Articles Tagged 'Ireland'

Apple CEO says EU tax ruling ‘total political crap’: Irish Independent

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September 1, 2016

The European Union’s imposition of a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) back tax bill on Apple (AAPL.O) is “total political crap”, Chief Executive Tim Cook… READ MORE

Obama ‘comes home’ to celebrate his Irish ancestry

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May 24, 2011

By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY

DUBLIN — President Obama lifted the spirits of Ireland’s 4.5 million economically depressed people Monday with an inspirational message of hope reminiscent of his 2008 campaign. In return, Obama received a worshipful reception similar to those he got throughout Europe in the early days of his administration.
He was fawned over by 25,000 people… READ MORE

Queen’s Dublin speech draws praise

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May 19, 2011
Henry McDonald,The Guardian Gerry Adams has united with David Cameron to praise the Queen‘s historic address at Dublin Castle.
Reacting to the Queen’s only speech during her four day visit to the Republic, the Sinn Féin president said: “I believe that her expression of sincere sympathy for those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past is… READ MORE

Irish election: Fianna Fáil government routed, according to exit poll

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February 28, 2011
By Henry McDonald, The Guardian Ireland’s most dominant political party, Fianna Fáil, is on the road to a historic and devastating defeat in the republic’s general election.
Just months after accepting an EU/IMF bailout, the government is likely to finish in fourth place behind a resurgent Labour party and a slew of independent candidates. The scale of Fianna Fáil’s… READ MORE

Ireland’s Ruling Party Headed for Crushing Defeat, Early Poll Shows

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February 26, 2011
By SARAH LYALL, The New York Times DUBLIN — If there were people walking around during the national election on Friday who were passionate supporters of the ruling party, Fianna Fail, they were doing an excellent job of keeping it secret.
“I think Brian Cowen was probably the worst taoiseach we’ve ever had,” said David Ryan, 76, a retired… READ MORE

Cables show Ireland ceded to Vatican pressure

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December 11, 2010
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Newly released U.S. diplomatic cables indicate that Ireland caved in to Vatican pressure to grant immunity to church officials in the government probe of decades of sex abuse by Irish clergy in the predominantly Catholic nation. That the Holy See used its diplomatic immunity status as a tiny-city state to try to thwart Ireland’s government-led probe… READ MORE

Ireland Prepares to Open Books as EU Weighs Help for Banks

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November 17, 2010
European Union and International Monetary Fund experts will start scanning the books of Ireland’s debt-laden banks tomorrow in Dublin in a prelude to a possible aid package to stem Europe’s widening fiscal crisis. Finance chiefs from the 16-country euro area said the joint assessment will determine whether Ireland can patch up the banking system on its own or needs to… READ MORE

Ireland ‘in preliminary talks with EU on bailout

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November 14, 2010
BBC News The Republic of Ireland is in preliminary talks with EU officials for financial support, the BBC has learned.
It is now no longer a matter of whether but when the Irish government formally approaches the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) for a bailout, correspondents say. The provisional estimate for EFSF loans is believed to lie between 60bn… READ MORE

Highlights: Key points of Ireland’s bank rescue

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September 30, 2010
(Reuters) – Ireland disclosed a mammoth “final” price tag of nearly 40 billion euros ($54.33 billion) on Thursday for bailing out its distressed banks and promised a new four-year budget plan in November. Following are the key points of Thursday’s announcements:
FISCAL IMPACT Finance Minister Brian Lenihan said the bailouts will see a “very substantial spike” in Ireland’s budget… READ MORE

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