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Weekly Roundup, February 14, 2017

Published on Feb 14 2017 11:10 AM

Weekly Roundup, February 14, 2017

New research has found that 35% of people don’t know how to correctly respond to a heart attack. The report, commissioned by Aramark and undertaken by Opinion Matters, surveyed 2,004 people and found only 26.4% would put them in the recovery position, and 4.2% suggested incorrectly patting their back. In response, Aramark is incorporating more wholegrain foods in its menus across 450 sites across Ireland and the UK.

Proposed financial disclosure plans in the UK could force Irish private companies to reveal private data for the first time. Irish companies with substantial UK operations such as Dunnes Stores, Bank of Ireland, Greencore, and Musgrave Group, could be made to expose themselves to greater ‘corporate governance’ if a House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee recommendation is carried out.

Teeling Whiskey has announced the third bottling of “The Revival”, a limited edition commemorative Single Malt. The Revival Volume III is being released to celebrate the 18-month anniversary of the opening of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and will be limited to only 10,000 bottles.

Core Media, Ireland’s largest marketing communications agency, is on the hunt for the best young marketing talent in Ireland. The company is sponsoring the ‘Young Marketers’ prize of IAPI’s Cannes ‘Young Lions’ Competition 2017, open to marketers aged 30 years or under working on the client side. Full details will be outlined at a seminar in the Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Dock on 17 February 17. The deadline for entries is 8 March.

Maxol has launched a special savings promotion offering customers savings of 5 cents per litre in Ireland or 3p per litre in Northern Ireland. Run in partnership with Independent News and Media (INM), the promotion is currently live and will run until 11 March. The promotion is supported by an extensive media campaign across print, online and radio as well as in-store point of sale and news stands across the Maxol network.

Construction jobs have approached a near record high in January. Ulster Bank’s Construction PMI monitor showed a month of good growth in January, on the back of new orders. However the index is signalling a slower rate of expansion than the previous three months.

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