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Irish government survives confidence vote, pressure on PM rises

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DUBLIN Ireland's minority government on Wednesday survived a parliamentary vote of no-confidence over its handling of a policing scandal, but Prime Minister Enda Kenny faced growing calls from members of his own party to step aside.

Northern Ireland's peace generation frozen out by politics of war

BELFAST/BESSBROOK, Northern Ireland The sudden collapse of a power-sharing agreement that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland has angered a younger generation who feel robbed of their future by the failure of politicians to get over the sectarian prejudices of the past.

World, Feb 12 2017

Ireland asks EU for "invisible" post-Brexit UK border

BRUSSELS Ireland asked EU negotiators on Thursday to help it keep the border across the island "invisible" after Brussels reaches a Brexit deal with London that will take the British province of Northern Ireland out of the European Union.

World, Feb 09 2017

Factbox: Who decides whether Scotland holds a new independence referendum?

EDINBURGH The June Brexit referendum called the future of the United Kingdom into question because majorities in England and Wales voted to leave but in Scotland and Northern Ireland, most people voted to stay.

World, Feb 08 2017

Ireland challenges Facebook in threat to cross-border data pact

DUBLIN Ireland's privacy watchdog has launched a bid to refer Facebook's data transfer mechanism to the European Union's top court in a landmark case that could put the shifting of data across the Atlantic under renewed legal threat.

Tech, Facebook Feb 07 2017

Irish calculation similar to EU on Apple tax estimate: minister

DUBLIN The European Commission's estimate that Apple owes Ireland up to 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in a disputed tax ruling is unlikely to be altered greatly by Dublin's calculations, the Irish finance minister said on Thursday.

Tech, Feb 02 2017

Irish cabinet 'fully in favor' of retaining U.S. customs pre-clearance

DUBLIN Ireland's cabinet is fully in favor of retaining U.S. customs pre-clearance arrangements at the country's airports, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Tuesday, a day after calling for a review of the arrangements.

World, Jan 31 2017

EU set to meet green energy goal; UK trails: document

BRUSSELS The European Union is on track to meet its goal for renewables to supply up 20 percent of its energy by 2020, the EU executive said in a report seen by Reuters, although Britain, Ireland and Luxembourg are lagging behind.

Ireland to review U.S. customs pre-clearance at Irish airports

DUBLIN Ireland will conduct a complete review of U.S. customs pre-clearance arrangements at its airports following the concern caused by President Donald Trump's curbs on immigration, the government said on Monday.

Politics, Election 2016, World, U.S., Jan 30 2017

UK's May wants as seamless an Irish border as possible

DUBLIN Britain needs to find a solution that allows as seamless and as frictionless a border as possible to remain between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic once it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

World, Jan 30 2017
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Malaysia says still to establish what killed North Korean

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities said on Tuesday they had still to establish what was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and the body had not been formally identified as no next of kin have come forward.