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Padraic Halpin

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

Aug 10 2018

Ryanair strike hits 55,000 passengers across Europe

DUBLIN/BERLIN Ryanair endured its worst one-day strike on Friday after a walk-out by pilots in five European countries disrupted the plans of an estimated 55,000 travelers with the budget airline at the height of the summer holiday season. | Video

Aug 08 2018

Brexit jobs feast pushes up wages in Ireland's financial sector

DUBLIN/LONDON Ireland's allure as a post-Brexit base for global financial firms has driven wages for some roles considerably higher with some positions offering 15 percent more than a year ago.

Aug 08 2018

Paddy Power Betfair cuts outlook despite positive quarter

DUBLIN Paddy Power Betfair , cut its full-year outlook due to the introduction of additional taxes and losses from its growing U.S. business, even as earnings and revenue grew at a much faster rate in the second quarter.

Aug 03 2018

Ryanair proposes mediator for Irish pilots union talks

DUBLIN Ryanair proposed that a third-party mediator join talks with a trade union representing its Irish pilots who went on strike for a fourth time on Friday before wider stoppages planned around Europe next week.

Aug 02 2018

Ryanair Irish pilots to join widening strike on Aug. 10

DUBLIN Ryanair's directly-employed pilots in Ireland will join colleagues in Sweden and Belgium on strike in an escalating day of action on Aug. 10, the fifth one-day walkout in the airline's home market.

Jul 30 2018

Bank of Ireland grows net loan book, cuts costs

DUBLIN Bank of Ireland was on course to grow its loan book annually for the first time in over a decade and cut its costs in the first six months of the year to make early progress towards new medium-term targets.

Jul 27 2018

Allied Irish profits steady as big dent made in bad loans

DUBLIN Allied Irish Banks (AIB) reported steady first-half profits, lower bad loans and higher lending and capital on Friday as it continues to recover a decade after the country's banking crash.

Jul 25 2018

Strike-hit Ryanair warns of job losses as cuts Dublin fleet

DUBLIN Ryanair has told more than 300 pilots and cabin crew that they risk losing their jobs as it cuts its Dublin-based fleet by 20 percent for the winter season after strikes hurt bookings in its home market. | Video

Jul 11 2018

UK's Harry and Meghan visit Dublin in first trip as married couple

DUBLIN Prince Harry paid tribute on Tuesday to Britain's complex and "at times tragic" shared history with Ireland, at the start of a two-day visit to Dublin with his wife Meghan, their first trip abroad since their wedding in May. | Video

Jul 11 2018

Football 'definitely' coming home, Prince Harry predicts on Irish trip

DUBLIN Britain's Prince Harry confidently predicted that England would lift the World Cup as Gareth Southgate's men prepare for their semi-final against Croatia later on Wednesday.


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