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Padraic Halpin

Ireland considering port checks on whole island in no-deal Brexit

Jul 12 2019

DUBLIN Ireland is exploring the idea of checking live animals and animal products from Britain as they arrive at ports on the whole island of Ireland if there is a no-deal Brexit, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.

Irish GDP makes strong start to 2019; 2018 growth revised up to 8.2%

Jul 11 2019

DUBLIN Ireland's gross domestic product grew 2.4% in the first quarter of 2019, growth for last year was revised up to 8.2%, and the finance minister said the momentum had continued through the second quarter.

UPDATE 1-Irish GDP makes strong start to 2019; 2018 growth revised up to 8.2%

Jul 11 2019

* Strong growth adds to Brexit "coping capacity" (Adds comments from finance minister, analysts)

Ireland flags need for no-deal Brexit checks, just not at border

Jul 09 2019

DUBLIN Ireland will not impose any restrictions along its now open border with British-run Northern Ireland if Britain quits the EU without a deal but will need to take "some action somewhere" to protect the EU single market, its foreign minister said.

Ireland to step up plans for 'significant' risk of no-deal Brexit

Jul 08 2019

DUBLIN Ireland will step up its preparations for a disorderly Brexit this week given the chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal have never been higher, foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Monday.

Irish tax take broadly on target as health overspend reigned in

Jul 02 2019

DUBLIN Ireland's tax take was just 0.5% behind target for 2019 at the midway point of the year, the finance department said on Tuesday, an improvement on a month ago as an underperformance in corporate tax receipts was mostly reversed.

Ireland faces backlash from farmers, opposition over Mercosur deal

Jul 02 2019

DUBLIN A draft trade deal between the European Union and Mercosur bloc of South American countries has put Ireland's government under intense pressure from farmers and opposition parties concerned over the impact on the country's beef sector.

Ireland Brexit budget plan will not upset investors - debt chief

Jul 01 2019

DUBLIN Ireland's plans to swing to a budget deficit of up to 1.5% of gross domestic product if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal will not dent investor confidence in the country, its debt chief said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Ireland Brexit budget plan will not upset investors -debt chief

Jul 01 2019

* No Brexit hit to prices yet, investors can afford to wait (Adds details, quotes)

Irish economy could contract in no-deal Brexit, PM says

Jun 26 2019

DUBLIN Ireland's fast growing economy could suddenly contract if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, a prospect that has become more likely, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.

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