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In brief: Stokes licences go to receiver

The pub, dance, music and singing licences attached to Residence club have been transferred to Mr Jim Stafford, the receiver appointed by Zurich Bank to holding company Missford Ltd.

Barrister Dorothy Collins yesterday told District Court Judge John O'Neill that the private members club, formerly owned by brothers Simon and Christian Stokes, would continue to be run under the club's existing manager, Mr Kevin Hurley.

She said the gardai and Treasury Holdings, owners of the St Stephen's Green property which houses Residence, had no objections to the transfers.



100 new jobs at games firm

A leading Japanese computer games company is to create more than 100 jobs in Dublin, it was revealed today.

Gala said it was expanding its operations in Dublin's Digital Hub to match the growth of the European online games market.



Mansion Jacko rented is sold

The Las Vegas mansion that Michael Jackson rented in 2008 has sold for $3.1m (€2.2m).

Carolyn Mullany of Coldwell Banker Premier Realty said that a California couple bought the 16,461 square-feet home on a gated, one-acre parcel.

She would not identify the buyers. She said the previous owner turned the property over to a bank before foreclosure and the sale closed on Tuesday.


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