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EU report rules Apple’s tax breaks in Ireland are illegal

A new EU report has stated that tax deals struck between Apple and Ireland are illegal. The deals, inked in 1991 and 2007 between the tech firm and the country’s government, were examined as part of an investigation by the European Comission’s anti-trust authority into the wider question of unlawful …

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OnLive expands game streaming service offering in Europe

Cloud gaming firm OnLive has announced the expansion of its eponymous game streaming service to six new European regions. The OnLive service will be made available in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands and Ireland during Q4 2014. OnLive is currently available in the USA, Canada and UK. The company …

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Xtra-Vision calls in receivers, announces 20 store closures

Irish entertainment retailer Xtra-vision has gone into receivership. InsideIreland reports that Ernst and Young’s Luke Charleton and Colin Farquharson have been appointed as joint receivers. The pair are actively seeking a buyer for the chain and claims to already be in talks with a number of interested parties”. Its first …

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HMV Ireland could return

Hilco is in discussions with landlords about a possible return to Ireland for HMV. The Irish arm of the retailer was closed down in February and none of the Irish stores were included in the rescue package that saw the UK business survive on the UK High Street. Now The …

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Xtra-vision enters receivership

Irish entertainment rental and retail firm Xtra-vision has fallen into receivership after being "unable to meet its debts". The chain has 152 stores and 1,023 employees, according to Retail Week. It is unknown how many jobs will be lost. Xtra-vision cited steep declines in the movie rental business for its …

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More EA layoffs reported at Galway office

EA has cut a number of staff at its customer service branch in Galway. Ireland-based trade outlet The Journal reports on the redundancies, adding that they take place just seven months after the firm announced it would create 300 new positions in the country. When asked for a statement, EA …

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