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Ireland warns against post-Brexit 'race to bottom' for banks

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LONDON Financial firms must not base a decision to move from London after Brexit on expectations of being less heavily regulated, a senior Irish regulator said on Thursday.

Ireland warns against post-Brexit 'race to bottom' for banks 12:17pm GMT

LONDON Financial firms must not base a decision to move from London after Brexit on expectations of being less heavily regulated, a senior Irish regulator said on Thursday.

Ireland warns against post-Brexit "race to bottom" for banks 12:12pm GMT

LONDON, March 23 Financial firms must not base a decision to move from London after Brexit on expectations of being less heavily regulated, a senior Irish regulator said on Thursday.

IG Group's quarterly revenue falls 3.8 percent on UK, Ireland weakness 10:45am GMT

British online trading company IG Group Holdings Plc reported a 3.8 percent fall in quarterly revenue as it earned less per client, especially in the United Kingdom and Ireland - its largest market.

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Ireland have confidence to overcome Wales, says Ward 10:15am GMT

Ireland are comfortably placed at the top of their World Cup qualifying group and defender Stephen Ward has said the team are confident they can beat Wales in Friday's match and increase their advantage.

CORRECTED-Soccer-Ireland have confidence to overcome Wales, says Ward 10:10am GMT

March 23 Ireland are comfortably placed at the top of their World Cup qualifying group and defender Stephen Ward has said the team are confident they can beat Wales in Friday's match and increase their advantage.

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Northern Ireland braces for uncertain new era after McGuinness 22 Mar 2017

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland As the tricolour-draped coffin of former IRA commander turned peacemaker Martin McGuinness was carried to his Londonderry home this week, people across Northern Ireland's sectarian divide were nervously eying a new era of uncertainty.

Ireland says Brexit will not upset all-island 2023 World Cup bid 22 Mar 2017

DUBLIN The prospect of Britain's exit from the European Union leading to a hard border between the Irish republic and Northern Ireland will not be an issue for an all-island bid to host the 2023 rugby World Cup, the bid's chairman said on Wednesday.

Rugby-Ireland says Brexit will not upset all-island 2023 World Cup bid 22 Mar 2017

DUBLIN, March 22 The prospect of Britain's exit from the European Union leading to a hard border between the Irish republic and Northern Ireland will not be an issue for an all-island bid to host the 2023 rugby World Cup, the bid's chairman said on Wednesday.

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Sinn Fein says opposes extension to Northern Ireland government talks 22 Mar 2017

DUBLIN Northern Ireland's largest nationalist party Sinn Fein will oppose any extension to next week's deadline to form a new government and any attempt to return to direct British rule of the province, its president Gerry Adams said on Wednesday.

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Afghan Taliban signal growing strength with capture of southern district

KABUL Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out, leaving the district centre to the insurgents, officials said on Thursday.