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Padraic Halpin

Ireland collects disputed Apple taxes in full ahead of appeal

18 Sep 2018

DUBLIN Ireland has fully recovered 13.1 billion euros in disputed taxes from Apple Inc plus interest of 1.2 billion which it will hold in an escrow fund pending its appeal against an EU tax ruling, Ireland's finance minister said on Tuesday.

Brexit endgame nears as series of summits begins

14 Sep 2018

DUBLIN Brexit talks are set to intensify over the coming week, with the first of three summits that European Union leaders hope will settle a divorce deal for departing Britain within the next two months.

Bank of England prepared for wide range of Brexit outcomes - Carney

14 Sep 2018

DUBLIN The Bank of England and Britain's largest banks are well prepared for a disorderly Brexit, the central bank's governor Mark Carney said on Friday, amid reports he had warned it could trigger a house price crash.

Bank of England prepared for wide range of Brexit outcomes - BoE's Carney

14 Sep 2018

DUBLIN, Sept 14 The Bank of England and Britain's largest banks are well prepared for a disorderly Brexit but uncertainty about the economic outlook is holding back pay growth, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Friday.

Ryanair faces one-day strike in five countries over contracts

13 Sep 2018

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN Ryanair faces a one-day walkout by cabin crew across five countries on Sept. 28 as unions step up pressure on Europe's biggest budget airline to accept local contracts.

Ireland sets up land agency as anger grows at housing shortage

13 Sep 2018

DUBLIN Ireland established a new land development agency on Thursday, injecting it with 1.25 billion euros worth of capital to better use state lands to tackle a severe housing shortage that has begun to spark some street protests.

Ireland eyes Toronto-style regulations to tackle Airbnb rentals

06 Sep 2018

GALWAY, Ireland Ireland is preparing regulations governing short-term rentals let on homesharing sites like Airbnb similar to those introduced in Toronto, in a bid to ease a severe supply shortage, the country's housing minister said on Thursday.

Irish PM seeks to extend minority government deal to 2020

04 Sep 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister on Tuesday formally proposed extending a deal with the main opposition party to back his minority government beyond this year, asking it to agree an election date for the summer of 2020.

Pope compares Church sexual abuse, corruption to excrement, victims say

26 Aug 2018

DUBLIN Pope Francis vowed on Saturday to end the sexual exploitation of children by clergy during a highly-charged visit to once deeply Catholic Ireland and, according to victims, said the corruption and cover up of abuse amounted to human excrement. | Video

Pope travels to transformed Ireland as abuse crises rage

25 Aug 2018

DUBLIN Pope Francis will arrive in Ireland on Saturday to find a society transformed since the last papal visit 39 years ago and beset by the kind of abuse scandals that have mired the Catholic Church in crisis again.

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