Increases in social welfare, tax cuts in Ireland's "fiver" budget

Ireland announced its 2017 budget on Tuesday with a 5-euro weekly increase in state pensions and social welfare payments and tax cuts worth 5 euros to most workers, prompting commentators to call...

Irish lawmakers approve appeal against EU's Apple tax ruling

Irish lawmakers late Wednesday approved the government's appeal of a European Commission ruling that said US technology giant Apple owed Ireland billion of dollars in back taxes.

Irish government to "defend integrity of tax system" in Apple appeal

The Irish government called Wednesday for parliamentary support in its appeal against the European Commission, which ruled last week that Ireland granted billions of dollars in illegal tax favours...

Ireland plans legal action against EU over Apple tax decision

The Irish government agreed Friday to appeal a decision by the European Union which forces the country to collect billions of euros from US technology giant Apple, a spokesman said.

Reports: EU to rule against Apple's Irish tax arrangements

The European Commission is poised to announce that tax benefits offered to US technology giant Apple constitute illegal state aid, according to media reports late Monday.

Frankfurt tipped to be big winner from Brexit: study

German financial centre Frankfurt stands to emerge as a bigger winner from Britain's plans to leave the European Union, according a study released on Thursday.

Three former Irish bank executives sentenced for 2008 fraud scheme

Three former executives connected to the failed Anglo Irish Bank were sentenced to prison for a 7.2-billion-euro (10.1-billion-dollar) conspiracy to defraud in 2008, Irish broadcaster RTE reported...

Ireland records 26-per-cent leap in 2015 economic growth

Ireland's economy grew by an astonishing 26 per cent last year, the government said on Tuesday, as analysts said growth was skewed by one-off events including aviation contracts, corporate...

Irish fear for border, currency and trade after Brexit shock

No country has closer economic and political ties to Britain than Ireland, leaving it vulnerable to fallout from London's severance from Brussels.

Kenny vows to shield Ireland from Brexit fallout, seeks border talks

Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Monday that his government will "take steps to protect economic stability in Ireland" following Britain's vote to leave the EU, adding that the fallout from the vote...

Kenny seeks early discussions on Northern Ireland, border

"Early bilateral discussions" between Dublin and London on Britain's vote to leave the European Union will focus on Northern Ireland, the border and the common travel area, Irish Prime Minister...

Ireland celebrates first anniversary of same-sex marriage vote

More than 400 couples have wed since a referendum succeeded in making Ireland the first nation to approve same-sex marriage through a popular vote.

Ireland fears major impact if Britain votes to leave EU

Irish exporters, British-based Irish citizens and the Irish government all worry that a Brexit, or British exit from the EU, could harm their interests and jolt the country's economy.

The 1916 rising and the road to Irish independence

Historians and politicians see the 1916 Easter Rising as a key event in the formation of modern Ireland. These are the main events surrounding the rebellion against British rule and the creation...

No new Irish government in sight as hung parliament opens

The new Irish parliament opened on Thursday with no immediate prospect of a government being formed following last month's inconclusive general election.