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Irish GDP skewed again, but 'real' growth very strong

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DUBLIN Statistical distortions catapulted Ireland's gross domestic product (GDP) index to apparent annual growth of 10.5 percent in the third quarter, but underlying data nevertheless showed the real economy performing very strongly.

Irish GDP skewed again, but 'real' growth very strong 15 Dec 2017

DUBLIN Statistical distortions catapulted Ireland's gross domestic product (GDP) index to apparent annual growth of 10.5 percent in the third quarter, but underlying data nevertheless showed the real economy performing very strongly.

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Skewed Irish GDP likely to beat official projections - finance minister 15 Dec 2017

DUBLIN Ireland's volatile gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to beat official forecasts for growth of 5.1 percent this year after expanding sharply in the third quarter, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Friday.

BRIEF-WH Ireland Group Expects Positive Momentum To Continue Into 2018 15 Dec 2017

* ‍ISSUES A TRADING STATEMENT FOR 12 MONTH PERIOD TO 30 NOVEMBER 2017​

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Britain First leader whom Trump re-tweeted arrested again in Belfast 14 Dec 2017

BELFAST A leader of a British far-right group, whose anti-Islamic posts were retweeted by U.S. President Donald Trump causing outrage in Britain, was arrested in Northern Ireland on Thursday minutes after being bailed over a separate incident.

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Diageo warns of Brexit cost if new deal restricts trade 13 Dec 2017

EDINBURGH/LONDON Diageo said Brexit could cost it tens of millions of pounds if Britain did not replicate the EU's trade deals with other countries for Scotch whisky and keep an open border in Ireland, where it makes Guinness stout and Baileys liqueur.

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Britain committed to no hard Irish border, whatever outcome of Brexit talks - Davis 11 Dec 2017

LONDON Britain intends to prevent a hard border in Ireland after leaving the European Union whatever the outcome of talks with the bloc, UK's Brexit minister said on Monday, saying comments that this was not legally enforceable were taken out of context.

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Britain has ways to secure no hard border with Ireland post-Brexit, says minister 10 Dec 2017

LONDON Britain has two proposals on how to secure a frictionless border with EU member Ireland after Brexit, a new customs partnership or a "highly streamlined approach" to customs, Northern Ireland minister James Brokenshire said on Sunday.

Britain has ways to secure no hard border with Ireland post-Brexit, says minister 10 Dec 2017

LONDON Britain has two proposals on how to secure a frictionless border with EU member Ireland after Brexit, a new customs partnership or a "highly streamlined approach" to customs, Northern Ireland minister James Brokenshire said on Sunday.

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Irish PM sees Britain staying aligned with EU on 'lots of regulations' 08 Dec 2017

DUBLIN The Brexit agreement on the Irish border that assures Northern Ireland will stay aligned with European Union-member Ireland will probably keep Britain in sync with the EU over the longer term, Ireland's prime minister said on Friday.

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Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks

UNITED NATIONS U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a "sustained cessation" of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. | Video