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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

Feb 20 2018

Ireland could consider boosting borrower protections in loan sales

DUBLIN Ireland could consider boosting protection for borrowers whose loans are sold to unregulated funds, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday, amid political opposition to a planned sale by majority state-owned permanent tsb (PTSB) .

Feb 15 2018

Ireland, Britain to seek to re-establish Northern Ireland talks

DUBLIN/BELFAST The Irish and British governments will seek a way to get talks on restoring Northern Ireland's power-sharing government back on track and neither is contemplating a return of direct rule from London, Ireland's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Feb 10 2018

Ireland thrash Italy to make it two wins from two

DUBLIN Ireland crushed Italy 56-19 on Saturday to make it two Six Nations wins out of two, running in eight tries to secure their first bonus point of the championship.

Feb 10 2018

Rugby - Ireland sweat on Henshaw injury after Italian stroll

DUBLIN Ireland may have to complete their bid for a Six Nations title without centre Robbie Henshaw but are more hopeful about prop Tadhg Furlong after the pair were injured in an otherwise stress-free 56-19 win over Italy on Saturday.

Feb 10 2018

Rugby-Ireland sweat on Henshaw injury after Italian stroll

DUBLIN, Feb 10 Ireland may have to complete their bid for a Six Nations title without centre Robbie Henshaw but are more hopeful about prop Tadhg Furlong after the pair were injured in an otherwise stress-free 56-19 win over Italy on Saturday.

Feb 09 2018

Inflation data for big economies may test nervy markets again

DUBLIN A surprise surge in U.S. wage growth has rocked global stock and bond markets in the past week, and inflation figures from three of the world's biggest economies could dictate whether investors are in for another rollercoaster ride in the coming week.

Feb 05 2018

Ireland's concerns over EU digital tax gaining wider support: finance minister

DUBLIN Ireland's concerns over how the European Union should proceed with taxing large digital businesses are shared by a growing number of countries, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told Reuters on Monday.

Feb 01 2018

Irish Deputy PM sets stage for post-referendum abortion battle

DUBLIN Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister will support a referendum to loosen restrictive abortion laws but not the more liberal rules his government will propose in their place should the vote be successful, he said on Thursday.

Feb 01 2018

Ireland hand youngster Ryan first Six Nations start

DUBLIN Ireland will hand 21-year-old Leinster lock James Ryan his first Six Nations start on Saturday, opting for a more dynamic second row partner for Iain Henderson as Joe Schmidt's side bids for a winning start in France.

Jan 30 2018

Ireland fires first shot in race for top ECB jobs

DUBLIN Ireland nominated its central bank governor Philip Lane for the post of European Central Bank vice president on Tuesday, the first shot in a high-stakes battle for the role that could foreshadow the tussle for the ECB's top job.

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