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Security guard firm struggles

A FIRM which supplies security guards for Lidl supermarkets is in financial difficulties.

A provisional liquidator for Gold Force Ltd has been appointed by the High Court.

The firm, based on Naas Road, Dublin, also provides guards for Smyths toy stores and some Bank of Ireland branches.

It owes €679,000 to the Revenue Commissioners, who have threatened to bring court proceedings if it does not pay up. Another security firm, Manguard Plus, may take over Gold Force, the court heard.

Malaysia expels terror suspects

Malaysia is to extradite nine terror suspects to their home countries.

The nine were detained last month because they were allegedly linked to an international terrorist network and posed a security threat.

Activists have said four of the detained men are from Syria, two from Nigeria and one each from Yemen and Jordan.

Springsteen fans get refund

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN fans are to get a refund on inflated concert tickets sold by a broker.

His US gigs appeared to sell out instantly and fans were diverted to Ticketmaster's TicketsNow.com subsidiary to buy higher-priced tickets. The refunds could run to hundreds of thousands of dollars.