Articles Tagged 'Ireland'
Apple CEO says EU tax ruling ‘total political crap’: Irish Independent
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…
Obama ‘comes home’ to celebrate his Irish ancestry
ByÂ Richard Wolf, USA TODAY
DUBLIN â€”Â 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 worshipfulÂ reception similar to those he got throughoutÂ Europe in the early days of hisÂ administration.
He was fawned over by 25,000 people…
Queen’s Dublin speech draws praise
Henry McDonald,The Guardian
Gerry Adams has united with David Cameron to praiseÂ 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 FÃ©in president said: “I believe that her expression of sincere sympathy for those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past is…
Irish election: Fianna FÃ¡il government routed, according to exit poll
By Henry McDonald, The Guardian
Ireland’s most dominant political party, Fianna FÃ¡il, 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 FÃ¡il’s…
Irelandâ€™s Ruling Party Headed for Crushing Defeat, Early Poll Shows
ByÂ SARAH LYALL, The New York Times
DUBLIN â€” 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.
â€œI thinkÂ Brian Cowen was probably the worst taoiseach weâ€™ve ever had,â€ said David Ryan, 76, a retired…
Cables show Ireland ceded to Vatican pressure
VATICAN CITY (AP) â€” 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…
Ireland Prepares to Open Books as EU Weighs Help for Banks
European Union and International Monetary Fund experts will start scanning the books of Irelandâ€™sÂ debt-laden banks tomorrow in Dublin in a prelude to a possible aid package to stem Europeâ€™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…
Ireland ‘in preliminary talks with EU on bailout
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…
Highlights: Key points of Ireland’s bank rescue
(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:
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan said the bailouts will see a “very substantial spike” in Ireland’s budget…