Ireland

AeroMexico Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Ireland

DUBLIN - A Boeing 787 Dreamliner en route from Mexico City to Paris made an emergency landing at Ireland's Shannon Airport on Monday and all 193 people on board disembarked safely, a spokesman for the airport said on Monday.

EU states at odds on eve of summit on migration crisis

BRUSSELS/VIENNA - Austria threatened to reimpose controls on its Hungarian border and Britain considered adding security around the French port of Calais on Wednesday as divided EU leaders prepared to debate how to stem a flood of desperate migrants.

World, 24 Jun 2015

Eight EU nations urge caution on Internet regulation

BRUSSELS - Eight European Union nations including Britain, Ireland and Poland on Tuesday urged caution with regulating the Internet, as Brussels prepares a sweeping review of the behavior of web giants that could see them subjected to new rules.

Tech, 23 Jun 2015

Greek debt burden can be eased if they 'give something': Irish minister

DUBLIN - Greece has scope to secure a deal to make its debt more sustainable by extending maturities and lowering interest rates but only in exchange for reforms, Ireland's finance minister said on Tuesday.

Greece, 16 Jun 2015

Facebook plans new data center in growing Irish cloud hub

DUBLIN - Facebook plans to open a new data center in Ireland, the social network said on Monday, becoming the latest technology giant to set up an energy efficient center in Ireland's recovering economy.

Tech, Facebook 15 Jun 2015

After gay marriage, impatient Ireland moves debate onto abortion

DUBLIN - When Gerry and Gay Edwards watched the joy sparked by Ireland's vote to allow gay marriage last month, they did not see the same country that had forced them abroad to end a doomed pregnancy 14 years ago. | Video

World, Subjects, Gay Marriage 09 Jun 2015

FIFA says paid Ireland 5 million euros, not dollars

DUBLIN - FIFA paid Ireland's FA (FAI) 5 million euros to avoid a legal case over a controversial World Cup playoff defeat, 50 percent more than the $5 million it reported on Thursday at 2009 exchange rates, world soccer's governing body said.

Sports, 05 Jun 2015

FIFA paid Ireland's FA $5 million to stop legal action

DUBLIN - FIFA paid Ireland's FA (FAI) $5 million to avoid a legal case over a controversial World Cup playoff defeat in 2009, world soccer's governing body confirmed on Thursday.

Sports, 04 Jun 2015

Irish broadcaster allowed to report speech accusing billionaire

DUBLIN - Ireland's state broadcaster aired a lawmaker’s speech accusing a billionaire of obtaining sweetheart bank loans, after a court ruled on Tuesday that the right to report on parliament trumped a court order to muzzle potentially libelous allegations.

World, 02 Jun 2015

Buying sex a criminal offense under controversial Northern Ireland law

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Men who use prostitutes in Northern Ireland face up to a year in jail or a fine under a new law criminalizing the purchase of sex, which came into force on Monday, and which advocacy groups say will help stamp out sex trafficking.

World, 01 Jun 2015
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'Yes' camp takes slim lead in Greek bailout referendum poll

ATHENS - Supporters of Greece's bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin opinion poll lead over the 'No' vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum that may determine the country's future in the euro zone. | Video