News round-up: Top stories at lunchtime

Irish Life losses; Providence Resources share placing, O'Brien's Siteserv deal; AIB sells Polish business; differing views on property market; start-ups of the day; Pocket Watch and more.

2nd April, 2012
News round-up: Top stories at lunchtime
Losses widen at IL&P.

The main stories at lunchtime:

* **Irish Life & Permanent** said its net loss widened to €424 million euros in 2011 from a loss of €321 million a year earlier, as it set aside more provisions to cover impaired home loans.

* **Providence Resources** share price up over 8% on share placing plans.

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