News round-up: top stories at midday
* Bertie Ahern faces expulsion from party. * Providence Resources shares rise on gas report. * New iPad goes on sale in Ireland. * EU says transaction tax could halve EU costs for member states.
* Fianna Fail leader moves to **expel Bertie Ahern** from party; read statements from Micheal Martin and Ahern here; Noel Ahern accuses Martin of being too quick off the mark(http://www.businesspost.ie/#!story/Home/News/Noel+Ahern%3A+Martin+%22too+quick%22+to+expel+Bertie/id/19410615-5218-4f6c-3125-88fb13309827).
* **"From hero to zero":** what international media reports said about Mahon and Bertie Ahern.
* **Providence Resources:** shares rise on good news on...
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