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Monday 23 October 2017

'Green graves' selling quickly

SOME 100 people have bought plots in Ireland's first eco-friendly graveyard, which is due to open next weekend.

The Green Grave Yard Company said hundreds of people -- from as far away as the US and Canada -- had requested information about the eco-friendly venture.

Wexford County Council has granted planning permission for the 7.5-acre site at Woodbrook House, which would see conventional marble headstones and concrete surrounds replaced by native Irish trees and wooden grave markers.



US firm to take on 50 workers

A US company is to hire an extra 50 staff for its Dublin office on top of 100 positions it announced earlier in the year.

Dun & Bradstreet, a leading provider of commercial information to businesses, is ramping up its recruitment drive, pledging to create the 150 jobs by the end of next year. The company already employs 40 workers in high-end positions at its base in Sandyford, Dublin.

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