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Graham Fahy

Irish central bank warns against post-election spending splurge

12 Feb 2020

DUBLIN Ireland's central bank advised the next government not to add to demand in the fast growing economy, a warning against the kind of spending plans analysts say are likely to emerge following last Saturday's national election.

Sinn Fein eyes government, Irish unity poll after election surge

11 Feb 2020

DUBLIN Sinn Fein on Monday said it wanted a major role in Ireland's next government after a record election showing, a move that would raise its central goal of reunification with Northern Ireland near the top of the agenda in Dublin for the first time. | Video

Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demand place in government after strong election showing

10 Feb 2020

DUBLIN/CORK, Ireland Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demanded on Sunday to be part of the next Irish government after the left-wing party secured the most votes in an election that leader Mary Lou McDonald described as a ballot-box "revolution". | Video

Irish vote may end Varadkar's spell as PM as Sinn Fein surges

08 Feb 2020

DUBLIN Irish voters look likely to dump Prime Minister Leo Varadkar from power on Saturday in an election that could alter the political landscape with a surge by Sinn Fein, which has struck a chord among younger voters. | Video

Back to the future: Crisis-era Irish party edges towards power

28 Jan 2020

CASTLEBAR, Ireland Fianna Fail's near century-long dominance of Irish politics came to a halt in 2011 after it suffered an unprecedented electoral collapse. Nine years later, the party is on the verge of leading the next government.

Irish PM seeks to put Brexit at centre of February 8 election

15 Jan 2020

DUBLIN Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday called a parliamentary election for Feb. 8, pitting his record on Brexit and Ireland's fast growing economy against struggling services in a contest polls suggest is too close to call.

Briton Ian Bailey faces extradition hearing over 1996 murder

16 Dec 2019

DUBLIN An Irish court ordered British journalist Ian Bailey to face an extradition hearing in connection with his conviction in France for murdering a French film producer in Ireland 23 years ago.

Ireland prepares for the worst with no-deal Brexit budget

08 Oct 2019

DUBLIN Ireland presented a no-deal Brexit budget for 2020 on Tuesday, pledging a 1.2 billion-euro package to keep companies afloat by allowing the state's finances to return to deficit if Britain leaves the European Union without a transition period.

Paddy Power and Poker Stars owners to create online gambling leader

02 Oct 2019

DUBLIN The owner of Paddy Power Betfair has agreed to buy the company behind Poker Stars in a $6 billion share deal to create the world's largest online betting and gambling company by revenue, seeking to take advantage of the opening up of U.S. markets.

Northern Ireland's DUP sees Brexit deal if both sides 'flexible'

18 Sep 2019

DUBLIN The Northern Ireland party whose support is crucial to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said on Wednesday it believed a deal could be secured for an orderly British exit from the European Union if flexibility is shown by all sides.

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