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Ireland set for record corporate tax haul again in 2019

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DUBLIN Ireland expects to collect more than 11 billion euros from corporate tax receipts in 2019, significantly higher than the 9.5 billion it had pencilled in at the start of the year, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Wednesday.

J D Wetherspoon first-quarter sales rise, sees in-line full year performance 13 Nov 2019

Pub operator J D Wetherspoon Plc posted higher first-quarter total sales on Wednesday, as customers spent more money at its nearly 900 pubs across Britain and Ireland.

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Two-year-old daughter of Islamic State detainee is Ireland's main concern - minister 12 Nov 2019

DUBLIN An Irish citizen aligned to Islamic State who is set to be deported from Turkey has the right to return to Ireland but the government's main concern is for the safe repatriation of her two-year-old daughter, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday.

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Dutch striker Depay a doubt for Belfast clash 12 Nov 2019

AMSTERDAM Netherlands forward Memphis Depay is an injury doubt for their key Euro 2020 Group C qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast on Saturday while Georginio Wijnaldum is battling the flu, coach Ronald Koeman said on Tuesday.

Soccer-Dutch striker Depay a doubt for Belfast clash 12 Nov 2019

AMSTERDAM, Nov 12 Netherlands forward Memphis Depay is an injury doubt for their key Euro 2020 Group C qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast on Saturday while Georginio Wijnaldum is battling the flu, coach Ronald Koeman said on Tuesday.

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Brexit extension set to boost Irish economy - finance minister 12 Nov 2019

DUBLIN The extension of Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union means there is likely to be some upside to neighbouring Ireland's economic growth forecasts, the Irish finance minister said on Tuesday.

Soccer-O'Neill joins Stoke while managing N.Ireland to Euro 2020 playoffs 08 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 8 Michael O'Neill joined Stoke City as manager on a three-and-a-half year contract on Friday while also remaining in charge of Northern Ireland for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers and a potential playoff in March next year.

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Balbirnie to succeed long-serving Porterfield as Ireland captain 08 Nov 2019

DUBLIN William Porterfield has stepped down as Ireland's test and one-day captain after more than 11 years at the helm with Andrew Balbirnie succeeding him, Cricket Ireland said on Friday.

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AZ Alkmaar duo get first Netherlands call up 08 Nov 2019

AMSTERDAM Myron Boadu and Calvin Stengs received maiden call-ups to the Netherlands squad on Friday for their last two Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Northern Ireland and at home to Estonia.

Cricket-Balbirnie to succeed long-serving Porterfield as Ireland captain 08 Nov 2019

DUBLIN, Nov 8 William Porterfield has stepped down as Ireland's test and one-day captain after more than 11 years at the helm with Andrew Balbirnie succeeding him, Cricket Ireland said on Friday.

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Hong Kong students arm themselves for showdown amid talk of curfew

HONG KONG Pro-democracy protesters paralysed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways as students built barricades and stockpiled makeshift weapons, setting the stage for campus showdowns.