Ireland

Norwich sign Brady from Hull, Liverpool's Wisdom on loan

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LONDON - Newly-promoted Norwich City have signed Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady from relegated Hull City for an undisclosed fee and have completed a loan deal for Liverpool's Andre Wisdom, the Premier League side said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Norwich sign Brady from Hull, Liverpool's Wisdom on loan 29 Jul 2015

LONDON, July 29 - Newly-promoted Norwich City have signed Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady from relegated Hull City for an undisclosed fee and have completed a loan deal for Liverpool's Andre Wisdom, the Premier League side said on Wednesday.

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Irish central bank planning for possible 'Brexit' 29 Jul 2015

DUBLIN - Ireland's central bank is making plans in case Britain leaves the European Union and its chief economist said on Wednesday that uncertainly over possible "Brexit" was enough to depress economic growth.

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Irish central bank planning for possible 'Brexit' 29 Jul 2015

DUBLIN - Ireland's central bank is making plans in case Britain leaves the European Union and its chief economist said on Wednesday that uncertainly over possible "Brexit" was enough to depress economic growth.

Irish central bank planning for possible "Brexit" 29 Jul 2015

DUBLIN, July 29 - Ireland's central bank is making plans in case Britain leaves the European Union and its chief economist said on Wednesday that uncertainly over possible "Brexit" was enough to depress economic growth.

Irish central bank increases growth forecasts for 2015, 2016 29 Jul 2015

DUBLIN, July 29 - Ireland's central bank increased its growth forecasts for the economy on Wednesday, saying gross domestic product (GDP) would rise 4.1 percent this year and 4.2 percent in 2016 on a further strengthening of domestic demand.

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KKR and Irish investment fund bid to revive house building 28 Jul 2015

DUBLIN - U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co LP and Ireland's new strategic investment fund will launch a 500 million euro ($552 million) joint venture to provide credit for builders amid a severe housing shortage.

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Ireland told to keep Irish Water utility on govt books 28 Jul 2015

DUBLIN - European Union authorities have told Ireland that the new Irish Water utility must be counted as part of government finances, a political blow to the government as it faces protests over the levying of direct charges for water.

UPDATE 1-Irish bank permanent tsb posts small H1 profit, first since 2007 28 Jul 2015

* Underlying profit of 1 mln euros vs 171 mln eur loss yr earlier

Ireland to hand adopted people birth records for first time 27 Jul 2015

DUBLIN - Ireland will allow tens of thousands of adopted people access to their birth certificates for the first time under proposed legislation that some advocacy groups say could still deprive many of their identities.

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Authorities study plane debris found off Africa for links to Flight MH370

PARIS/SYDNEY - France's air crash investigation agency is studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island off the east coast of Africa but it was too early to say if it came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a spokesman said on Wednesday.