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Lego tops toy sector by building on its strong foundations

irishtimes.com — With sales of the colourful plastic bricks rising exponentially around the world and its first movie grossing more than $400 million (€289 million) at the box office, Lego has successfully rebuilt its global empire. In 2003, the toy brand was losing more than half a million euro a day.

Facebook seeks Irish approval new for e-money service

irishtimes.com — Facebook is close to obtaining Irish regulatory approval for providing financial services in the form of remittances and electronic money. The social network is only weeks away from obtaining regulatory approval for a service that would allow its users to store money on Facebook and use it to pay and exchange money with others, according to several people involved in the process.

Ireland’s men ranked among the ugliest in the world

irishtimes.com — They say beauty is only skin deep. But that may be little consolation to Ireland's men, who have been ranked among the ugliest in the world. The good looks of Irish-born Hollywood hearththrobs such as Michael Fassbender, Colin Farrell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are the exception to the rule, according to new findings from an international dating website that only accepts attractive people.
Yeah? Who wants to go out with a good looking person anyway? "Irish men judged to be among ugliest in the world" irishtimes.com/life-and-style…

Former Anglo Irish directors face up to five years in jail

irishtimes.com — Two former directors of Anglo Irish Bank face up to five years in prison after they were found guilty of providing illegal loans to 10 businessmen to buy shares in the bank in 2008.
Former directors of Anglo Irish bank face up to five years in jail: irishtimes.com/news/crime-and…

Project Maple: Anatomy of a deal

irishtimes.com — September 11th, 2007: Ardboyne HotelEarly autumn in Dublin. A foggy morning gave way to warm blue skies, but this was a day filled with portents of the storms that were to come.

No Dart service for Battle of Clontarf festival on Sunday

irishtimes.com — Iarnród Éireann has warned there will be no north Dublin Dart services on Sunday, the second day of the Battle of Clontarf Festival in St Anne's Park, Raheny, which is expected to attract up to 30,000 visitors each day, according to organisers Dublin City Council.
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