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BAI welcomes new members

The fully approved Broadcasting Authority of Ireland board is expected to meet today.

The board are holding its first monthly meeting with four new members after government approval.

Larry Bass of Screentime ShinAwil; Michael Moriarty, general secretary of the Irish Vocational Educational Authority; Colum Kenny, professor of communications and journalism in DCU; and producer Siobhan Ni Ghadhra are all listed on the board.



European PR award for FH

An extensive survey carried out of public relations industries has named Fleishman-Hillard as the European PR Consultancy of the Year.

The group, which employs 2,200 staff, has 13 offices throughout Europe and more than 80 throughout the world.

"In the last five years, the company has shown stellar growth in every possible aspect of our profession," said Dubliner John Saunders, FH president of Continental Europe and Ireland.



Tesco to offer photo printing

Retail giant Tesco is preparing to roll out HP dry laboratory technology across 140 of its Extra stores from April.

The move means that Tesco customers will be available to access HP photo technology in-store and print photographs in a variety of sizes.

In addition, customers will be able to print in-store gifts such as posters, photo books and calendars.

The HP ML1000D, is one of the fastest dry minilab printers on the market today the company said.



EMI drop plans to sell studios

EMI have pulled back from plans to sell the iconic Abbey Road Studios after a public outcry.

The studio where the Beatles recorded their last album was put on the market last week in an attempt to reduce EMI's huge debt burden.

The National Trust charity said that it was considering making an offer for the record company's studio but EMI said that it was no longer for sale.


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