Rounding of one and two cent coins has begun
The scheme aimed at reducing the number of one and two cent coins in circulation in Ireland has begun. As of today, customers will have their change rounded to the nearest five cents. According to The Central Bank rounding will only be used in cash transactions.
It will be conducted on a voluntary basis, meaning customers can opt out and ask for the exact change. One and two cent coins will remain legal tender.Read
The Folks At Leap Card Need A Geography Lesson…
The folks over at Leap Card Ireland recently brought out a new TV ad showing the cities where you can now use the service – Waterford, Cork, Dublin, Wexford, Galway and Limerick.Read
Irish Government set to review WHO study linking processed meat and cancer
The Department of Health has referred the World Health Organization (WHO) study on links between the consumption of processed meats and cancer to its own experts as well as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. In a statement tonight the department said the research “will feed into the review of healthy eating guidelines currently being undertaken by the Health Promotion Unit of the Department”.Read
Waterford Stanley reduced losses last year to under €1m
Waterford Stanley, the south-east cooker manufacturer, which is owned by the Aga Rangemaster group, has narrowed its losses over the last year to just below €1 million, according to accounts recently released.
The company, which was bought by Aga in 2005, employs roughly 100 staff in Waterford, where it produced its first range cooker 80 years ago.Read
Tayto, Hunky Dory’s, Perri & King No Longer Irish
The founder of the Meath-based Largo Foods, has agreed to sell his last shares in the company that owns Tayto, Hunky Dory, Perri and King crisps..
Ray Coyle will remain as chairman of Largo Foods until 2017 at least, but it has been confirmed he will sell his 25pc stake in Largo to Germany’s Intersnack, which has the right to buy his shares as part of the deal which gave it majority control of the group nine years ago.Read