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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

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Dominant Ireland lay down early World Cup marker

DUBLIN Not for the first time Ireland have raised expectations of an elusive World Cup breakthrough by delivering Six Nations success just as the tournament comes into view.

Mar 15 2018

UPDATE 1-Ireland make one change for grand slam decider

DUBLIN, March 15 Ireland coach Joe Schmidt made one change for Saturday's Six Nations finale against England as they bid for just their third grand slam in over 100 years having already secured the championship.

Mar 14 2018

Ireland's PTSB operating profit falls on impairment charge

DUBLIN, March 14 Full year underlying profits at Ireland's permanent tsb (PTSB) fell 65 percent year-on-year as the bank took a higher impairment charge ahead of a controversial sale of non-performing loans (NPLs).

Mar 13 2018

Ireland refers extradition case to ECJ over Polish law changes

DUBLIN An Irish High Court judge has referred a Polish extradition case to Europe's top court over concerns that recent judicial reforms have been "so immense" that the rule of law in Poland has been systematically damaged.

Mar 08 2018

UK border stance threatens to stall Brexit talks: EU's Tusk

DUBLIN Brexit negotiations risk stalling if Britain does not present a realistic solution for the future of the Irish border after London rejected an EU fallback proposal last week, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday.

Mar 08 2018

UPDATE 1-Ireland's Furlong, Ringrose return for Scotland clash

DUBLIN, March 8 Ireland welcomed back prop Tadhg Furlong and were able to call on centre Garry Ringrose for the first time in nine months as coach Joe Schmidt named his side for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Scotland.

Mar 08 2018

Ryanair recognizes Italy pilots union in major breakthrough

DUBLIN Ryanair signed a deal on Thursday recognizing Italian pilots union ANPAC, its second such agreement in a major market amid talks across Europe aimed at averting strike action.

Mar 07 2018

Paddy Power Betfair investment plan brings short term pain

DUBLIN Shares in Paddy Power Betfair fell by more than 4 percent on Wednesday after the gambling group's plans to increase marketing spend and boost sluggish European growth led to downgrades in earnings forecasts.

Mar 06 2018

Smurfit Kappa rejects International Paper's $10 billion bid

DUBLIN/NEW YORK Smurfit Kappa Group Plc , Europe's largest paper packaging producer, said on Tuesday it had rejected a takeover offer from U.S. peer International Paper Co , which the suitor later revealed was worth 8 billion euros ($10 billion). | Video

Mar 05 2018

Irish PM says U.S.-Canada not a border example for Northern Ireland

DUBLIN The border between the United States and Canada does not provide an example for how to solve the issue of the future border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday.


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