UK's Cameron leaves Northern Ireland without deal to end deadlock


BELFAST - British Prime Minister David Cameron left Northern Ireland on Friday without a deal he hoped would end months of political deadlock over financial and cultural disputes in the province.

EU's Vestager aims to finish tax avoidance probes in second-quarter next year

BRUSSELS - EU regulators hope to wrap up ongoing probes into the legality of tax deals between Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Ireland with Apple, Starbucks, Amazon and Fiat by the second quarter of 2015, the EU antitrust's chief said on Thursday.

Tech, 11 Dec 2014

UK's Cameron wants end to Northern Ireland political deadlock this week

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron wants a deal to end political deadlock in Northern Ireland's power-sharing government over budget cuts this week, he said on Thursday.

World, 10 Dec 2014

Families of the Disappeared suffer as Northern Ireland drags feet on past

GLENAVY, Northern Ireland - As Brendan Megraw's coffin was lowered into his family grave 36 years after he was kidnapped and shot by the IRA, the mourners at the cemetery felt relief but also anger at Northern Ireland's reluctance to investigate its past. | Video

World, 08 Dec 2014

Citi adds 600 positions in Northern Ireland jobs boost

BELFAST - U.S. bank Citi will hire 600 people in Belfast in one of the largest expansions by a multinational in Northern Ireland in recent years.

20 Nov 2014

Irish minister expects EU case against Apple to fail

DUBLIN - Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Friday that a European Commission case against Ireland over tax breaks given to Apple Inc is likely to fail.

Mass water protests put pressure on Irish government

DUBLIN - Tens of thousands of people marched in towns across Ireland on Saturday in a second day of mass protests against water charges, the biggest display of opposition to government austerity measures since the country's banking crisis and bailout in 2010.

World, 01 Nov 2014

Ireland warns Britain against opting out of EU arrest laws

DUBLIN/LONDON - Ireland has urged Britain not to bow to domestic pressure to ditch European Union laws that allow suspected criminals to be arrested in other member states, saying such a move could undermine bilateral efforts to tackle terrorism and crime.

World, 28 Oct 2014

ECB faces test of its own as Europe braces for landmark banking review

FRANKFURT - After putting the euro zone's top 130 banks through their paces, the European Central Bank will face a test of its own on Sunday - will its landmark health check succeed in convincing investors the region's lenders are safe?

ECB tests find 800-850 million euro shortfall at PTSB: source

DUBLIN - European bank stress tests have found that Ireland's permanent tsb (PTSB) had a capital shortfall of 800 million to 850 million euros at the end of 2013, a source familiar with the process said on Friday.

24 Oct 2014

China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony

BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said.