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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

Jun 07 2018

Irish banker's conviction marks end of long road to justice

DUBLIN, June 7 An Irish judge will draw a line this month under prosecutions stemming from a banking crisis which drove Ireland to the brink of bankruptcy, sentencing the head of its biggest failed bank.

Jun 01 2018

UK considering giving Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status - source

LONDON/DUBLIN The United Kingdom could propose giving Northern Ireland joint UK and European Union status so it can trade freely with both, in an attempt to break the deadlock in Brexit negotiations, a government official said.

May 28 2018

Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

DUBLIN Irish people paid homage on Sunday to an Indian immigrant woman whose death inspired a historic vote to repeal Ireland's strict abortion laws while the Catholic Church rued the outcome saying it showed indifference to its teachings.

May 27 2018

Ireland ends abortion ban as 'quiet revolution' transforms country

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister on Saturday hailed the culmination of "a quiet revolution" in what was once one of Europe's most socially conservative countries after a landslide referendum vote to liberalize highly restrictive laws on abortion. | Video

May 25 2018

Ireland set to end abortion ban in landslide vote: exit polls

DUBLIN The people of Ireland are set to liberalize some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws by a landslide, two exit polls from a referendum showed on Friday, as voters demanded change in what two decades ago was one of Europe's most socially conservative countries. | Video

May 24 2018

Campaigners make final pitches on eve of Ireland's abortion referendum

DUBLIN The rival sides in Ireland's decades-old battle over abortion made their final pitches to voters on Thursday, the eve of a referendum on liberalizing one of the world's strictest bans on terminations. | Video

May 23 2018

Paddy Power Betfair merging U.S business with FanDuel

DUBLIN Paddy Power Betfair has agreed to merge its U.S. business with fantasy sports company FanDuel to target the U.S. sports betting market that is set to open up in the coming years, the Irish bookmaker said on Wednesday.

May 23 2018

Rugby - No let up as Ireland name strong squad for Australia tour

DUBLIN Ireland named a strong squad for next month's tour of Australia as coach Joe Schmidt opted against resting some of his Six Nations grand slam winners in favour of building further momentum ahead of next year's World Cup.

May 23 2018

Irish PM urges voters to see through last minute abortion 'tactics'

DUBLIN Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar accused campaigners opposing a referendum on liberalizing Ireland's abortion regime of trying to dupe voters into thinking the government could still change the laws even if they voted 'No'. | Video

May 21 2018

Higher fuel and staff costs to weigh on Ryanair profits

DUBLIN Ryanair expects annual profits to fall for the first time in five years due to higher fuel and staffing costs and flat fares, Europe's biggest low-cost airline said on Monday. | Video


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