Ireland

Elections loom as talks fail to break Northern Ireland impasse

Snap elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly appear inevitable after talks on Thursday failed to break an impasse over the territory's power sharing agreement, the Irish and British governments...

Brexit vote prompts surge in Irish passport applications from Britain

The number of applications for Irish passports from Britain rose by 41 per cent last year, prompted mainly by the country's vote to leave the European Union, Irish Foreign Minister Charlie...

Report: 10-year-old girl dies in Ireland after transatlantic flight

A ten-year-old girl who fell ill during a transatlantic flight from Canada to Britain has died in hospital in Limerick in Ireland, Irish broadcaster RTE reported Sunday.

EU levels 130-page accusation at Ireland over Apple tax case

The European Commission published 130 pages of legal reasoning Monday for its demand that Ireland recover 13 billion euros (13.6 billion dollars) in tax benefits from US tech giant Apple.

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...

EasyJet could operate EU flights from Ireland after Brexit - report

British budget airline easyJet is considering applying for a licence to operate from Ireland to ensure it retains access to routes between European Union nations after Brexit, the Irish Times said...

Ryanair reports 7-per-cent rise in half-year profit

Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, on Monday said its profit rose 7 per cent to 1.17 billion euros (1.29 billion dollars) in the first six months of its financial year, despite a 10-per-...

Open border with Northern Ireland "critical" after Brexit, Kenny says

Keeping an open border with Northern Ireland is "critical" after Britain leaves the European Union, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Wednesday.

Kerry: Breakthrough still possible in Syria talks

A breakthrough in negotiations aimed at ending conflict in Syria is still possible before US President Barack Obama leaves office in January, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

Ryanair cuts profit forecast amid plunging pound

Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, on Tuesday warned that it expects its annual net profit to fall by up to 125 million euros (138 million dollars), mainly due to a plunge in the pound...

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...

Anti-Brexit activists erect mock border posts in Ireland

Hundreds of anti-Brexit activists erected six mock border posts between Ireland and Northern Ireland on Saturday to highlight their claim that Northern Irish voters face leaving the European Union...

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...