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Delay Brexit? Ireland would not stand in the way

Jan 08 2019

LONDON/DUBLIN Ireland said on Tuesday it would not block a possible request to delay Brexit after a newspaper reported that British and European officials had discussed the possibility of extending the formal divorce process from the bloc.

Irish budget returns to surplus a decade after crisis

Jan 03 2019

DUBLIN Ireland posted its first underlying budget surplus for a decade in 2018, a year ahead of government forecasts, as high windfall taxes and low interest payments ended a decade of deficits, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.

Irish PM: Any changes to Brexit cannot undermine backstop

Jan 03 2019

DUBLIN Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday the European Union would not accept clarifications or reassurances on Britain's Brexit deal that would undermine the spirit of the agreement or render any part of it inoperable.

Irish PM: Any changes to Brexit cannot undermine backstop

Jan 03 2019

DUBLIN Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday the European Union would not accept clarifications or reassurances on Britain's Brexit deal that would undermine the spirit of the agreement or render any part of it inoperable.

Ireland unveils 'stark' contingency plans for no-deal Brexit

Dec 19 2018

DUBLIN Ireland on Wednesday disclosed its first major set of contingency plans in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a withdrawal deal, including possible emergency measures to avoid any shortages of medicines and food.

Ireland unveils 'stark' contingency plans for no-deal Brexit

Dec 19 2018

DUBLIN Ireland on Wednesday disclosed its first major set of contingency plans in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a withdrawal deal, including possible emergency measures to avoid any shortages of medicines and food.

Ryanair sidesteps unions by ramping up ultra-low-cost unit

Dec 04 2018

WARSAW/DUBLIN Ryanair is ramping up a new subsidiary with weaker labor rights to better compete in eastern Europe, infuriating staff and unions by bypassing concessions granted during a year of industrial strife. | Video

Irish watchdog says budget not prudent, sees echoes of past mistakes

Nov 28 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's fiscal watchdog ruled on Wednesday that the government's budget plans for 2019 were counter to prudent economic management, its strongest warning for years that some of the policy mistakes of the recent past were being repeated.

Irish PM says hard border highly likely without Brexit deal

Nov 16 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister said on Friday his government would find it very difficult to avoid imposing a hard border on Northern Ireland if Britain crashes out of the European Union without an exit agreement.

Irish PM says hard border highly likely without Brexit deal

Nov 16 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister said on Friday his government would find it very difficult to avoid imposing a hard border on Northern Ireland if Britain crashes out of the European Union without an exit agreement.

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