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Padraic Halpin

Ireland kicks off hunt for successor to ECB-bound central bank chief

22 Mar 2019

DUBLIN Ireland began the search for a new central bank governor after Philip Lane was appointed on Friday to the European Central Bank's executive board by European Union leaders.

DUP no closer to backing PM's Brexit deal: lawmaker

21 Mar 2019

DUBLIN The small Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is no closer to backing her EU divorce agreement as talks between the sides continue, the party's Brexit spokesman said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-DUP no closer to backing PM's Brexit deal - lawmaker

21 Mar 2019

* Wilson says lots of gaps in negotiations, time running out (Adds details, quotes)

UK no-deal tariffs a 'potential disaster' for Irish farmers

13 Mar 2019

DUBLIN/BELFAST Plans by Britain to levy import tariffs on beef, lamb, pork and dairy products if it crashes out of the EU without a deal would be potentially disastrous for Irish farmers, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said on Wednesday.

Ireland finally find Six Nations form with France win

10 Mar 2019

DUBLIN Ireland finally produced some Six Nations form on Sunday by hammering France with a 26-14 scoreline that flattered the visitors to keep alive their remote chance of back-to-back titles ahead of next weekend's finale of games.

Dominant Ireland get some of their rhythm back - Schmidt

10 Mar 2019

DUBLIN Ireland got a bit of their rhythm back in Sunday's dominant win over France and will push to finish as well as they can after putting some of the frustration of a flat Six Nations start behind them, coach Joe Schmidt said.

Rugby-Dominant Ireland get some of their rhythm back - Schmidt

10 Mar 2019

DUBLIN, March 10 Ireland got a bit of their rhythm back in Sunday's dominant win over France and will push to finish as well as they can after putting some of the frustration of a flat Six Nations start behind them, coach Joe Schmidt said.

CRH eyes more share buybacks, acquisitions amid bright outlook

28 Feb 2019

DUBLIN Irish building materials group CRH grew its earnings by 3 percent last year and said on Thursday that further expected growth in 2019 would likely open the door for more share buybacks and acquisitions.

Bank of Ireland margins fall on UK market competition

25 Feb 2019

DUBLIN Bank of Ireland expects the profitability of its lending business to fall this year following a dip in the final quarter of 2018, as stiff competition in Britain offsets progress on costs and loan growth.

Sceptical EU ready to help May with Brexit package - Ireland's Coveney

15 Feb 2019

DUBLIN The parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy has increased doubt among European Union states that she can seal a departure agreement, Ireland's foreign minister said on Friday.

World News

Mueller submits Trump-Russia report, lawmakers urge quick release

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday handed in a confidential report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by U.S. President Donald Trump, setting off a clamour from lawmakers in both parties for the document's quick release.