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Nov 22, 2012

Ireland hopes for monthly bond issues from 2013

DUBLIN, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Ireland hopes to begin regular
monthly bond auctions next year as it prepares for the end of an
EU-IMF bailout and will send a message soon on the timing of its
first syndicated offering, the head of the country’s debt agency
said.

Dublin has made a limited return to debt markets as it
prepares to exit official funding in December next year, but has
not yet issued a benchmark syndicated bond.

Nov 20, 2012

Ireland re-opens public sector pay deal

DUBLIN, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The Irish government on Tuesday
said it is to hold talks with trade unions to overhaul a key pay
agreement that has delivered industrial peace while other
struggling euro zone countries have faced mass strikes.

The 2010 Croke Park agreement, which promised there would be
no cuts in basic pay in exchange for reform of working
practices, is due to run until the end of next year.

Nov 18, 2012

Ryanair may go to court if Aer Lingus bid blocked

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair (RYA.I: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) may mount a legal challenge if its bid to buy Irish rival Aer Lingus (AERL.I: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is blocked by the European Union but it will not pursue further acquisitions if the merger ultimately fails, its chief executive said on Friday.

Michael O’Leary, who in 20 years has expanded Ryanair from six planes to 300, is trying for the third time to buy Ireland’s once dominant airline, but the European Union says the deal may curb competition.

Nov 18, 2012

Irish rally for government action after Indian’s death

DUBLIN (Reuters) – At least 5,000 people marched to the offices of Ireland’s socially conservative prime minister on Saturday to call for clearer guidelines on abortion following the death of a woman denied a termination.

It was the largest of a wave of protests across Ireland in recent days in response to the death of 31-year old Indian woman Savita Halappanavar who died of septicaemia following a miscarriage 17 weeks into her pregnancy.

Nov 17, 2012

Irish rally for government action on abortion

DUBLIN, Nov 17 (Reuters) – At least 5,000 people marched to
the offices of Ireland’s socially conservative prime minister on
Saturday to call for clearer guidelines on abortion following
the death of a woman denied a termination.

It was the largest of a wave of protests across Ireland in
recent days in response to the death of 31-year old Indian woman
Savita Halappanavar who died of septicaemia following a
miscarriage 17 weeks into her pregnancy.

Nov 15, 2012

Ireland to clarify abortion rules after Indian woman’s death

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s government pledged on Thursday to clarify its abortion laws after an Indian woman who was refused a termination died from blood poisoning in an Irish hospital.

Thousands took to the streets to protest on Wednesday after news broke of the death of Savita Halappanavar of septicaemia following a miscarriage 17 weeks into her pregnancy.

Nov 15, 2012

Ireland to clarify abortion rules after woman’s death

DUBLIN, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Ireland’s government on Thursday
pledged to clarify its abortion laws after a woman, who was
denied a termination, died from septicaemia in an Irish
hospital.

Thousands held a candle-lit vigil outside parliament on
Wednesday after news broke of the death of Savita Halappanavar,
an Indian Hindu, following a miscarriage 17 weeks into her
pregnancy.

Nov 14, 2012

Thousands rally in Ireland after woman denied abortion dies

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied outside Ireland’s parliament on Wednesday to demand strict abortion rules be eased after a pregnant Indian woman repeatedly denied a termination died in an Irish hospital.

Savita Halappanavar, 31, admitted to University Hospital Galway in the west of Ireland last month, died of septicaemia a week after miscarrying 17 weeks into her pregnancy.

Nov 14, 2012

Ireland sticks with austerity plan, Fitch ups outlook

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland said it will not add new austerity measures despite cutting its growth forecasts for the next three years on Wednesday as Fitch rewarded it for continued fiscal and funding progress by raising its outlook.

Bailed out Ireland has made spending cuts and tax hikes worth 25 billion euros ($31 billion) since 2008 – equivalent to 15 percent of annual output – and believes the 8.6 billion program already planned for 2013 to 2015 will be enough to get it back on track.

Nov 14, 2012

Ireland sticks with austerity plan, Fitch ups outlook

DUBLIN, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Ireland said it will not add new
austerity measures despite cutting its growth forecasts for the
next three years on Wednesday as Fitch rewarded it for continued
fiscal and funding progress by raising its outlook.

Bailed out Ireland has made spending cuts and tax hikes
worth 25 billion euros ($31 billion) since 2008 – equivalent to
15 percent of annual output – and believes the 8.6 billion
program already planned for 2013 to 2015 will be enough to get
it back on track.