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Ireland mourns its 'most loved Englishman' Jack Charlton

Jul 11 2020

DUBLIN Ireland mourned as one on Saturday former national soccer manager Jack Charlton, whose achievements transcended the sport and made him a hero despite hailing from old rivals England.

Ireland mourns its 'most loved Englishman' Jack Charlton

Jul 11 2020

DUBLIN Ireland mourned as one on Saturday former national soccer manager Jack Charlton, whose achievements transcended the sport and made him a hero despite hailing from old rivals England.

Ireland mourns its 'most loved Englishman' Jack Charlton

Jul 11 2020

DUBLIN, July 11 Ireland mourned as one on Saturday former national soccer manager Jack Charlton, whose achievements transcended the sport and made him a hero despite hailing from old rivals England.

Ireland's 'Prudent Paschal' takes Eurogroup chair

Jul 09 2020

DUBLIN Irish finance minister Paschal Donohoe brings a reputation for fiscal caution to his new role as president of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers, having won plaudits for delivering Ireland's first budget surplus in a decade in 2018.

Ireland sees 'very challenging' 24 months for foreign direct investment

Jul 08 2020

DUBLIN The coronavirus pandemic is likely to significantly reduce global foreign direct investment flows into 2021, creating a "very challenging" 24 months for a key part of Ireland's economy, the state foreign investment agency said on Wednesday.

Sinn Fein criticised for virus risks at ex-IRA prisoner's funeral

Jul 01 2020

DUBLIN Northern Ireland's first minister called on her deputy to apologise for undermining coronavirus restrictions at the funeral of a member of her Sinn Fein party and ex-Irish Republican Army (IRA) prisoner that attracted large crowds.

Lockdown easing pits Irish health officials against airline bosses

Jul 01 2020

DUBLIN Ryanair used its return to a more regular schedule on Wednesday to pile pressure on its home market of Ireland to ease travel restrictions in a debate that has pitted airline bosses against increasingly cautious health officials.

Irish unemployment falls, spending on the rise

Jun 30 2020

DUBLIN Irish debit and credit card spending stood just 4% lower year-on-year last week, even as separate data on Tuesday reflecting the gradual reopening of the economy showed 22.5% of the workforce were temporarily or permanently unemployed.

Martin named new Irish prime minister, vows to tackle deep recession

Jun 27 2020

DUBLIN Ireland's parliament picked veteran opposition leader Micheál Martin as prime minister on Saturday to head the first coalition uniting the two parties that have battled each other for power since a civil war nearly a century ago.

Rotating premiership in recession should force "spiky pragmatism" on Irish leaders

Jun 27 2020

DUBLIN Bitter rivals since civil war nearly a century ago, Ireland's two main centrist parties joined forces for the first time on Saturday under a deal that requires alternating prime ministers during the worst recession in memory.

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