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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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26 May 2017

Legal & General, Aviva plan Ireland moves post-Brexit

DUBLIN/LONDON British insurer Legal & General said it will move some of its investment management operations to Ireland to ensure it can continue to serve its customers after Brexit, while rival Aviva is turning its Irish branches into subsidiaries.

26 May 2017

Ireland looks set to elect gay premier in social, generational shift

DUBLIN Ireland is on the verge of a huge generational change in its political life with the likely election of Leo Varadkar as its next premier -- a move that would give the once-staunchly Catholic country its first openly gay leader and its first of Asian immigrant descent.

25 May 2017

EU insurers' watchdog to issue Brexit guidance to regulators

DUBLIN The European Union's insurance watchdog will publish guidance for national regulators to ensure they do not undercut one another in their attempts to attract firms moving from London due to Brexit, its head of policy said on Thursday.

24 May 2017

Irish PM demands review of watchdog over flawed Anglo Irish case

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister Enda Kenny called for a review on Wednesday into failings by the country's corporate watchdog in a criminal investigation into the former head of the failed Anglo Irish Bank.

22 May 2017

Ireland's Varadkar says would ease new debt target as prime minister

DUBLIN The overwhelming favourite to succeed Enda Kenny as Irish prime minister said on Monday he wants a less ambitious debt reduction target than the one set last year, in order to free up more funding for infrastructure projects.

22 May 2017

Likely next Irish PM calls for Northern Ireland to stay in EU single market

DUBLIN Northern Ireland should remain in the European Union's single market and retain access to as many EU programmes as possible to ensure the British province secures a soft Brexit, the favourite to succeed Enda Kenny as Irish Prime Minister said on Monday.

18 May 2017

Irish finance minister to step down when PM goes next month

DUBLIN Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Thursday he will step down when a replacement for Prime Minister Enda Kenny is chosen next month, having presided for six years over the dramatic recovery of the Irish economy and banking system.

18 May 2017

Ireland more than likely to seek post-Brexit EU aid - Kenny

DUBLIN Ireland will more than likely have to ask the European Union for specific assistance in dealing with economic fallout from Brexit, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Thursday.

18 May 2017

Irish finance minister to step down when PM goes next month

DUBLIN Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Thursday he will step down when a replacement for Prime Minister Enda Kenny is chosen next month, having presided for six years over the dramatic recovery of the Irish economy and banking system.

17 May 2017

Irish PM to step down, succession contest begins

DUBLIN Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny resigned as leader of his Fine Gael party on Wednesday, kicking off a succession contest between two younger ministers who colleagues hope will boost the party ahead of an election due late next year.

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