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Aldi Co-Founder Theo Albrecht Dies Aged 88

Theodor Paul Albrecht (28 March 1922 – 24 July 2010)

Theo Albrecht, the joint founder of the popular budget supermarket giant Aldi, last seen in public after his release from kidnap 39 years ago, has died aged 88. The company said he died on Saturday in his home city of Essen, but gave no […]

EU Grant Aid Decision Could Help Boost Employment

Ireland's Mid West Region

A significant investment boost for the Mid West Region comes on foot of a decision by the European Commission to allow grant aid to help boost employment. Such aid had been phased out two years ago.

This revised European Commission decision on Regional Investment rules could help create employment opportunities […]

Infrastructure Investment – And The Award Goes To Dublin

Taoiseach Brian Cowen has stated, with not so much as a blush, that the Government’s revised €39bn Capital Investment Programme will lead to 270,000 jobs being provided between now and 2016. However, overall spending on infrastructure is being cut by up to 40%, when compared to the 2007 National Development Plan.

Announcing his plan, the […]

Drilling Targets Identified South Of Lisheen Mine

Connemara Mining plc, a company presently exploring successfully for zinc in Stonepark, Co Limerick, is considering adding a number of additional drilling rig targets close to the Lisheen zinc mine near Moyne, Co.Tipperary, the Companies chairman, Mr John Teeling told shareholders in Dublin yesterday.

The company owns three blocks near the village of Moyne, near […]

Albanian Organised Crime Gang Member Questioned In Thurles

Ten Albanian men have been arrested as suspects involved in organised crime gangs, and stand accused of having committed crimes of large scale burglary in counties Carlow, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford.

The men, all aged 30-44, were detained following intelligence led operations across Munster and southerns Leinster.

It is understood that […]