Padraic Halpin

Mastercard to add 1,500 technology jobs in Ireland

24 Feb 2020

DUBLIN Mastercard Inc plans to hire 1,500 more staff in Dublin over the next three to five years, more than trebling its workforce in one of Ireland's largest single multinational jobs announcements.

Bank of Ireland profit drops again, prompting further cost cuts

24 Feb 2020

DUBLIN Bank of Ireland targeted further cost cuts after underlying pretax profit fell for the fourth successive year on Monday, adding it would take longer than forecast to hit a return on tangible equity (ROTE) above 10%.

UPDATE 1-Bank of Ireland profit drops again, prompting further cost cuts

24 Feb 2020

* Pre-impairment profit up on higher lending, lower costs (Adds chief executive quotes, mortgage rates, share price)

Ireland's Fianna Fail, Fine Gael to meet for initial government talks

21 Feb 2020

DUBLIN The leaders of Ireland's Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, two of the three largest parties to emerge from a Feb. 8 election, will meet early next week for what they described as exploratory talks as negotiations to form a government step up.

Irish parliament returns with weeks of government talks ahead

21 Feb 2020

DUBLIN Ireland's Fianna Fail will start formal talks next week to try to form a government from a fractured parliament as contenders for prime minister fell well short of doing so at the first sitting since the Feb. 8 election.

Sinn Fein path to power blocked as Fianna Fail rules out deal

14 Feb 2020

DUBLIN Ireland's largest party Fianna Fail will not consider going into government with Sinn Fein, it said on Thursday, in a decision that is likely to prevent the left-wing nationalists from entering power for the first time.

Irish PM ready for opposition, leaves coalition option open

12 Feb 2020

DUBLIN Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday it was likely he would be the next leader of the opposition after government formation talks but that his Fine Gael party would be willing to help form a government if Sinn Fein fails to.

Bruised Irish rivals allow Sinn Fein government initiative

11 Feb 2020

DUBLIN Ireland's Fianna Fail and Fine Gael let Sinn Fein proceed with trying to form a government without them on Tuesday, a process most acknowledged would ultimately require two of the now three largest parties to work together.

Irish banking shares feel heat after Sinn Fein's strong election showing

10 Feb 2020

LONDON/DUBLIN Irish stocks fell as much as 1.3% on Monday, dragged down by banks, after left-wing party Sinn Fein secured almost a quarter of first-preference votes in a weekend general election.

Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demand place in government after strong election showing

10 Feb 2020

DUBLIN/CORK, Ireland Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demanded on Sunday to be part of the next Irish government after the left-wing party secured the most votes in an election that leader Mary Lou McDonald described as a ballot-box "revolution". | Video

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