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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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