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Fairfax unit sells more shares in Bank of Ireland


DUBLIN A subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings , one of the shareholders who helped keep Bank of Ireland out of state hands in 2011, is selling half of its remaining stake in the Irish lender, the bank managing the sale said on Friday.

France, Ireland frustrated at Britain's lack of Brexit clarity

PARIS France and Ireland on Thursday vented their frustration at the British government's slowness in outlining its plan to leave the European Union saying that they wanted some clarity in the next few weeks.

World, France, Dec 01 2016

At Zaatari camp supermarket, Syrian refugees shop with blink of an eye

MAFRAQ, Jordan At a supermarket cash register in Zaatari refugee camp, a shopper looks into a small screen as a device scans her iris. The machine checks the customer's identity before allowing her to complete the purchase without cash, e-cards or vouchers.

World, United Nations, Nov 28 2016

Pope to visit Ireland, possibly Northern Ireland

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will make the first papal trip to Ireland in nearly 40 years, the country's prime minister said on Monday, amid signs he could also become the first Roman Catholic pope to visit Northern Ireland.

World, Pope, Nov 28 2016

Irish data regulator steps up Yahoo hack probe, waits on email scanning

LONDON Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) said it had stepped up its examination of the theft of user information for 500 million Yahoo Inc accounts and that it was awaiting information from Yahoo on allegations it helped the U.S. government scan users' emails.

Tech, Nov 23 2016

Northern Ireland court refers Brexit challenge to UK Supreme Court

BELFAST An attempt by a Northern Ireland activist to block Britain's exit from the European Union was referred to the Supreme Court on Friday after the case was rejected by Belfast's High Court.

World, Nov 18 2016

Ireland's largest union threatens industrial action over pay

DUBLIN Ireland's largest trade union on Thursday said it would authorize ballots for industrial action among its public service members unless the government agrees in the next week to start new pay talks by February next year.

World, Nov 10 2016

Ireland says Trump plans should not hurt it as multinational hub

DUBLIN U.S. president-elect Donald Trump's plans to slash corporate tax rates should not keep companies from setting up operations abroad, a move that would damage a key plank of Ireland's industrial policy, the Irish finance minister said on Wednesday.

Nov 09 2016

Seeking Brexit consensus, Britain offers to share information with devolved governments

LONDON The British government on Wednesday pledged to share information with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as it tries to put together a common negotiating position for leaving the European Union while holding together a fraying United Kingdom.

World, Nov 08 2016

Ireland to formally submit appeal on Apple case this week

DUBLIN Ireland's government will this week formally submit its appeal against the European Commission's multi-billion-euro demand for back taxes from Apple, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Tuesday.

Tech, Nov 08 2016

U.S. allies caution Trump on Syria strategy

WASHINGTON/PARIS Key U.S. allies in Europe are quietly expressing concern over President-elect Donald Trump's approach to Syria, warning that his pledge to work more closely with Russia, Damascus' main backer, will do little to diminish the terrorist threat emanating from Syria.