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Varadkar bounce gives Ireland's Fine Gael eight-point poll lead


DUBLIN Ireland's ruling Fine Gael party has opened up an eight-point lead over its nearest rival, an opinion poll showed on Sunday, suggesting the minority government was seeing a bounce under new prime minister Leo Varadkar.

Ryanair loses EU court battle to keep Irish law for crew abroad

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS Ryanair lost an EU court battle on Thursday in which the airline had sought to continue forcing cabin crew based outside Ireland to take their disputes to Irish courts, in a case with implications across the low-cost airline sector. | Video

World, Sep 14 2017

Northern Ireland leaders appeal to VP Pence on Bombardier challenge

BELFAST A dispute between Boeing Co and Canadian rival Bombardier that risks thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland could impact peace in the region, the leaders of its two main parties warned U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

Northern Ireland fears Brexit loss of EU peacemaking and cash

BELFAST The European Union has long aided efforts to heal the deep divisions that plague Northern Ireland, and many people on both sides of the sectarian rift fear what might happen when Brexit forces it to walk away.

World, Sep 13 2017

Britain's May presses Northern Ireland leaders to restore power-sharing government

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken with the leaders of Northern Ireland's two main parties to press them to restore a power-sharing government that collapsed in January.

World, Sep 13 2017

British PM May asks Trump to help over Boeing's Bombardier challenge

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked President Donald Trump to intervene in a dispute between Boeing Co and Canadian rival Bombardier to help secure thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland.

Aerospace & Defense, Sep 12 2017

Bombardier jobs hugely important to Northern Ireland: PM May's spokesman

LONDON Jobs at aerospace firm Bombardier in Northern Ireland are hugely important to the province's economy, British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday, explaining her intervention in a trade dispute with U.S. rival Boeing .

Aerospace & Defense, Sep 12 2017

UK says is 'vitally important' Boeing and Bombardier dispute is settled

LONDON Britain said on Tuesday it was "vitally important" that a trade dispute between U.S. plane maker Boeing Co and its Canadian rival Bombardier, a major employer in Northern Ireland, was settled.

Aerospace & Defense, Sep 12 2017

Dublin rejects British proposal for post-Brexit Irish border

TALLINN Ireland dismissed British proposals for the Irish border after Brexit as unconvincing on Friday, a day after the EU chief negotiator said they amounted to a demand the bloc suspend its laws for Britain. | Video

World, Sep 08 2017

EU must be part of U.S. Middle East peace push, Ireland says

TALLINN Israelis and Palestinians will face more unrest over the next year without a revival of a long-fractured Middle East peace process that the European Union must be part of, Ireland's foreign minister said on Friday.

World, Israel Sep 08 2017

Strong quake near Mexico City kills at least 226, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

MEXICO CITY Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 226. | Video