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Mum of two creates iPhone App for autistic children

A Wicklow-based mother of two children with autism, Lisa Domican, has developed a new iPhone app that she hopes will help children with autism better build their communications skills. The app, which has already been successfully trialled in the Saplings School in Rathfarnham for children with autism, is called “Grace” (named after Lisa’s daughter) and is based on the principle of picture exchange communication. It was developed by Lisa in conjunction with software developer Steve Troughton-Smith, and with the support of Telefonica O2 Ireland. “As the mother of two children with autism, I know it works, I’ve seen the positive impact it has had on my own children, and therefore…

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Valeo Foods agrees Jacob Fruitfield purchase

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Valeo Foods agrees Jacob Fruitfield purchase Valeo Foods has announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Jacob Fruitfield Food Group for an undisclosed amount. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. Set up 2010, Valeo is made up of a growing portfolio of Irish consumer brands, including Batchelors, Odlums, Shamrock, Sqeez, Roma, Erin, Amigo, Lustre and Picnic. The company also offers route-to-market services for several international consumer brands. Jacob Fruitfield includes Fruitfield Foods, which was bought from Nestl� in 2002, and Irish Biscuits, which was purchased from Groupe Danone in 2004. Among its consumer brands are Jacob’s biscuits (Fig Rolls, Kimberley, Mikado and Coconut Creams), Chef sauces, Fruitfield jams and marmalades and Silvermints and Scots…

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Joint Administrators of Quinn Insurance Suing PwC

Joint administrators of Quinn Insurance suing PwC

Joint administrators of Quinn Insurance suing PwC The joint administrators of Quinn Insurance Ltd are suing the firm’s former auditors PwC for €1bn over alleged negligent auditing. Michael McAteer and Paul McCann of Grant Thornton were appointed joint administrators to Quinn Insurance in March 2010. PwC Ireland has consented today to the application of the joint administrators of Quinn Insurance Ltd (under administration) to admit legal proceedings to the Commercial Court. “These proceedings are unjustified and devoid of merit,” PwC said in a statement. “The affidavit, accompanying the application, contains factual inaccuracies, misrepresentations of the facts and assertions with which we fundamentally disagree. “The circumstances behind the proceedings are complex and technical and involve many interrelated parties, including…

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Liberty Mutual preferred bidder for Quinn Insurance

Share receiver appointed over Quinn family shares

Liberty Mutual has been named the preferred bidder for Quinn Insurance Limited with good news for Irish staff as they are told no job losses are imminent. The administrators for Quinn announced this morning that the proposal of the preferred bidder is that a new insurance company will be established.

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JPMorgan in Record US $13bn Settlement

JPMorgan Chase is to pay a record US$13bn settlement after admitting that it made “serious misrepresentations” to the public about numerous residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) transactions. The US Justice Department said that as part of the settlement, JPMorgan acknowledges that it “regularly represented to RMBS investors that the mortgage loans in various securities complied with underwriting guidelines”.  It said that contrary to this, on a number of different occasions, JPMorgan employees knew that the loans in question did not comply with those guidelines and were not otherwise appropriate for securitization, but they allowed the loans to be securitized – and those securities to be sold – without disclosing this information…

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Sean Quinn again points finger at accountants

Sean Quinn again points finger at accountants

Following revelations that Quinn Insurance lost more than €700m in the year prior to it being placed into administration, former head of the insurer Sean Quinn is still insisting the blame lies with the accountants currently in charge. Quinn has claimed that the business had €1.1bn in liquid assets and €464m in property when Michael McAteer and Paul McCann were appointed as administrators.

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Vistakon Ireland creating 100 jobs in Limerick

Barry O'Leary, chief executive IDA, Minister Michael Noonan, Barry O'Sullivan, Vistakon Ireland plant manager and Minister Richard Bruton

Barry O’Leary, chief executive IDA, Minister Michael Noonan, Barry O’Sullivan, Vistakon Ireland plant manager and Minister Richard Bruton Contact lens manufacturer Vistakon Ireland is creating 100 new highly skilled jobs at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Co Limerick, where it is investing €100m in the expansion of its manufacturing operations. The investment, supported by IDA Ireland, will also lead to 200 temporary construction jobs over the next 18 months. Established in Limerick in 1996, Vistakon Ireland designs, manufactures and markets the Acuvue range of soft disposable contact lenses, the world’s number one brand. It is one of several Johnson & Johnson companies operating in Ireland, employing a total of…

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Marine Harvest Ireland agrees deal for €20m of fish to be processed in Connemara in 2015

Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) has contracted Cill Chiaráin Éisc Teoranta to process €20m of fish from its Kilkieran Bay site in Connemara next year. MHI currently employs 15 staff on the site, which it has been operating since October 2013. The agreement will see €20m worth of its ‘Irish Organic Salmon Co’ product processed by Cill Chiaráin Éisc Teoranta between March and July 2015. Around 85pc of the processed product will be exported to 15 countries worldwide. “Marine Harvest Ireland looks to work with local partners and suppliers where at all possible and we utilise in excess of 600 local suppliers across the country,” said Pat Connors, sales and processing…

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Dell wins data storage contract with Quintillion

Charles Gillanders, Quintillion and Liam Halpin, general manager, Dell Ireland

Dell wins data storage contract with QuintillionPictured: Charles Gillanders, Quintillion and Liam Halpin, general manager, Dell Ireland Dell has announced that it has been awarded a storage solution contract by hedge fund administration services provider Quintillion. Quintillion’s investment in Dell’s Compellent storage area network will allow multiple servers to be connected to a centralised pool of disk storage, allowing for improved system administration and easier data management. “Over the past six years Quintillion has continued to grow in size and stature,” said Charles Gillanders, Quintillion. “Throughout this time we have installed a number of new solutions based on our changing data needs but as the company grew so did our…

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