Ireland

Former British soldier charged over 1974 Northern Ireland killing

BELFAST - A 73-year-old former British soldier was charged on Saturday in relation to the death of a Catholic man with learning difficulties in Northern Ireland 40 years ago.

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Princess leads tributes to retiring champion McCoy 25 Apr 2015

LONDON, - The Princess Royal led the tributes as the racing world -- and beyond -- hailed the record-breaking career of Northern Ireland jump jockey A.P McCoy, which came to an emotional conclusion on Saturday.

Police investigate Northern Ireland health minister over gay abuse remark 24 Apr 2015

BELFAST - Northern Ireland police are investigating comments by the region's health minister that linked gay marriage to child abuse.

Ireland's permanent tsb sets price range for share placement 23 Apr 2015

DUBLIN, April 23 - Ireland's permanent tsb on Thursday set a price for its planned share issue that could value it at around 1.9 billion euros in the first public share issue by an Irish lender since the financial crisis.

Irish 'bad bank' NAMA says may return 1 billion euros to taxpayers 22 Apr 2015

DUBLIN - Ireland's state-run "bad bank" is hopeful that it may make a profit of up to 1 billion euros (714.62 million pounds), double the amount estimated six months ago, by the time it winds down at the end of the decade, its chairman said on Wednesday.

Irish 'bad bank' NAMA says may return 1 billion euros to taxpayers 22 Apr 2015

DUBLIN, April 22 - Ireland's state-run "bad bank" is hopeful that it may make a profit of up to 1 billion euros, double the amount estimated six months ago, by the time it winds down at the end of the decade, its chairman said on Wednesday.

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Irish banking inquiry enters politically-sensitive stage 21 Apr 2015

DUBLIN - Irish lawmakers will question former European Central Bank (ECB) governor Jean-Claude Trichet and the executives at the helm of Ireland's banks when they imploded, as a parliamentary inquiry enters its most politically-sensitive stage.

Segway polo, anyone? Britain hosts first international tournament 20 Apr 2015

LONDON - At a college in the English town of Rugby, a somewhat unusual polo match is taking place. Instead of galloping horses and riders, the players hit the ball with a mallet - from a Segway.

Segway polo, anyone? Britain hosts first international tournament 20 Apr 2015

LONDON, April 20 - At a college in the English town of Rugby, a somewhat unusual polo match is taking place. Instead of galloping horses and riders, the players hit the ball with a mallet - from a Segway.

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Irish budget deficit fell to 4.1 percent at end-2014 20 Apr 2015

DUBLIN - Ireland's budget deficit fell to 4.1 percent of gross domestic product at the end of 2014, well under a European Union-set target of 5.1 percent as it moves towards cutting it below 3 percent by the end of this year.

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Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear

KATHMANDU - Thousands of desperate Nepalese spent another night in the open in the early hours of Monday, terrorised by strong aftershocks that continued to shake the country two days after a massive quake struck, killing almost 2,500 people. | Video