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Developers in takeover battle

Developers Michael and John O'Flynn will continue their legal battle in the High Court today against an alleged "improper" attempt by US investment giant Blackstone to take over Cork-based O'Flynn Construction Group.

The brothers are challenging the appointment last week of an interim examiner to their four key companies on the grounds they were insolvent.

Michael Cush, SC, for the O'Flynns, said the application on behalf of Carbon Finance Ltd was part of the US company's objective to gain control of the O'Flynn group.

Subaru's recall over airbags

Subaru is recalling an undetermined number of vehicles because of airbag problems that have affected much of the global motor industry.

The recall covers the 2003-2005 Baja, Legacy and Outback and the 2004-2005 Impreza, as well as the 2005 Saab 9-2X made by Subaru.

It only affects vehicles in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands.

Mandela's will
is challenged

Nelson Mandela's secondwife, Winnie, has launched a legal challenge to the will of the late anti-apartheid leader.

Madikizela-Mandela argued that her children should be in charge of Mandela's ancestral home at Qunu in the Eastern Cape, where he was buried last December.

Madikizela-Mandela, who was divorced from Mandela in 1996 after it emerged she had cheated on him during his 27 years in prison, said she bought the Qunu property in 1989 while Mandela was still behind bars.

Complaints on Jesus ad upheld

Christians have said they are "grateful" after their complaint against an advertisement by betting organisation Sporting Index was upheld by the industry watchdog.

The advert featured an image of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue showing Jesus with his arm around a bikini-clad woman, his hand just above her bottom, and a bottle of champagne in his left hand.

Britain's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it had received 25 complaints about the advert.