Ireland

Irish fin min sees some leeway to ease Greek debt burden

DUBLIN - There is some leeway to make Greece's debt more affordable by finding a new arrangement on the length and interest rates of its loans, Ireland's finance minister said following a meeting of euro zone finance chiefs on Monday.

Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son as 'guest'

AMMAN - The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State fighters after his plane crashed in Syria said he did not consider his son a hostage and called on his captors to treat him as a "guest". | Video

Northern Ireland rivals clinch deal on austerity, historic crimes

BELFAST - Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland struck a deal on Tuesday covering austerity spending and historic crimes, staving off a collapse of the power-sharing government set up in 1998 to end decades of sectarian violence.

World, 23 Dec 2014

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.

World, 12 Dec 2014

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
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Japan vows to work with Jordan to secure hostage release

TOKYO - Japan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after the killing last week of another Japanese captive, but it reiterated that it would not give in to terrorism.