Ireland

Irish 'bad bank' to mull rapid wind down, extension to 2025

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DUBLIN - Ireland's "bad bank" will examine whether it should be wound down rapidly or hold onto its assets far longer than planned as part of a state-commissioned review, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Tuesday.

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Ireland nudges up growth forecasts, sticks with austerity 15 Apr 2014

DUBLIN - Ireland nudged up its growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015, reversing a trend of downgrades over recent years but the government is sticking with planned tax increases and spending cuts to reduce a still high budget deficit.

Chiefs centre Aki signs with Irish province Connacht 13 Apr 2014

April l3 - New Zealand have lost a potential midfield successor to seasoned All Black Ma'a Nonu with the departure of Chiefs' inside centre Bundee Aki to play rugby in Ireland.

Rugby-Chiefs centre Aki signs with Irish province Connacht 13 Apr 2014

April l3 - New Zealand have lost a potential midfield successor to seasoned All Black Ma'a Nonu with the departure of Chiefs' inside centre Bundee Aki to play rugby in Ireland.

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Northern Ireland charges man with murder in Omagh bombing 11 Apr 2014

BELFAST - Northern Ireland has charged a man with 29 counts of murder in the 1998 Omagh bombing, the worst attack in decades of violence in the province, police said on Thursday.

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Northern Ireland charges man with murder in Omagh bombing 10 Apr 2014

BELFAST - Northern Ireland has charged a man with 29 counts of murder in the 1998 Omagh bombing, the worst attack in decades of violence in the province, police said on Thursday.

Mauritian firm Ireland Blyth says Indian tax rules affecting investment 10 Apr 2014

PORT LOUIS - Mauritian conglomerate Ireland Blyth says uncertainty over new tax rules by key trading partner India has affected its business by putting off investors using the Mauritius financial center to invest in India.

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Irish banks see repossessions ramping up amid mortgage crisis 10 Apr 2014

DUBLIN - Irish banks are set to ramp up repossessions of homes whose mortgage holders are struggling as they tackle the major lasting issue of Ireland's financial crisis, a parliamentary committee heard this week.

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Irish consumer prices rise 0.7 percent month-on-month in March 10 Apr 2014

DUBLIN - Ireland's consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.7 percent on the month in March to stand 0.2 percent higher than a year earlier, official figures showed on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Cash-rich Ireland sells 10-year debt at new record low 10 Apr 2014

DUBLIN, April 10 - Ireland sold 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) of 10-year debt as planned on Thursday, bettering the record low yields achieved last month at its first regular auction in four years.

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Ukraine launches 'gradual' operation, action limited

KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited. | Video