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Hays results held back by UK hiring weakness post Brexit vote

British recruitment company Hays reported a 28 percent fall in first-half UK and Ireland operating profit, dented by worries over the country's vote to leave the European Union.

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Sexton back in contention for Ireland 21 Feb 2017

DUBLIN, Ireland backs Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney returned to training on Tuesday and are available for the Six Nations game against France in Dublin on Saturday.

Rugby-Sexton back in contention for Ireland 21 Feb 2017

DUBLIN, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Ireland backs Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney returned to training on Tuesday and are available for the Six Nations game against France in Dublin on Saturday.

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EU tells Irish to use 'creativity' to avoid Brexit harm 21 Feb 2017

DUBLIN Ireland needs to use "creativity" to ensure Brexit is as painless as possible, but must not negotiate directly with London, the European Commission's second-in-command said on Tuesday.

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EU tells Irish to use 'creativity' to avoid Brexit harm 21 Feb 2017

DUBLIN Ireland needs to use "creativity" to ensure Brexit is as painless as possible, but must not negotiate directly with London, the European Commission's second-in-command said on Tuesday.

Irish employment growth speeds up to provide Brexit buffer 21 Feb 2017

DUBLIN Unemployment in Ireland fell below 7 percent for the first time since the financial crisis almost a decade ago, data showed on Tuesday, as strong jobs growth throughout the country provided a further buffer to Brexit.

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France lose Chouly and Bastareaud for Ireland trip 20 Feb 2017

PARIS France will be without flanker Damien Chouly and centre Mathieu Bastareaud away to Ireland in the Six Nations after both players sustained injuries, the French federation (FFR) said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-France lose Chouly and Bastareaud for Ireland trip 20 Feb 2017

PARIS, Feb 20 France will be without flanker Damien Chouly and centre Mathieu Bastareaud away to Ireland in the Six Nations after both players sustained injuries, the French federation (FFR) said on Monday.

Value of state-owned Allied Irish fell by 7 percent last year 20 Feb 2017

DUBLIN, Feb 20 The value of Ireland's 99.9 percent stake in Allied Irish Banks (AIB) fell 7 percent to 11.3 billion euros ($12 billion) during 2016, the state's strategic investment fund said on Monday ahead of a possible share sale.

Rugby-France lose injured flanker Chouly for Ireland trip 20 Feb 2017

PARIS, Feb 20 France will be without flanker Damien Chouly away to Ireland in the Six Nations after he sustained an ankle injury during training on Monday, the French federation said.

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French centrist boosts Macron with alliance in presidential race

PARIS An influential French centrist politician on Wednesday dropped out of the presidency race to form an alliance with independent candidate Emmanuel Macron - a potential game-changer in France's tightly contested election.