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Irish government faces vote of no confidence in whistleblower scandal

Ireland’s fragile minority government could come crashing down due to a police whistleblower scandal after the opposition Sinn Fein party tabled a no-confidence vote Monday which is threatening to topple the Fine Gael-led government.

LinkedIn to create 200 new jobs in the Republic of Ireland

Professional networking website LinkedIn will create 200 new jobs at its regional headquarters in Dublin, the company and the Irish government said Tuesday.

Irish, Northern Irish leaders hold talks on Brexit impact

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and senior ministers met their Northern Irish counterparts to discuss the potential impact of Britain leaving the European Union on Friday, as both sides stressed the need to preserve an open border.

Increases in social welfare, tax cuts in Ireland's "fiver" budget

Ireland announced its 2017 budget on Tuesday with a 5-euro weekly increase in state pensions and social welfare payments and tax cuts worth 5 euros to most workers, prompting commentators to call it a "fiver" budget.

Irish lawmakers approve appeal against EU's Apple tax ruling

Irish lawmakers late Wednesday approved the government's appeal of a European Commission ruling that said US technology giant Apple owed Ireland billion of dollars in back taxes.

Irish government to "defend integrity of tax system" in Apple appeal

The Irish government called Wednesday for parliamentary support in its appeal against the European Commission, which ruled last week that Ireland granted billions of dollars in illegal tax favours to US technology giant Apple.

Ireland plans legal action against EU over Apple tax decision

The Irish government agreed Friday to appeal a decision by the European Union which forces the country to collect billions of euros from US technology giant Apple, a spokesman said.

Reports: EU to rule against Apple's Irish tax arrangements

The European Commission is poised to announce that tax benefits offered to US technology giant Apple constitute illegal state aid, according to media reports late Monday.

Frankfurt tipped to be big winner from Brexit: study

German financial centre Frankfurt stands to emerge as a bigger winner from Britain's plans to leave the European Union, according a study released on Thursday.

Three former Irish bank executives sentenced for 2008 fraud scheme

Three former executives connected to the failed Anglo Irish Bank were sentenced to prison for a 7.2-billion-euro (10.1-billion-dollar) conspiracy to defraud in 2008, Irish broadcaster RTE reported on Friday.

Ireland records 26-per-cent leap in 2015 economic growth

Ireland's economy grew by an astonishing 26 per cent last year, the government said on Tuesday, as analysts said growth was skewed by one-off events including aviation contracts, corporate restructuring and the relocation of assets to Ireland.

Irish fear for border, currency and trade after Brexit shock

No country has closer economic and political ties to Britain than Ireland, leaving it vulnerable to fallout from London's severance from Brussels.

Kenny vows to shield Ireland from Brexit fallout, seeks border talks

Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Monday that his government will "take steps to protect economic stability in Ireland" following Britain's vote to leave the EU, adding that the fallout from the vote should not affect Ireland's budget for 2017.

Kenny seeks early discussions on Northern Ireland, border

"Early bilateral discussions" between Dublin and London on Britain's vote to leave the European Union will focus on Northern Ireland, the border and the common travel area, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny told the Irish Parliament.

Ireland celebrates first anniversary of same-sex marriage vote

More than 400 couples have wed since a referendum succeeded in making Ireland the first nation to approve same-sex marriage through a popular vote.

Ireland fears major impact if Britain votes to leave EU

Irish exporters, British-based Irish citizens and the Irish government all worry that a Brexit, or British exit from the EU, could harm their interests and jolt the country's economy.

The 1916 rising and the road to Irish independence

Historians and politicians see the 1916 Easter Rising as a key event in the formation of modern Ireland. These are the main events surrounding the rebellion against British rule and the creation of an Irish republic:

No new Irish government in sight as hung parliament opens

The new Irish parliament opened on Thursday with no immediate prospect of a government being formed following last month's inconclusive general election.

Irish politics in "flux" after election produces no clear winner

Ireland's governing Fine Gael and opposition Fianna Fail were both claiming on Monday that they could form the next government as the count was ongoing for the final 10 seats to be filled.

Uncertainty in Ireland as no clear winner emerges in election

Uncertainty over the make-up of the next government was dominant in Ireland as the general election count continued Sunday.

Exit poll: Ireland governing coalition to lose majority

Ireland's governing coalition led by outgoing Prime Minister Enda Kenny may have lost its overall majority in parliament, according to an exit poll released after voting ended in Friday's election.

No clear winner expected in Irish general elections

The Irish electorate was tipped to reject mainstream parties in an election expected to have an indecisive result.