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Padraic Halpin

Irish economy in rude health ahead of possible Brexit hit

13 Sep 2019

DUBLIN Ireland's gross domestic product rose by 0.7% quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of the year to stand 5.8% higher than a year ago and put the European Union's best-performing economy in a strong position ahead of a potential Brexit shock.

Ireland's Cairn Homes to pay out dividend, start buyback

12 Sep 2019

DUBLIN, Sept 12 Ireland's largest publicly listed housebuilder Cairn Homes on Thursday announced plans to buy back shares and issue a dividend for the first time, saying Brexit was having no impact on the market for homes for first-time buyers.

EU wants Trump to drop 'reckless' trade policies: incoming trade chief

10 Sep 2019

DUBLIN The European Union will seek to convince U.S President Donald Trump to see "the error of his ways" and abandon some of his reckless trade policies, the EU executive's incoming trade commissioner said on Tuesday.

EU wants Trump to drop 'reckless' trade policies - incoming trade chief

10 Sep 2019

DUBLIN The European Union will seek to convince U.S President Donald Trump to see "the error of his ways" and abandon some of his "reckless" trade policies, the EU executive's incoming trade commissioner, Phil Hogan, said on Tuesday.

Ireland's Ryan poised to make another statement at next level

10 Sep 2019

DUBLIN When Paul O'Connell's career came to an end at the last World Cup, it seemed improbable that a legend-sized hole could be filled in Ireland's second row in time for the next tournament.

Schmidt's Irish legacy assured but World Cup ceiling remains

10 Sep 2019

DUBLIN Irrespective of how Joe Schmidt's time with Ireland ends in the coming weeks, the New Zealander will still depart as the national team's greatest ever coach.

Ireland warns PM Johnson: no-backstop equals no-deal Brexit

09 Sep 2019

DUBLIN/LONDON Ireland told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday that he must make specific proposals on the future of Irish border if there is to be any hope of averting a no-deal Brexit, saying Dublin cannot rely on simple promises. | Video

Ireland beat Wales for much needed confidence booster

07 Sep 2019

DUBLIN Ireland became the world's number one ranked team with a 19-10 victory over Wales on Saturday that felt a little more like a World Cup clash than the final warm-up before the tournament begins later this month.

Ireland grab late draw with Switzerland as Danes close the gap

05 Sep 2019

DUBLIN David McGoldrick's first international goal grabbed Ireland a potentially crucial 1-1 draw in their Euro 2020 qualifier with Switzerland on Thursday as an easy victory for rivals Denmark in Gibraltar kept things incredibly tight at the top of Group D.

No proposals 'at all' from Britain on Brexit impasse, Ireland says

04 Sep 2019

DUBLIN Britain has not yet presented any solutions to solve the Brexit impasse, Ireland's foreign minister said on Wednesday after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told parliament substantial progress was being made in the negotiations.

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