Ireland

Ireland's Nama repays another 500 mln euros to banks

DUBLIN, Dec 17 - Ireland's National Asset Management Agency on Wednesday said it had redeemed another 500 million euros ($623.10 million) of senior debt from the banks who sold the agency 74 billion euros of bad loans in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

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Cerberus buys more Europe property assets with RBS, NAB deals 16 Dec 2014

LONDON/SYDNEY - U.S. private equity firm Cerberus snapped up billions of pounds of loans in Ireland and Britain in a pair of deals on Tuesday, reinforcing its position as one of the biggest buyers of European property assets at knock-down prices.

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Cerberus buys more Europe property assets with RBS, NAB deals 16 Dec 2014

LONDON/SYDNEY - U.S. private equity firm Cerberus snapped up billions of pounds of loans in Ireland and Britain in a pair of deals on Tuesday, reinforcing its position as one of the biggest buyers of European property assets at knock-down prices.

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Ireland would boost test cricket, says Gillespie 15 Dec 2014

LONDON - Ireland should be given full test-playing status to help put some excitement back into cricket's traditional format, according to former Australia bowler Jason Gillespie.

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LONDON, Dec 15 - Ireland should be given full test-playing status to help put some excitement back into cricket's traditional format, according to former Australia bowler Jason Gillespie.

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Danske Bank to write down $1.5 billion in value of overseas assets 15 Dec 2014

COPENHAGEN - Danske Bank , said it expects to write down around 9 billion Danish crowns (£957.7 million) of the value of its businesses in Finland, Northern Ireland and Estonia.

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Danske Bank to write down $1.5 billion in value of overseas assets 15 Dec 2014

COPENHAGEN - Danske Bank, said it expects to write down around 9 billion Danish crowns ($1.5 billion) of the value of its businesses in Finland, Northern Ireland and Estonia.

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Irish tax on online gambling faces further delay 14 Dec 2014

DUBLIN - Ireland's stalled plan to tax online gambling will be further delayed into 2015, the country's finance minister said, offering bookmakers such as Paddy Power a longer grace period before the charge is levied.

Irish tax on online gambling faces further delay 14 Dec 2014

DUBLIN, Dec 14 - Ireland's stalled plan to tax online gambling will be further delayed into 2015, the country's finance minister said, offering bookmakers such as Paddy Power a longer grace period before the charge is levied.

Bank of Ireland buys mortgage pool for 250 million euros 12 Dec 2014

DUBLIN, Dec 12 - Bank of Ireland bought a portfolio of performing mortgages from the liquidators appointed to the failed Anglo Irish Bank for 253 million euros ($315.5 million) on Friday as it seeks to expand its loan book in the face of tepid demand.

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U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

HAVANA/WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. | Video