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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Dec 06 2017

Italian union plans first Ryanair pilot strike as Dublin staff vote on action

DUBLIN Ryanair will cut the pay and conditions of pilots at its Dublin home base if they vote for industrial action, the airline said on Wednesday as an Italian union said its members would hold the company's first-ever strike next week.

Dec 04 2017

May heads for Brussels as last-minute Brexit talks go on

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN British negotiators were locked in last-minute talks with their European Union and Irish counterparts on Monday, trying to put together a Brexit deal that Prime Minister Theresa May might agree over lunch in Brussels.

Nov 30 2017

Ireland demands 'significantly more clarity' from UK over Brexit border

DUBLIN/BRUSSELS Ireland needs Britain to provide "significantly more clarity" on its plans for the Irish border, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Thursday, denting hopes that London was on the verge of a deal to move on to the second phase of Brexit talks.

Nov 28 2017

Irish deputy PM resigns, averting election threat

DUBLIN Ireland's scandal-hit deputy prime minister resigned on Tuesday, averting a government collapse and potential snap election that had threatened to complicate Brexit talks next month between Britain and the European Union.

Nov 24 2017

Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit summit

DUBLIN Ireland's minority government looked set to collapse within days on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain's plans to leave the European Union. | Video

Nov 23 2017

Irish government on verge of collapse ahead of EU Brexit summit

DUBLIN The Irish government was on the verge of collapse on Thursday after the party whose votes Prime Minister Leo Varadkar depends on to pass legislation said it would seek to remove the deputy prime minister in a breach of their cooperation agreement.

Nov 20 2017

Gerry Adams to step down in end of an era for Irish nationalism

DUBLIN Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

Nov 18 2017

Gerry Adams: Face of IRA who helped cement Northern Ireland peace

DUBLIN As the public face of the Irish Republican Army during its bombing campaigns, then peacemaker and mainstream politician, Gerry Adams has been a defining figure of Northern Ireland's 50-year journey from sectarian torment to relative stability.

Nov 17 2017

German union tells Ryanair pilots industrial action is likely

DUBLIN A German pilots' union has told its members that industrial action against Irish carrier Ryanair is likely to be needed to force management to overhaul the way it negotiates with its staff.

Nov 15 2017

Ireland says new thinking from UK needed for Brexit breakthrough

DUBLIN New thinking is needed from the British government to secure agreement on the Irish border and allow Brexit talks to move onto the next phase as the current proposals are not credible, Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday.

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