Thursday February 27, 2020

News round-up: top stories at midday

* Children's Hospital is refused planning permission. * Irish economy seen growing 0.5 per cent this year. * UPC Ireland adds record 100,000 customers. * Ulster Bank losses rise 35% on tough credit conditions. * Pharma sector urges support.

23rd February, 2012
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Top business stories at midday

* **Shock decision** announced by An Bord Pleanala to refuse planning for Children's Hospital, reasons for decision given here(http://www.businesspost.ie/#!story/Home/News/Children's+Hospital%3A+why+planning+was+refused/id/19410615-5218-4f46-0a75-cbb322254954).

* ** European Commission** issues forecast for euro area contraction in 2012, but expects Ireland to grow 0.5 per cent.

* **German business confidence** has hit a seven month high.

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