Bank opposes order by court
BANK of Ireland is opposing the continuation of court protection for a company involved in the door-to-door selling of credit on a wide range of goods to 26,000 people across the country.
Murray Nolan Ltd, with registered offices at Clonee, Co Meath, employs 55 people directly while 65 self-employed commission-based sales agents handle door-to-door sales of goods including clothing and homeware.
The company has debts of some €5.6m.
Two dead in Thai clashes
THAILAND and Cambodia clashed for a fourth day along their disputed border today, blaming each other for initiating a conflict that has damaged an 11th century Hindu temple and fueled protests in Bangkok.
Fighting erupted briefly today at the UN World Heritage Site. Skirmishes which started onFebruary 4 have killed at least two people.
The outbreak takes place as 2,500 nationalists block a Bangkok street for a second week to demand the Prime Minister take tougher measures against what they say are Cambodia's attempts to claim Thai territory.
Reward for Hopper photo
Actor Jason Lee is offering a $25,000 (e18,000) reward for the return of a stolen photograph of Dennis Hopper.
Lee's black-and-white Polaroid of the iconic Easy Rider actor and director was on display as part of an exhibit in Los Angeles when it was stolen.
Lee's publicist, Nancy Iannios, said an unidentified person grabbed the photo from the wall and ran out the front door of the gallery in the Highland Park neighbourhood.
Nine poisoned by car fumes
Vietnamese police say nine friends died during a lunar New Year party after they started a car parked inside a house to play music following an electricity outage.
Police in Hai Phong said seven men and two women, all in their 20s, died of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.
An officer said the car was started after the power went out. All windows and doors in the house were closed.