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  • UK and Ireland commemorate 1979 Fastnet race disaster
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  • Irish Debt Sustainability Miracle(s): ECB And MNCs
  • Warning Irish economy on 'cusp of overheating'
  • Chris Johns: Could Irish mortgage interest rates go negative?
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  • Data crunch: can Ireland cope with the cloud storage boom?
  • Brexit Proof Q&A: 'We are investing more in the Republic'
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  • Ageing population will put strain on system - report
  • Profit at State's largest landlord halves despite rent increases
  • 'Ireland's water woes'
  • United approach needed to boost south-east fortunes
  • Building on Sandymount Strand
  • Leaking pipes and a grand plan: Ireland's simmering water crisis
  • Ireland's exports to UK, world grow strongly in May
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  • This European country is bucking 2018's downward trend
  • Ireland Exports its Leprechaun
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  • Budget 2019: Landlords set for tax breaks worth millions
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  • Budget 2019: Changing tax bands to benefit middle-income earners
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  • Concerns on Ireland's high debt levels compared to European peers
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  • Ireland's €200bn debt burden: how did we get here?

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  • President Higgins opens 2019 Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda
  • President Higgins opens Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda
  • UK and Ireland commemorate 1979 Fastnet race disaster

    Speaker of Parliament


  • The Guardian view on no-deal Brexit plans: parliament must take ...
  • Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that ...
  • A no-deal Brexit is less inevitable than it looks

    Prime Minister


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  • Meeting between Varadkar and Johnson may be delayed

    Deputy Prime Minister


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  • Boris Johnson becomes UK Prime Minister
  • Ireland tells Boris Johnson there will be no backstop renegotiation

    Minister of Economy


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  • Irish minister predicts Britain will crash out of EU in October
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    Minister of Agriculture


  • Minister urges beef farmers to lift pickets at processing plants
  • Talks aim to resolve beef prices dispute
  • Call for 'toxic' relationship between meat industry and farmers to end

    Minister of Culture


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  • Toxic culture in the beef industry has to be stopped, warns Creed
  • Culture of impunity is deeply embedded in An Garda Síochána

    Minister of Defense


  • Boris Johnson becomes UK Prime Minister
  • Britain gets new defense secretary amid mass leadership shuffle
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    Minister of Education


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    Minister of Energy


  • Meeting between Varadkar and Johnson may be delayed
  • Former Minister Pat Carey will not face charges after historical ...
  • Brexit WARNING: Ireland faces no deal CHAOS – civil unrest ...

    Minister of Finance


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  • Health spending will stay on track - pledge by Minister for Finance ...
  • Irish finance minister believes UK would rather avoid no-deal Brexit

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Ireland among 'most respected' nations, Eamon Gilmore claims
  • Britain has always struggled to take Ireland seriously, say Irish ex ...
  • Raab told to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs

    Minister of Internal Affairs


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  • Ireland – Visit by Amélie de Montchalin (18-19 July 2019)
  • Diarmaid Ferriter: Traditional roles of Anglo-Irish relations are being ...

    Minister of Justice


  • Polish man with 47 convictions loses Irish exclusion battle
  • Flanagan accepts 'surprise' High Court ruling on citizenship
  • Minister says citizenship ruling being dealt with 'as an urgent priority'

    Minister of Health


  • Hospital consultants call on Minister to set date for pay talks
  • Print bill for TDs and Ministers comes to almost €80000
  • Nearly 70000 orthopaedic patients across Ireland are waiting to see ...

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Boris Johnson to meet Varadkar in Dublin for talks over Brexit
  • Brexit will be 'catastrophic', first minister tells Boris Johnson ahead of ...
  • Over 1700 affordable homes to be built on council sites

    Minister of Sports


  • Shane Lowry: Open win helps Irish 2026 Ryder Cup bid, says sports ...
  • Varadkar and Johnson to meet for talks on Brexit
  • Sport Ireland told FAI none of old board should stand

    Director of State Security Service


  • Internal documents show frustration over Naval Service ships ...
  • Irish security services 'appraising' suspected Russian fake news
  • Confused about who will oversee the Garda? You should be

    Chairman National Bank


  • FCA to delay online payments rules after threat to sales
  • RBS set to appoint Alison Rose as first woman boss as bank moves ...
  • Ireland approached to back Mark Carney as next IMF boss

    Permanent Representative to the UN


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  • Ireland among 'most respected' nations, Eamon Gilmore claims
  • Ireland: 'Put the most vulnerable at the centre of our work'

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Meeting between Varadkar and Johnson may be delayed
  • Irish Leaders Call On Youth Party Leader To Resign For Attending ...
  • President and Taoiseach lead commemorations to Irish war dead

    Chairman of Supreme Court


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  • Trump's rhetoric is growing more racist

    Opposition


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  • Five things we learned from Ireland's win over Italy
  • 'Not within the realms of normal behaviour': Boris Johnson savaged ...

    Economic News and Data


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  • Merging two economies: How would a united Ireland add up?
  • Irish Debt Sustainability Miracle(s): ECB And MNCs
  • How low can it go? What does the sterling slump mean for Irish ...
  • Ireland's national debt reached equivalent of €42500 per person in ...
  • 'Wake no later than 7.30am, seven days a week': Could 'sleep ...
  • Brexit: UK economy suffers first contraction since 2012
  • This Week: August 12th
  • Morning Ireland Extra: 50 years after the first Moon landing - what's ...
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    Investment

  • Chris Johns: Could Irish mortgage interest rates go negative?
  • 5.8% Yielding, 18% Discounted IRL Is Worth A Look
  • Ireland's love affair with multinationals is set to change - but how can ...
  • Data crunch: can Ireland cope with the cloud storage boom?
  • Brexit Proof Q&A: 'We are investing more in the Republic'
  • Rental income increases at Ireland's biggest private landlord
  • Whatever our differences, economic growth must be our collective ...
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    Demographics

  • Economic Outlook: Not everyone can be a winner as Ireland ...
  • Ageing population will put strain on system - report
  • Profit at State's largest landlord halves despite rent increases
  • 'Ireland's water woes'
  • United approach needed to boost south-east fortunes
  • Building on Sandymount Strand
  • Leaking pipes and a grand plan: Ireland's simmering water crisis
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    Export/Import

  • Ireland's exports to UK, world grow strongly in May
  • France will not ratify Mercosur deal in current form - farm minister
  • If Ireland Dumps Its Treasuries
  • Louth councillor calls for Government protections for haulage sector ...
  • Value of Northern Ireland exports climbs 4.4% to hit record £9bn
  • Northern Ireland exports to Britain plunge by 20% - and sales to ...
  • This European country is bucking 2018's downward trend
  • Ireland Exports its Leprechaun
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    Public Spending

  • Ireland budget plan assumes UK will leave EU without deal
  • Northern Ireland budget brings modest or even negligible increases
  • As Brexit looms, Northern Ireland budget gets £140m extra from UK ...
  • Budget 2019: Landlords set for tax breaks worth millions
  • Budget 2019: No surprises but opportunities missed
  • Legacy inquests to be funded after extra £140 million allocated in ...
  • Budget 2019: Changing tax bands to benefit middle-income earners
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    Public Debt

  • Ireland's debt increased to €42500 for every person in the State last ...
  • Irish national debt is €42k for every citizen
  • Ireland's national debt reached equivalent of €42500 per person in ...
  • Concerns on Ireland's high debt levels compared to European peers
  • Debt judgements against consumers rise but judgements against ...
  • Ireland's debt: €44365 is owed by every man, woman and child in ...
  • Ireland's €200bn debt burden: how did we get here?
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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2018-12-07Ireland Consumer Confidence NOV
    2018-12-07Ireland Construction Output YoY Q3
    2018-12-05Ireland Investec Services PMI NOV
    2018-12-05Ireland Industrial Production YoY OCT
    2018-12-04Ireland Unemployment Rate NOV
    2018-08-07Ireland Industrial Production YoY JUN
    2018-08-01Ireland Investec Manufacturing PMI JUL
    2018-07-31Ireland Unemployment Rate JUL
    2018-07-27Ireland Retail Sales MoM JUN
    2018-07-27Ireland Retail Sales YoY JUN
    2018-07-20Ireland Wholesale Prices MoM JUN
    2018-07-20Ireland Wholesale Prices YoY JUN
    2018-07-16Ireland Balance of Trade MAY
    2018-07-10Ireland Residential Property Prices MoM MAY
    2018-07-10Ireland Residential Property Prices YoY MAY
    2018-07-09Ireland Construction PMI JUN
    2018-06-28Ireland Current Account Q1
    2018-06-28Ireland GDP Growth Rate QoQ Q1
    2018-06-28Ireland GDP Growth Rate YoY Q1
    2018-06-13Ireland Residential Property Prices YoY APR
    2018-06-13Ireland Residential Property Prices MoM APR
    2018-06-11Ireland Construction PMI MAY
    2018-06-08Ireland Construction Output YoY Q1
    2018-05-28Ireland Retail Sales YoY APR
    2018-05-28Ireland Retail Sales MoM APR
    2018-05-22Ireland Wholesale Prices MoM APR
    2018-05-22Ireland Wholesale Prices YoY APR
    2018-05-15Ireland Balance of Trade MAR
    2018-05-14Ireland Construction PMI APR
    2018-05-11Ireland Industrial Production YoY MAR
    2018-05-10Ireland Inflation Rate MoM APR
    2018-05-10Ireland Harmonised Inflation Rate MoM APR
    2018-05-10Ireland Harmonised Inflation Rate YoY APR
    2018-05-10Ireland Inflation Rate YoY APR
    2018-05-09Ireland Residential Property Prices MoM MAR
    2018-05-09Ireland Residential Property Prices YoY MAR
    2018-05-03Ireland Investec Services PMI APR
    2018-05-02Ireland Consumer Confidence APR
    2018-05-01Ireland Investec Manufacturing PMI APR
    2018-05-01Ireland Unemployment Rate APR