Averil Power: her interview on Moncrieff provided a rare glimpse of a politician throwing off the pressures and hypocrisies of party loyalties. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Giant Inflatable Beach Ball Sometimes you’ll find a solar-powered gizmo here to sterilise water or the latest in pocket-sized bicycles. This we(...)

Cybersecurity firm Titan IC Systems also won financial support from existing investor QUBIS,  the Queen’s University Belfast’s start-up company

Ventures, which backs early-stage technology businesses and university spin-outs, while Co-Fund NI is a £28(...)

Data centre: Data centre providers are merging as consumers and companies use more of their services to store information remotely and access it on mobile phones, tablets and computers. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Circle Oil , the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, has appointed Mitchell Robert Flegg as chief executive officer and a director.

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Intel is said to be close to a deal to buy smaller chip maker Altera for about $15 billion. Photo: Reuters

Altera could not be reached immediately for comments outside regular business hours. Reuters(...)

Tom Geraghty, Mercer Ireland chief executive: “If you look at one of the frustrations I have had since coming into the CEO position, it is that we are still known as a pensions firm.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

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Facing down differences: employers with diverse teams believe it gives them a competitive edge. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Ciaran and Michael Crean at the opening of MicksGarage.com headquarters in Park West, Dublin.  Their business began life in a bedroom in 2004. Now it’s an €11 million turnover company employing 48 people. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

(...) retailer MicksGarage.com Their business began life in a bedroom in 2004. Now it’s an €11 million turnover(...)

In Dublin, Aer Lingus ended the day at €2.44, a rise of 0.37 per cent. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

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