KKR and Irish investment fund bid to revive house building


DUBLIN - U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co LP and Ireland's new strategic investment fund will launch a 500 million euro ($552 million) joint venture to provide credit for builders amid a severe housing shortage.

Apple removes Nest Labs thermostats from U.S. stores

- Apple Inc said it had removed Nest Labs' Internet-connected thermostats from its U.S. online and retail stores, a year after the home automation maker was bought by Google Inc for $3.3 billion.

Tech, 24 Jul 2015

New Irish law recognizes existence of transgender people

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender people in Ireland have won legal recognition of their status through the passage of a law allowing them to change their legal gender with no medical or state intervention.

World, 16 Jul 2015

Irish finance minister sees more than 50 percent chance of Greek deal

DUBLIN - Ireland's finance minister sees a better than 50 percent chance of Greece reaching a deal with its creditors by a weekend deadline following a "distinct change of mood" in recent days.

World, 09 Jul 2015

Senior member of Irish PM's party says outline of Greek deal clear

DUBLIN - A senior member of Ireland's ruling party Fine Gael on Sunday said the use of EU structural funds, funding from the ECB and debt restructuring could be a part of a new bailout deal for Greece if it makes clear it wants to remain in the euro zone.

World, 05 Jul 2015

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.

World, Mexico 29 Jun 2015

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

Russia vetoes bid to set up tribunal for downed flight MH17

UNITED NATIONS - Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine. | Video