Irish Independent

Shops set to re-open on Stephen’s Day in an attempt to boost sales following a rough year – Aideen Sheehan.

Ryanair will slash the number of flights it operates from a number of German airports next summer in response to the German government’s €8 passenger travel tax that takes effect from next month – John Mulligan.

Irish Times

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be held in custody for two days in Britain as Swedish authorities appeal his request for bail – Mark Hennessy.

Denis O’Brien’s media group Communicorp has recorded pretax losses of €5.2 million. The group operates Today FM and Newstalk radio stations. – Gordon Deegan

HMV has sold its store on Oxford Street in London to cover losses of over £41 million for this year amid fears that the company could be forced to close. – Fiona Walsh