DUBLIN, May 27 (Reuters) – Comparing the task that
outnumbered Irish regulators faced during its financial crisis
to a battle of “David and Goliath” would be an understatement,
Ireland’s former banking supervision head told a parliamentary
inquiry on Wednesday.
Leading up to the euro zone’s most expensive bank bailout,
Ireland had just two three-person teams supervising its domestic
banks of Bank of Ireland, Anglo Irish Bank, Allied
Irish Bank and Irish Life and Permanent, Mary Burke
DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish government agreed on Tuesday to sell its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus (AERL.I: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) to IAG (ICAG.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), paving the way for the owner of British Airways and Iberia to make a formal bid to buy the Irish carrier.
International Consolidated Airlines Group’s (IAG) proposed 1.36 billion euro ($1.48 billion) offer for Aer Lingus was recommended by the Irish airline’s board in January but is still conditional on receiving the support of its other main shareholder, Ryanair.
DUBLIN, May 26 (Reuters) – The Irish government expects to
make a decision later on Tuesday on the potential sale of its 25
percent stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, the owner
of British Airways and Iberia which offered to buy the Irish
carrier in January.
International Consolidated Airlines Group’s (IAG) proposed
1.36 billion-euro bid for Aer Lingus was backed by the Irish
airline’s board in January but is conditional on the support of
its two main shareholders, rival Ryanair and the Irish
DUBLIN (Reuters) – The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago.
After one of the largest turnouts in a referendum there, 62 percent of voters said ‘Yes’, making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote.
DUBLIN, May 23 (Reuters) – Gay couples flocked to central
Dublin to celebrate a “historic watershed” on Saturday as a
large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted to
allow same-sex marriage, the culmination of a four-decade
struggle for gay rights.
Waving rainbow flags, embracing and crying, two thousand
people gathered to watch the official results in the courtyard
of Dublin Castle after voters, young and old, accounted for one
of the highest turnouts in a referendum for decades.
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland appears to have voted heavily in favor of allowing same-sex marriage in a historic referendum that marks a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday.
Final results are not expected until later in the day in a vote that would make Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote, just two decades after the country decriminalised homosexuality.
DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish voted on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after Ireland became the last country in Western Europe to decriminalize homosexuality.
With the once mighty Catholic Church’s influence ravaged by child abuse scandals, opinion polls indicated the proposal would pass by as much as two-to-one, making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote.
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland votes on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage in a referendum that could make the once deeply Catholic country the first in the world to adopt the policy by popular vote.
The reform is backed by all political parties, championed by big employers and endorsed by celebrities, all hoping it will mark a transformation in the last country in Western Europe to decriminalize homosexuality just over two decades ago.
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Gay marriage can help attract foreign investment, the Irish government said on Thursday ahead of a referendum on the issue that has been publicly backed by global technology giants including Google (GOOGL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), Ebay (EBAY.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Twitter (TWTR.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).
When Ireland began to attract U.S. firms with tax breaks in the 1960s, the government was still using the country’s traditional, Catholic image to attract Irish American visitors.
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s unemployment rate dropped below 10 percent for the first time in more than six years at the end of March, a milestone that will boost the government as it gears up for an election due in 2016.
The number of people out of work fell to 9.9 percent, the central statistics office said on Thursday, well below the euro zone average of 11.3 percent.