Ireland

Australia squad for tour of Europe

SYDNEY - Australia on Wednesday announced the following squad for the upcoming tour of Europe, which includes a match against the Barbarians and tests against Wales, France, Ireland and England:

Rugby-Australia squad for tour of Europe 3:03am BST

SYDNEY, Oct 22 - Australia on Wednesday announced the following squad for the upcoming tour of Europe, which includes a match against the Barbarians and tests against Wales, France, Ireland and England:

Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland 21 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal.

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Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland 21 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal.

BRIEF-Ireland's NAMA says has redeemed 48 pct of senior bonds 21 Oct 2014

* says has generated a cumulative 6.9 billion euros in cash to date in 2014

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Trimble and Marshall to miss Ireland internationals 21 Oct 2014

LONDON - Ulster pair Andrew Trimble and Luke Marshall will miss Ireland's November internationals after both sustaining injuries that will rule them out for a number of months, the Guiness PRO12 club confirmed on Tuesday.

Rugby-Trimble and Marshall to miss Ireland internationals 21 Oct 2014

LONDON, Oct 21 - Ulster pair Andrew Trimble and Luke Marshall will miss Ireland's November internationals after both sustaining injuries that will rule them out for a number of months, the Guiness PRO12 club confirmed on Tuesday.

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Ireland eyes 15-year bond to refinance bailout loans - sources 17 Oct 2014

DUBLIN - Ireland's debt agency has told investors it would like to issue 15-year debt to refinance the first portion of bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Northern Irish skipper pledges future to Saints 17 Oct 2014

SOUTHAMPTON England - Northern Ireland skipper Steven Davis on Friday pledged his long-term future to Southampton, with a contract extension at the Premier League club until 2018.

Soccer-Northern Irish skipper pledges future to Saints 17 Oct 2014

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Oct 17 - Northern Ireland skipper Steven Davis on Friday pledged his long-term future to Southampton, with a contract extension at the Premier League club until 2018.

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Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government

HONG KONG - About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.