Airlines add routes to franchise contract
Aer Arann and Aer Lingus have confirmed a further cementing of their regional franchise agreement.
Aer Arann will operate services between Aberdeen and Dublin and Bristol and Dublin under the Aer Lingus brand from next March, bringing the number of routes under the agreement to 15.
NCT firm generates €44m in profits
The company that operated the Government's National Car Test (NCT) programme generated pre-tax profits of €44m on revenues of €295m over the past 10 years. Accounts filed with the Companies Registration Office show the Swiss-owned Vicuna Ltd (formerly National Car Testing Service Ltd) secured pre-tax profits of €8.7m in the year to the end of December 2009.
Ireland gets on line with EU average
Figures released yesterday from the EU show that Ireland falls broadly in line with EU averages on broadband connections. Just 13pc of homes in Ireland had a broadband connection in 2006, well below the EU average of 30pc. This has risen to 58pc in 2010, close to this year's EU average of 61pc.
Quinn pullout from UK 'simply wrong'
Brewer secures first export agreement
Clanconnel Brewing Company has won its first export business with help from Invest Northern Ireland. The artisan brewery has agreed a distribution deal with CWI Drinks in Dublin which has led to its beer and stout brands being solds in cities including Dublin, Cork and Galway.