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  • Irish Prime Minister says he aspires to a 'united Ireland'
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  • Enda Kenny, former Irish prime minister
  • Taoiseach's meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister faces criticism
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  • Ireland's outsized economic growth skewed by multinationals
  • Ireland sees economic growth rate easing in coming years
  • Irish economy 'in best shape since 2001' despite Brexit, US tax fears
  • Poor road access at Scottish ports impacting on growth of Northern ...
  • David McWilliams: Why Ireland's growing economy isn't making you ...
  • Are spiralling Dublin rents choking its economic growth?
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  • Need for investment and the cost of living present challenges to growth
  • Tesco invests €70m in stores as growth returns to Ireland
  • Ireland does not see big investment impact from US tax changes
  • Tesco Ireland sales up 4% over key Christmas period
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  • 'More sustainable than the boom': Business group hails Ireland's ...
  • Retail body says overseas online shopping a challenge to Irish ...
  • Ireland up in global economic table - but Asia on the rise
  • Rush for Irish passports 'not just about Brexit'
  • Sligo to get regional hub status in 2040 plan
  • Experts hail 'creditable' year as Northern Ireland exports and ...
  • Ireland's outsized economic growth skewed by multinationals
  • Irish beverage exports up 8%, with 'significant opportunities' for Irish ...
  • It's time for logic and reason to set path forward for Brexit
  • UK remains Ireland's top trading partner, despite 6pc drop in exports
  • Services sector growth eases to 11 month low
  • Experts hail 'creditable' year as Northern Ireland exports and ...
  • Ireland's outsized economic growth skewed by multinationals
  • Irish beverage exports up 8%, with 'significant opportunities' for Irish ...
  • Revenues rise but income tax still below targets
  • Rates rise warning over NI budget pressures
  • Revealed: Rates, rent, and university fees to increase under civil ...
  • Belfast court rules reducing heat scheme payments was lawful
  • Someone needs to come up with budget options for 2018
  • Leopardstown and point-to-points to benefit from HRI spending plans
  • UK to take over Northern Ireland budget
  • Ireland's Debt Rating Upgraded To A Plus.
  • Ireland's economy 'at its strongest since 2001'
  • Irish economy 'in best shape since 2001' despite Brexit
  • First bond sale under MiFID II rules goes smoothly, Ireland says
  • Ireland repays final IMF loans from bailout early
  • UPDATE 1-Ireland hires banks for 10-year bond sale
  • Ireland's Debt Rating Upgraded To A Plus.
  • Ireland's economy 'at its strongest since 2001'
  • Irish economy 'in best shape since 2001' despite Brexit

    Ireland Leaders


    President


  • Revealed: Ireland gives its verdict on a second term for President ...
  • WATCH: President Michael D. Higgins gives rousing speech at ...
  • Conor McGregor appears to address rumours he could run for ...

    Speaker of Parliament


  • An Irishman's Diary on James McGregor, 'the Moses of the Scotch ...
  • Catalonia independence backers attempt to secure jail release
  • Armenian parliament speaker receives Ambassador of UK

    Prime Minister


  • Irish Prime Minister says he aspires to a 'united Ireland'
  • Trump Doesn't Have the 'Skill Set' to Bring Peace to Northern Ireland ...
  • Prime Minister Theresa May has waved the white flag on Northern ...

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Simon Coveney hopeful of powersharing resolution ahead of Karen ...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Justine Greening quits the government No 10 ...
  • Half of Britain says it doesn't trust its prime minister to pull off Brexit ...

    Minister of Economy


  • Minister plans to position Ireland as global centre for legal services ...
  • Ireland wishes for closer links with China on finance
  • Bruton says strong economy to blame for teacher shortages

    Minister of Agriculture


  • 'Northern Ireland's share of farm payments should be ring-fenced'
  • Ammonia plan to be completed within 12 months – but legislative ...
  • Minister announces another record year for Irish Food & Drink Exports

    Minister of Culture


  • Culture Minister to launch 'Imagining Ireland: 21st Century Song' in ...
  • Karen Bradley appointed as Northern Ireland minister - PM May's ...
  • UK's Northern Ireland minister quits as May shuffles Cabinet

    Minister of Defense


  • Brexit Gets More Complicated as May's Northern Ireland Minister Quits
  • Ireland's allies: Europe comes to the defense of the Irish in Brexit talks
  • EU defence co-operation is no threat to Irish neutrality

    Minister of Education


  • Education Minister urged to "take his head out of the sand" on ...
  • Calls for strategy to tackle substitute teacher shortage
  • Bruton says strong economy to blame for teacher shortages

    Minister of Energy


  • Minister to launch Home Energy Saving Kits for Leitrim and ...
  • Prime Minister Theresa May has waved the white flag on Northern ...
  • UK rejected Irish minister's nuclear power complaints

    Minister of Finance


  • Ireland wishes for closer links with China on finance
  • Department warns that corporation tax is a risk
  • Government preparing for 12-week abortion limit despite Cabinet ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Irish pro-Palestine group calls Israeli blacklisting 'appalling'
  • Coveney invites Abbas to Ireland during visit to West Bank
  • Coveney due to meet new Northern Ireland Secretary

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • PM's 'clear commitment' on NI's internal affairs welcomed by Dodds
  • Unionists tell Dublin: no joint authority in NI
  • James Brokenshire steps down as Northern Ireland secretary

    Minister of Justice


  • Minister plans to position Ireland as global centre for legal services ...
  • Former Justice Department Secretary General called to Disclosures ...
  • Justice Minister says 'I support repeal,' after Cabinet meets on 8th ...

    Minister of Health


  • Abortion referendum will not be delayed, says Harris
  • Ministers demand 500 more hospital places
  • Recruitment for head of Sláintecare underway

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Coveney invites Abbas to Ireland during visit to West Bank
  • The Guardian view on Karen Bradley's task in Northern Ireland ...
  • More than €2 million announced to improve walking and cycling trails

    Minister of Sports


  • PAUL ROUSE: Where is our national sports policy, Minister Ross?
  • UK's Northern Ireland minister quits as May shuffles Cabinet
  • The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year Awards

    Director of State Security Service


  • Suspension of translation service contract lifted following legal ...
  • FF TD warns of UK leaving Dublin convention on asylum seekers
  • Wary of the Public Services Card? You have good reason to be

    Chairman National Bank


  • David Drumm pleads not guilty as Anglo Irish Bank trial starts
  • Happy new year? Who in Irish business is facing a big 2018
  • DAA chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin to step down next month

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Czarist crown jewels, a red scare and UN veto: Ireland and the USSR
  • Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration
  • Canada among 35 abstaining from UN vote condemning American ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Author of explosive Trump book says US president has 'less ...
  • Explosive book on Trump's flawed presidency goes on sale in ...
  • Inside Fire and Fury - the book that has everyone talking

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Donal Barrington saw Constitution as 'living document,' funeral hears
  • Ex-judge and 'barrister to underdog' Donal Barrington dies
  • Peter Sutherland's 'tolerance and generosity' recalled at funeral

    Opposition


  • RSA chief O'Donnell disappointed at opposition to proposed drink ...
  • Government to tighten regulatory reins on gambling companies
  • Trump resort scheme faces opposition from self-confessed 'Nimby'

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • GDP of Ireland could receive a near €50 billion boost from AI
  • More young people in education could boost Irish GDP by €10bn
  • Irish GDP rises 4.2% in the quarter and 10.5% in the year
  • Ireland GDP increases by '10 per cent'
  • Ireland GDP Expands At Faster Rate In Q3
  • IFP: Slovakia's convergence with EU economy slower than before ...
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    Investment

  • Growth of commercial property market 'reliant' on functional ...
  • Need for investment and the cost of living present challenges to growth
  • Tesco invests €70m in stores as growth returns to Ireland
  • Ireland does not see big investment impact from US tax changes
  • Tesco Ireland sales up 4% over key Christmas period
  • Minister plans to position Ireland as global centre for legal services ...
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    Demographics

  • 'More sustainable than the boom': Business group hails Ireland's ...
  • Retail body says overseas online shopping a challenge to Irish ...
  • Ireland up in global economic table - but Asia on the rise
  • Rush for Irish passports 'not just about Brexit'
  • Sligo to get regional hub status in 2040 plan
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    Export/Import

  • Experts hail 'creditable' year as Northern Ireland exports and ...
  • Ireland's outsized economic growth skewed by multinationals
  • Irish beverage exports up 8%, with 'significant opportunities' for Irish ...
  • It's time for logic and reason to set path forward for Brexit
  • UK remains Ireland's top trading partner, despite 6pc drop in exports
  • Services sector growth eases to 11 month low
  • Experts hail 'creditable' year as Northern Ireland exports and ...
  • Ireland's outsized economic growth skewed by multinationals
  • Irish beverage exports up 8%, with 'significant opportunities' for Irish ...
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    Public Spending

  • Revenues rise but income tax still below targets
  • Rates rise warning over NI budget pressures
  • Revealed: Rates, rent, and university fees to increase under civil ...
  • Belfast court rules reducing heat scheme payments was lawful
  • Someone needs to come up with budget options for 2018
  • Leopardstown and point-to-points to benefit from HRI spending plans
  • UK to take over Northern Ireland budget
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    Public Debt

  • Ireland's Debt Rating Upgraded To A Plus.
  • Ireland's economy 'at its strongest since 2001'
  • Irish economy 'in best shape since 2001' despite Brexit
  • First bond sale under MiFID II rules goes smoothly, Ireland says
  • Ireland repays final IMF loans from bailout early
  • UPDATE 1-Ireland hires banks for 10-year bond sale
  • Ireland's Debt Rating Upgraded To A Plus.
  • Ireland's economy 'at its strongest since 2001'
  • Irish economy 'in best shape since 2001' despite Brexit
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    Recent Econ Stats

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  • 10
    2017-12-15IECurrent Account Q3?-0.87B?4.7B
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    2017-12-15IEGDP Growth Rate YoY Q35.80%5.50%
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    2017-12-15IEGDP Growth Rate QoQ Q31.40%1.40%
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  • 10
    2017-12-14IEInflation Rate MoM NOV-0.10%-0.03%
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    2017-12-14IEHarmonised Inflation Rate YoY NOV0.50%0.60%
  • Germans say time has come for higher interest rates
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  • 10
    2017-12-14IEHarmonised Inflation Rate MoM NOV-0.10%0.20%10