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Budweiser world's top beer brand

Manchester United players John O’Shea and Dimitar Berbatov fronting for Budweiser Budweiser has overtaken its major rival Heineken with a 27 per cent jump in brand value and a four place climb in the Brand Finance Global 500 league of world brands. Budweiser is now ranked 15th overall among the world’s top 500 brands with […]

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O2 drops fees for stranded tourists

Telefónica O2 Ireland is waiving charges for standard text messages for customers stranded abroad because of the ongoing volcano situation. O2 subscribers will not be charged for texts from midnight tonight to midnight on Friday to help those unable to return to the country due to flight restrictions. The free SMS offer is available to […]

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Bord Bia urges graduates to apply for fellowships

Aidan Cotter, chief executive, Bord Bia and Anne Hogan, C&C brand manager for Bulmer’s Pear Cider, at the Bord Bia food and drink industry awards. The second year of UCD fellowships is now open to 25 graduates. Bord Bia and the UCD Smurfit School are offering 25 graduates with at least two years work experience […]

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Jedward signs Universal deal

X Factor twins Jedward haves signed up to Universal after a brief relationship with Sony. Manager Louis Walsh has agreed a new contract for the 18-year-old twins John and Edward Grimes from Lucan, Co Dublin. Jedward concerts in Dublin and Belfast have sold out. Their debut single, a remake of the Queen hit Under Pressure, was […]

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Irish singer gives London a greening

Boyzone’s Mikey Graham turned out to see the London Eye going green for St Patrick’s Day, part of Tourism Ireland’s biggest ever marketing push to showcase Ireland around the world. Graham talked to 19 radio stations across the UK about the importance of St Patrick’s Day and what he does on the day.  He also gave […]

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Mattel launches Mad Men dolls

Shapely doll: Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway in Mad Men Mattel, the world renowned toy maker, is marketing a Barbie collection of dolls based on the characters of Matt Weiner’s award-winning drama, Mad Men. The latest series about lives on New York’s Madison Avenue in the early Sixties is now showing on RTE 1 Television […]

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Kerry Foods top Irish brand

Kerry Foods Denny’s ‘Home’ campaign created by DDFH&B Group Kerry Foods is Ireland’s most valuable brand ahead of Guinness and Ryanair, a survey of the world’s leading 500 brands as published in the Brand Finance Global 500 index shows. Kerry was ranked 414th, up from its previous 482nd place. US retail giant Walmart ended up […]

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Food blogger joins Unilever for healthy lessons

Blogger Donal Skehan and Aoife McGuigan, Unilever Food Solutions, at the launch of the good mood food campaign Food blogger Donal Skehan has joined up with Unilever Food Solutions to bring what he describes as “the power of good mood food” to students in secondary schools and IT colleges across Ireland. To take part, teachers […]

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NCH reports record attendances

World famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang performs at the NCH in February. The New York Times described him as “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” The National Concert Hall reported attendances of 342,568 for 2009, up by 5,048  on 2008,  a new record for the Earlsfort Terrace venue. Average percentage capacities for last […]

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Mr Tayto too much for bankers

Mr Tayto’s autobiography The Man Inside the Jacket was the bestselling book in Ireland last week over all categories, beating The Bankers by Sunday Independent business editor Shane Ross by over 1,100 copies. Released in October,  Mr Tayto’s book sold 3,199 copies up to last weekend which made it the bestseller across all categories, ahead of The […]

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Satirical troopers present Christmas CD

The six satirists behind The Emergency show, who are well known to Newstalk listeners, have launched a Christmas CD called ‘Use Democracy Sensibly’ with six tracks featuring new material and some ‘greatest hits’. The line-up of sketches include ‘The Emergency’s Christmas Carol’ and ‘A TD’s Christmas Song’. The bonus tracks include ‘Vincent Browne and the […]

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Mastercard backs new debit card

Santa’s model helpers Georgia Salpa and Nadia Forde pose with the new Utilize card Mastercard is involved in the launch of a new debit card which consumers are urged to use to settle regular bills, from mobile phone and electricity charges to car tax and TV licence payments. Users can top up the Utilize card […]

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Drive to buy Irish books this Christmas

A marketing push to encourage consumers buy Irish language book this Christmas has been launched by Foras na Gaeilge, the Irish language promotional body. The campaign includes radio competitions on Today FM, Newstalk, Raidió na Life, Raidió Fáilte and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Prizes include a library of Irish language books for a local school. […]

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