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Irish c.bank governor says Brexit uncertainty to persist for some time

DUBLIN The uncertainty created by Britain's vote to leave the European Union will persist for some time and resulting delays in consumer spending and investment are of immediate concern, Ireland's Central Bank governor said on Wednesday.

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Irish fans to get medal for Paris craic 29 Jun 2016

PARIS The Ireland and Northern Ireland fans will get an honorary medal from the city of Paris for their exemplary behaviour during Euro 2016, Mayor Anne Hidalgo's office said on Wednesday.

Soccer-Irish fans to get medal for Paris craic 29 Jun 2016

PARIS, June 29 The Ireland and Northern Ireland fans will get an honorary medal from the city of Paris for their exemplary behaviour during Euro 2016, Mayor Anne Hidalgo's office said on Wednesday.

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France fans want more kisses for Griezmann's boot 29 Jun 2016

PARIS When Dimitri Payet knelt down on the Lyon pitch to kiss Antoine Griezmann's left boot in France's 2-1 win over Ireland for a place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, many fans felt they were witnessing something more than just another bizarre goal celebration.

PROFILE-Soccer-France fans want more kisses for Griezmann's boot 29 Jun 2016

PARIS, June 29 When Dimitri Payet knelt down on the Lyon pitch to kiss Antoine Griezmann's left boot in France's 2-1 win over Ireland for a place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, many fans felt they were witnessing something more than just another bizarre goal celebration.

Ireland's 10-year government bond yield hits record low 29 Jun 2016

LONDON, June 29 Ireland's 10-year government bond yield fell to a record low on Wednesday, dragged down by falls in top-rated euro zone bond yields in the wake of last week's Brexit vote.

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Ireland hopeful of damage limitation as Fitch warns on Brexit 28 Jun 2016

DUBLIN Ireland is "quietly hopeful" it can avoid a big shock from whatever post-Brexit settlement Britain reaches with the EU, finance minister Michael Noonan said on Tuesday, as Fitch warned that an adverse outcome could impact Ireland's credit rating.

UPDATE 1-Ireland hopeful of damage limitation as Fitch warns on Brexit 28 Jun 2016

* Retail sales rise 8.1 pct y/y, tourist numbers up 14 pct (Adds Fitch statement, retail sales and tourism figures)

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Ireland wing Fitzgerald's injury-hit career ends aged 28 28 Jun 2016

DUBLIN Ireland's Luke Fitzgerald has been forced to retire from rugby due to injury at the age of 28, the one-time British and Irish Lions winger said on Tuesday, bringing a premature end to a career beset by injury.

Rugby-Ireland wing Fitzgerald's injury-hit career ends aged 28 28 Jun 2016

DUBLIN, June 28 Ireland's Luke Fitzgerald has been forced to retire from rugby due to injury at the age of 28, the one-time British and Irish Lions winger said on Tuesday, bringing a premature end to a career beset by injury.

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Russia will countenance an Assad exit in Syria, but not yet

MOSCOW Russia will countenance Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaving office, but only when it is confident a change of leader will not trigger a collapse of the Syrian government, sources familiar with the Kremlin's thinking say.