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Padraic Halpin

Irish PM says hard border highly likely without Brexit deal

16 Nov 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister said on Friday his government would find it very difficult to avoid imposing a hard border on Northern Ireland if Britain crashes out of the European Union without an exit agreement.

Irish PM says hard border highly likely without Brexit deal

16 Nov 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister said on Friday his government would find it very difficult to avoid imposing a hard border on Northern Ireland if Britain crashes out of the European Union without an exit agreement.

Irish PM appeals to Northern Irish unionists worried by Brexit deal

14 Nov 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister appealed directly to Northern Ireland's pro-British unionist community on Wednesday, saying Dublin would respect the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom amid concerns over how a Brexit deal would impact the province.

Irish PM appeals to Northern Irish unionists worried by Brexit deal

14 Nov 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister appealed directly to Northern Ireland's pro-British unionist community on Wednesday, saying Dublin would respect the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom amid concerns over how a Brexit deal would impact the province.

Sloppy Ireland see off Argentina as O'Brien is injured

11 Nov 2018

DUBLIN A sloppy Ireland put a poor first period behind them on Saturday to emerge 28-17 winners over Argentina in an unconvincing warm-up to next week's meeting of the world's top two teams when New Zealand visit Dublin.

Ireland confident on Henshaw, Murray an outside bet for All Blacks

11 Nov 2018

DUBLIN Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is confident centre Robbie Henshaw will be fit to face New Zealand next week and has not completely ruled out scrumhalf Conor Murray from making a surprise return when the world's top two teams meet in Dublin.

Rugby-Ireland confident on Henshaw, Murray an outside bet for All Blacks

10 Nov 2018

DUBLIN, Nov 10 Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is confident centre Robbie Henshaw will be fit to face New Zealand next week and has not completely ruled out scrumhalf Conor Murray from making a surprise return when the world's top two teams meet in Dublin.

Ireland says UK cannot unilaterally scrap border backstop

05 Nov 2018

DUBLIN Ireland is willing to examine ways in which a "backstop" to keep the Irish border open after Brexit could be reviewed so long as it does not permit Britain to unilaterally walk away from it, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday.

Dublin, London, DUP talk up chances of Brexit deal

02 Nov 2018

BELFAST/DUBLIN Senior Irish and British ministers and the leader of the Northern Irish unionist party propping up the minority British government all expressed confidence on Friday that a Brexit deal could be reached in the coming weeks.

Allied Irish hit by CEO's Davy defection in pay cap exodus

26 Oct 2018

DUBLIN Allied Irish Banks chief executive Bernard Byrne is leaving for stockbroker Davy, joining an exodus which Ireland's second-biggest bank has blamed on a government-imposed pay cap.

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