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Ex-director of company that ran Clerys pleads guilty

A former director of the company that ran Clerys department store prior to its controversial liquidation in 2015 has pleaded guilty to a criminal offence under employment law. Brendan Cooney with an address at Weirview Drive, Stillorgan, Co Dublin was a director of OCS Operations Ltd – the company that ran the …

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Notebook: Notre Dame defensive coordinator leaves for Texas A&M

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko, who was a significant factor in the Fighting Irish’s improvement this season, is leaving to take the same position at Texas A&M under new coach Jimbo Fisher. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly made the announcement Thursday via Twitter. Kelly hired Elko a year ago …

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Dept says fuel allowance payment issues are resolved

The Department of Social Protection has said a technical issue that led to the delay in payment of the winter fuel allowance has been resolved. In a statement, the department confirmed that delayed payments will be paid electronically by next Monday. The payment will also be available for collection in …

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Europe’s sprawling new financial law enters into force

AFTER years of rule-drafting, industry lobbying and plenty of last-minute wrangling, Europe’s massive new financial regulation, MiFID 2, was rolled out on January 3rd. Firms had spent months dreading (in some cases) or eagerly awaiting (in others) the “day of the MiFID” when the law’s new reporting requirements would enter …

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North Korea accepts Olympics talks offer, says South

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A South Korean soldier uses a mobile phone beside an advert for the Games in Seoul North Korea has accepted an offer to attend high-level talks next week, South Korean officials have said. The meeting, on 9 January, will focus on finding a way …

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