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Are the French being Bastilles?
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Are the French being Bastilles?
The words “French resistance” are taking on a whole new meaning of late. And if there was a time when the Irish would look to France for comfort an...
Possible U.S. money heading for Bank of Ireland
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Possible U.S. money heading for Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland was being tight lipped this week on reports in Irish newspapers that it is in advanced talks with a number of private equity invest...
Meeting Ryanair half way?
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Meeting Ryanair half way?
Irish budget airline Ryanair has indicated its interest in operating across the Atlantic on more than one occasion in recent years. And one of the ...
VIP visits boost Irish hotels
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VIP visits boost Irish hotels
They didn't sleep in any Irish hotels so none can name a suite after President Obama or Queen Elizabeth but the recent visit to Ireland of both are...
O'Brien warns of paper's finances
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O'Brien warns of paper's finances
Leading Irish business businessman Denis O'Brien, the largest shareholder in Dublin-based Independent News and Media, has warned that said that the...
ITLG launches U.S. east coast chapter in NY
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ITLG launches U.S. east coast chapter in NY
The Silicon Valley, California-based Irish Technology Leadership Group launched a New York-based east coast chapter recently at a gathering in Manh...
Irish jobless rate rises again
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Irish jobless rate rises again
The number of unemployment claims in Ireland rose again in May. The "seasonally adjusted live register" rose by 2,600 over the month, bringing the ...
Irish animation a bright spot amid gloom
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Irish animation a bright spot amid gloom
The headlines about the Irish economy may be doom and gloom but there is magical side to it if you look closely at some its exports. For example th...
United in corporate tax heaven
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United in corporate tax heaven
Ireland's low corporate tax rate has drawn fire from other countries in the European Union and indeed from the United States, but there's one place...
So will queen and president lure visitors?
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So will queen and president lure visitors?
Queen Elizabeth and President Obama have said their goodbyes, leaving a warm afterglow in their respective wakes. Now Irish tourism chiefs are hopi...
US Airways launches Charlotte route
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US Airways launches Charlotte route
US Airways has opened up a new Charlotte, North Carolina service to Dublin that will augment its existing flights to Ireland out of Philadelphia. T...
Economic growth on hold
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Economic growth on hold
Predictions of even modest growth in the Irish economy this year have been dampened by the latest assessment from the Organization for Economic Coo...