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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

17 Jul 2018

Ryanair cancels one percent of flights on Friday as strike crisis deepens

DUBLIN Ryanair plans to cancel only 1 percent of its flights during a strike by Ireland-based pilots on Friday, but Europe's largest low-cost airline is bracing for far wider industrial action across five countries next week.

14 Jul 2018

Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure, 33 hospitalised - German police

BERLIN/DUBLIN Thirty-three Ryanair passengers were treated in hospital, some bleeding from their ears, after their Croatia-bound plane lost cabin pressure and made an emergency landing in Frankfurt on Friday, German police said on Saturday.

13 Jul 2018

Ryanair's Irish pilots announce two more strikes

DUBLIN Pilots in Ryanair's home country Ireland on Thursday announced two more one-day strikes, increasing pressure on Europe's largest low-cost carrier to improve conditions to stave off a wave of industrial action across Europe. | Video

06 Jul 2018

Ireland to hold referendum on women's role in the home

DUBLIN Ireland is to hold a referendum to remove a clause in the constitution marking the importance of a woman's "life within the home" and encouraging mothers to shun employment to fulfil domestic duties, the government announced on Thursday.

05 Jul 2018

Ryanair cabin crew to strike in late July, threaten further action

DUBLIN/BRUSSELS Ryanair cabin crew are set to strike in four countries in late July, including in two of its largest markets, threatening to disrupt Europe's biggest low-cost airline at the height of the holiday season.

04 Jul 2018

Ryanair cabin crew in four countries to strike

DUBLIN Ryanair cabin crew are to hold coordinated strikes in four European countries, a union official said on Wednesday, escalating industrial action at Europe's largest low-cost carrier which dismissed their demands as "pointless."

20 Jun 2018

Former Anglo Irish Bank CEO jailed for six years for fraud

DUBLIN The former chief executive of the failed Anglo Irish Bank, David Drumm, was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in jail, the longest prison term arising from a banking crash that led to the euro zone's most costly state rescue.

30 May 2018

Ryanair's UK pilot union threatens strike action over promotion system

DUBLIN The union representing Ryanair pilots in Britain, the airline's largest market, has threatened possible strike action unless the company implements a transparent system to manage promotions and transfers, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

27 May 2018

Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

DUBLIN Irish people paid homage on Sunday to an Indian immigrant woman whose death inspired a historic vote to repeal Ireland's strict abortion laws while the Catholic Church rued the outcome saying it showed indifference to its teachings.

27 May 2018

Ireland ends abortion ban as 'quiet revolution' transforms country

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister on Saturday hailed the culmination of "a quiet revolution" in what was once one of Europe's most socially conservative countries after a landslide referendum vote to liberalise highly restrictive laws on abortion. | Video

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