Seán Quinn’s son and nephew sentenced to three months in jail

Sean Quinn again points finger at accountants

Seán Quinn’s son and nephew sentence to three months in jail Pictured: Seán Quinn snr The son and nephew of businessman Seán Quinn have been sentenced to three months in prison for contempt of court. Justice Elizabeth Dunne made orders today to jail Seán Quinn jnr and Peter Darragh Quinn for trying to hide assets from the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), which was formerly Anglo Irish Bank. The judge said Sean Quinn snr was not being jailed so he would have time to comply with the court orders and to reverse asset stripping measures. Earlier today, a warrant was issued for Peter Darragh Quinn’s arrest when he failed to attend court this morning for sentencing. The judge…

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Cork BPO company Southwestern bought by Capita for €35m

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UK business services outsourcing group Capita plc has bought Cork-headquartered SouthWestern Business Process Services Ltd from private equity group Ion Equity for €35m. SouthWestern provides customer relationship management, financial shared services, data processing and inspectorate services to private and public sector organisations from offices in Ireland, the UK and Poland. Its clients include the Department of Agriculture Food and Marine, Bord Gáis, the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Bord Bia , Eircom and Failte Ireland. It employs around 1,000 employees, primarily based across three sites in Co Cork, and one in Lodz, Poland, together with smaller operations in Dublin and Milton Keynes. The company is forecasting an operating profit…

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Jacob Fruitfield Hires Ogilvy & Mather To Create Ad Campaigns

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One of the most trusted leaders in advertising, Ogilvy & Mather has been appointed as agency partner to the Jacob Fruitfield Food Group with effect from January 2010. The agency will be responsible for creating new advertising campaigns for brands such as Jacob’s Cream Crackers, Kimberly, Mikado and Coconut Creams.  It will also work on Jacob Fruitfield’s other brands, including Chef and Fruitfield. “We relish the exciting prospect of developing the truly iconic campaigns that these well loved Irish brands deserve,” said Gervaise Slowey, managing director, Ogilvy & Mather. According to Jacob Fruitfield, the company plans to invest heavily in building its top brands in 2010, “Advertising has always played a key role…

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Share receiver appointed over Quinn family shares

Share receiver appointed over Quinn family shares

Share receiver appointed over Quinn family shares Anglo Irish Bank, which will remain a minority shareholder in Quinn Group, has appointed a share receiver over the Quinn family’s shares in the group. The share received has already appointed a number of non-executive directors to the board of directors of Quinn Group. As a result, Sean Quinn and the Quinn family will no longer have any role in the management, operations or ownership of the Quinn Group. A share receiver takes control of the shares only, and not the assets, businesses or employees of the Quinn Group. The share receiver has also been appointed to the Quinn family’s international property group. Minister for…

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Viagogo to Open Limerick Operations Centre Where it Plans to Recruit “in the hundreds”

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Viagogo Group, the operator of ticket marketplace Viagogo.com, has announced plans to open a new purpose-built operations center in Limerick. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation through IDA Ireland. The new operations centre is recruiting for a range of technical and customer service roles for people with a range of skills and languages, including German, French, Italian, and Spanish. While the new centre is due to open later this year, those who have already been recruited are currently based at a temporary location in the city centre. “We reviewed many locations for our latest operations centre but we chose Limerick for its reputation as a place of excellence and local talent,” said Edward…

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Mum of two creates iPhone App for autistic children

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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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Aspen creating 44 jobs in Dublin as Irish mandate expanded

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Generic pharmaceutical company Aspen has announced its decision to make Dublin its centre of excellence for a range of global and EMEA activities and to create an additional 44 high quality jobs bringing its total workforce in Ireland to 58. The investment, which is being supported by the IDA, was announced this morning by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD. The company first established an operation in Ireland in 2010 and this has now become Aspen’s European marketing and supply chain headquarters. In addition, the company is now establishing a global regulatory, pharmacovigilance, quality assurance and supply projects centre of excellence in Citywest.. Aspen is one of the largest generic…

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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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