firm Christmas Day favourites among Irish households in 2012, according to the latest viewing figures from UPC.
'Eastenders', 'Coronation Street', ' Emmerdale' and 'Fair City' were the most viewed programmes on Christmas and New Year's Day on UPC's On Demand service.
AIB seed capital fund boosts jobs
INVESTMENTS were made in 13 new start-ups and early-stage companies last year by the AIB Seed Capital Fund.
A spokeswoman said the number of jobs now created by the fund, together with employment growth in the existing portfolio companies, now stands at 500.
Oil price is down as US supplies rise
THE price of oil slipped to around $93 (€71.31) a barrel yesterday as a report of rising US crude supplies outweighed a forecast for higher demand from aluminium giant Alcoa.
The American Petroleum Institute trade group said that US crude supplies grew by 2.4 million barrels last week.