Ireland

Irish services sector surges to nine-year high - PMI

DUBLIN - - Ireland's services sector grew at its fastest pace in nine years in June, thanks to increases in new business and prices charged, a survey showed on Friday.

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Irish tax take 4 percent above target at end-June 02 Jul 2015

DUBLIN - Ireland's tax take was 4.1 percent or over 800 million euros above target at the end of June, with income, corporation and value-added taxes all growing strongly, data showed on Thursday.

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Ex-Irish PM Cowen defends policies in banking inquiry blame game 02 Jul 2015

DUBLIN - Former Prime Minister Brian Cowen robustly defended policies he put in place ahead of Ireland's financial crisis, accepting responsibility for the consequences but following others in spreading blame at a parliamentary inquiry.

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RBS refers clients to Paribas for transaction services 02 Jul 2015

LONDON - Royal Bank of Scotland said it will no longer provide cash management and trade finance services to thousands of customers outside Britain and Ireland and will instead refer them to French bank BNP Paribas.

Permanent tsb becomes latest Irish lender to cut mortgage rates 01 Jul 2015

DUBLIN, July 1 - Ireland's Permanent tsb (PTSB) cut mortgage rates on Wednesday in response to political pressure on lenders to reduce rates deemed too high by the government and threats that they could be sanctioned.

INTERVIEW-Greek crisis could check support for left-wing parties elsewhere: Irish Deputy PM 30 Jun 2015

DUBLIN, June 30 - Events in Greece could check the growing support in Ireland for Sinn Fein and other left wing groups in elections due early next year, the leader of the Labour Party said on Tuesday.

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Legislation enacting Irish gay marriage vote delayed 30 Jun 2015

DUBLIN - Legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in Ireland will be delayed until later this year following a legal challenge against last month's gay marriage referendum, a government minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

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Legislation enacting Irish gay marriage vote delayed 30 Jun 2015

DUBLIN - Legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in Ireland will be delayed until later this year following a legal challenge against last month's gay marriage referendum, a government minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

AeroMexico Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Ireland 30 Jun 2015

DUBLIN - A Boeing 787 Dreamliner en route from Mexico City to Paris made an emergency landing at Ireland's Shannon Airport on Monday and all 193 people on board disembarked safely, a spokesman for the airport said on Monday.

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Grace, Smith and Lowry accept PGA Tour membership 29 Jun 2015

- South African Branden Grace, Cameron Smith of Australia and Ireland's Shane Lowry have accepted special temporary membership for the remainder of the 2014-15 PGA Tour season, the tour said on Monday.

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Europe won't let Athens go under, says Greek minister

ATHENS - Greece's finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorise" Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced out of the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms. | Video