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Nov 28, 2013

Hibernia to launch second Irish REIT as market stabilises

DUBLIN, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Ireland’s Hibernia REIT plans to
raise 350 million euros ($475 million) in an initial public
offering, making it the second real estate investment trust
(REIT) to launch in the country’s stabilising property market.

It follows Green REIT into the newly legislated
sector and plans to build a portfolio consisting mainly of
commercial property – principally Dublin office space – that
would provide annual shareholder returns of 10-15 percent.

Nov 28, 2013

Ireland’s working emigrants reluctant to return home

DUBLIN, Nov 28 (Reuters) – When Toby Gilbert decided to
emigrate last year, he did not choose Australia over Dublin for
sunshine and sandy beaches. He just wanted a few more free hours
to see his wife.

Fed up with working punishing hours and barely seeing each
other, the two doctors were among almost 50,000 Irish people who
left the country permanently last year, a near four-fold
increase since Ireland’s economic crisis began in 2008.

Nov 24, 2013

Ireland devastated as first win over All Blacks slips away

DUBLIN (Reuters) – A hugely improved performance offered little consolation to Ireland on Sunday after they were seconds away from beating New Zealand for the first time in 108 years of trying, a devastated Joe Schmidt said.

The Ireland coach, who watched his side get swept aside by Australia in his second game in charge last week, elicited a major reaction against the All Blacks who trailed the fired-up hosts 19-0 after less than 20 minutes.

Nov 24, 2013

Rugby-Ireland devastated as first win over All Blacks slips away

DUBLIN, Nov 24 (Reuters) – A hugely improved performance offered little consolation to Ireland on Sunday after they were seconds away from beating New Zealand for the first time in 108 years of trying, a devastated Joe Schmidt said.

The Ireland coach, who watched his side get swept aside by Australia in his second game in charge last week, elicited a major reaction against the All Blacks who trailed the fired-up hosts 19-0 after less than 20 minutes.

Nov 24, 2013

Hansen and McCaw salute All Blacks after perfect year

DUBLIN (Reuters) – New Zealand coach Steve Hansen and captain Richie McCaw saluted a ‘special’ All Blacks team after they completed a clean sweep of victories this year with a last-gasp win over Ireland on Sunday.

Hansen’s team have set new standards since he took over from Graham Henry after the World Cup victory in 2011, losing just once before becoming the first team in the professional era to win all their test matches in a calendar year.

Nov 24, 2013

Rugby-Hansen and McCaw salute All Blacks after perfect year

DUBLIN, Nov 24 (Reuters) – New Zealand coach Steve Hansen and captain Richie McCaw saluted a ‘special’ All Blacks team after they completed a clean sweep of victories this year with a last-gasp win over Ireland on Sunday.

Hansen’s team have set new standards since he took over from Graham Henry after the World Cup victory in 2011, losing just once before becoming the first team in the professional era to win all their test matches in a calendar year.

Nov 24, 2013

New Zealand complete perfect year with last-gasp Ireland win

DUBLIN (Reuters) – New Zealand completed the first perfect year of the professional era when they came from 19 points down to beat Ireland 24-22 thanks to a stoppage-time try in a dramatic finale on Sunday.

On the verge of losing against the Irish for the first time in their rich history, Ryan Crotty’s try and Aaron Cruden’s conversion ensured the All Blacks became the first team to win all their matches in a calendar year since the game turned pro.

Nov 24, 2013

Rugby-NZ complete perfect year with last-gasp Ireland win

DUBLIN, Nov 24 (Reuters) – New Zealand completed the first perfect year of the professional era when they came from 19 points down to beat Ireland 24-22 thanks to a stoppage-time try in a dramatic finale on Sunday.

On the verge of losing against the Irish for the first time in their rich history, Ryan Crotty’s try and Aaron Cruden’s conversion ensured the All Blacks became the first team to win all their matches in a calendar year since the game turned pro.

Nov 21, 2013

Rugby-Civil war beckons as five unions back Heineken Cup

DUBLIN, Nov 21 (Reuters) – European rugby could be on course for civil war after the Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French and Italian unions on Thursday announced their commitment to existing European club competitions after a meeting in Dublin.

The unions’ determination to push on with a competition under European Club Rugby (ERC) control risks isolating English clubs who, along with their French counterparts, are planning a breakaway contest to replace the Heineken Cup from next season.

Nov 21, 2013

Civil war beckons as five unions back Heineken Cup

DUBLIN (Reuters) – European rugby could be on course for civil war after the Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French and Italian unions on Thursday announced their commitment to existing European club competitions after a meeting in Dublin.

The unions’ determination to push on with a competition under European Club Rugby (ERC) control risks isolating English clubs who, along with their French counterparts, are planning a breakaway contest to replace the Heineken Cup from next season.