News roundup: Top stories on Tuesday

* Aer Lingus posts small profit rise. * Government discusses backstop - Howlin. * Acorn adds 100 Dublin jobs. * EU trims back eurozone growth outlook. * LinkedIn reports one millionth Irish user.

5th November, 2013
Aer Lingus profits rose but it is also facing rising industrial relations tensions.

The top business stories at midday on Tuesday:

**Aer Lingus** posts small rise in profit as LRC intervenes(!story/Home/News/LRC+intervenes+in+Aer+Lingus+cabin+crew+dispute/id/19410615-5218-5278-f2e9-473df4429139) in cabin crew dispute.

**Ireland** "actively discussing" precautionary backstop - Howlin.

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