Irish government parties' support falls two weeks from election: poll


DUBLIN Support for the two parties that make up Ireland's coalition government fell by a combined five percentage points in a poll published on Saturday, in the latest sign a general election in two week's time may produce an inconclusive outcome.

Dissident Irish nationalists claim fatal Dublin shooting: BBC

DUBLIN Irish nationalists opposed to Northern Ireland's peace process have told the BBC they were behind a fatal shooting last Friday at a Dublin hotel, saying it was retaliation for the killing of an ally in 2012.

World, 08 Feb 2016

Irish election hopefuls spar over century-old uprising

DUBLIN Ireland's political system emerged from the rubble of the anti-British 1916 Easter Rising, and the parties contesting this month's election in its centenary year are battling to claim the legacy of the rebellion.

World, 04 Feb 2016

First Irish cases of Zika virus detected: health executive

DUBLIN The first Irish cases of the Zika virus have been detected in two people with a history of traveling to a country affected by the mosquito-borne infection, the Health Service Executive (HSE) of Ireland said on Tuesday.

Health, U.S. 02 Feb 2016

Irish PM to name election date as economy provides boost

DUBLIN Ireland's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since 2008 and the state collected 7 percent more tax than a year ago in January in a boost for Prime Minister Enda Kenny as he prepares to set an election date on Wednesday.

World, 02 Feb 2016

Italian tax police believe Google evaded 227 million euros in taxes: sources

MILAN Italy believes Google evaded 227 million euros ($247.5 million) in taxes between 2009 and 2013 and could hit the U.S. Internet giant with hefty punitive fines, investigative sources said on Thursday.

Tech, Italy, 28 Jan 2016

Johnson Controls to buy Ireland-based Tyco for $16.5 billion

Johnson Controls Inc , a U.S. maker of car batteries and heating and ventilation equipment, agreed to acquire Ireland-based peer Tyco International Plc in a $16.5 billion deal that will lower its tax bill, the companies said on Monday. | Video

Deals, 25 Jan 2016

Hillary Clinton calls Johnson Controls-Tyco inversion 'outrageous'

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA Hillary Clinton called the planned inversion by Johnson Controls and Ireland-based Tyco “outrageous,” and said as president she would block such moves using an “exit tax.”

Deals, 25 Jan 2016

Irish PM Kenny warns of Brexit risk to Northern Ireland

LONDON A British exit from the European Union would create serious difficulties for Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny warned on Monday.

World, 25 Jan 2016

No bomb found on diverted Turkish Airlines flight from Texas

ISTANBUL/DUBLIN A Turkish Airlines flight from Houston, Texas, diverted to Shannon, Ireland, on Sunday was found to have no explosive devices on board and would take off to Istanbul soon, a spokesman for the flag carrier said.


Syrian army gains ground around Aleppo, looks to Raqqa

MUNICH/BEIRUT Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province. | Video