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Padraic Halpin

Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google

9:04am BST

DUBLIN Google's main regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, opened its first investigation into the U.S. internet giant on Wednesday over how it handles personal data for the purpose of advertising.

Ireland must be open to some international tax changes - finance minister

23 May 2019

DUBLIN Ireland must be open to considering a broader concept of how companies are taxed in the modern digitalised world, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Thursday, setting out his country's stall in a debate that is key to its economy.

Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google

22 May 2019

DUBLIN Google's main regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, opened its first investigation into the U.S. internet giant on Wednesday over how it handles personal data for the purpose of advertising.

Irish unemployment rate revised to 4.6%, lowest since 2006

21 May 2019

DUBLIN Ireland's unemployment rate was revised down sharply on Tuesday, the statistics agency said, taking the level below 5% for the first time in over a decade as jobs were added at the fastest pace since the recovery began.

UPDATE 1-Kingspan holds out little hope of reviving Recticel deal

03 May 2019

* Kingspan Q1 sales up 18 pct y/y, flags weakness in UK (Adds details, quotes)

New Zealand treasury head named Irish central bank chief

01 May 2019

DUBLIN Ireland appointed New Zealand treasury chief Gabriel Makhlouf as its new central bank governor on Wednesday, replacing Philip Lane who leaves next month to become the European Central Bank's chief economist.

New Northern Ireland talks called, spurred by journalist's death

27 Apr 2019

BELFAST/DUBLIN The British and Irish governments announced on Friday a resumption of talks to restore Northern Ireland's devolved government, spurred into ending a hiatus in dialogue of more than a year by the killing of a journalist last week.

Kingspan walks away after Recticel rejects bid for units: source

26 Apr 2019

DUBLIN Irish insulation firm Kingspan has ended discussions with Recticel over a bid for its Belgian rival's foam and insulation units and has no plans to reengage, a source close to the process said on Friday.

CRH sees interest in potential sale of European distribution arm

25 Apr 2019

DUBLIN Irish building materials group CRH has had a lot of interest in its European distribution arm ahead of a decision in the next two to three months on whether to trigger a sale, Chief Executive Albert Manifold said on Thursday.

U.S. may follow China with first quarter GDP upside surprise

23 Apr 2019

DUBLIN A temporary government shutdown with no end in sight, rising trade conflicts and a global growth slowdown: the first quarter outlook for the U.S. economy did not look promising at the turn of the year.

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