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EU extends bank support schemes in Ireland and Spain


June 1st, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Commission on Wednesday authorized under European Union state aid rules the extension of the bank support schemes in Ireland and Spain.The guarantees schemes for credit institutions ... Read more...

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Brian Cowen steps down as Irish PM


February 1st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- Brian Cowen on Monday night announced the end of his 27-year political career as well as stepping down as Ireland's Prime Minister, the Irish Times reported on ... Read more...

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Irish ruling party elects new leader


January 27th, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- Fianna Fail, Ireland's ruling party, on Wednesday announced the election of Micheál Martin as its new leader following the resignation of Prime Minister Brian Cowen.Martin will be ... Read more...

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Irish PM Cowen calls for general election after cabinet reshuffle fails


January 20th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen on Thursday announced that a General Election will be held in March after his proposed cabinet reshuffle was rejected.Cowen remarked that his ... Read more...

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Ireland and EU agree to multi-billion aid package


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- Ireland could be receiving between €80 billion and €90 billion ($110 to $123 billion) as European Finance ministers have agreed to release a multi-billion euro assistance package ... Read more...

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Irish Premiere Brian Cowen denies being drunk while giving an interview


September 15th, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Irish prime minister Brian Cowen has refused the request by the opposition to hold an election before the original date scheduled for 2012. Opposition politicians believe the ... Read more...

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Irish Premiere PM Brian Cowen Denies Being Drunk on Air


September 15th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Calls for an early election in Ireland are being resisted by Prime Minister Cowen as he denies the accusation made by politicians and commentators that he was drunk ... Read more...

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Irish Broadcaster Gerry Ryan Found Dead


May 1st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dublin, Ireland, May 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Popular Irish broadcaster Gerry Ryan was found dead in his Dublin apartment on Friday. He failed to turn up for his morning radio show ... Read more...

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US Congress approves $18 bn jobs stimulus package


March 18th, 2010 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (DPA) The US Congress Wednesday approved a nearly $18-billion package of incentives to revive the struggling US labour market. The Senate approved the HIRE Act by 68-29, sending the ... Read more...

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Ireland Hit by Strict Shamrock Shortage


March 16th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 16 (Pen Men at Work): A harsh shamrock scarcity is menacing St. Patrick's Day in Ireland and the ‘wearing of the green,’ in accordance with foremost botanist Dr. Declan Doogue ... Read more...

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Barack Obama all set to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Prime Minister


February 8th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama is all set to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Prime Minister of Ireland – Brian Cowen. The White House ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama Invites Irish Prime Minister On St.Patrick’s Day


February 8th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, Feb 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama, who had been recently honored with the Nobel Peace Prize, is focused to improve the relation of the United States with ... Read more...

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President Obama to meet Irish Prime Minister Cowen in March


February 6th, 2010 - 4:35 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen will meet President Obama in the White House in March, administration officials said on Friday.Administration officials said the United States and Ireland ... Read more...

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‘Berlusconi doodled women’s knickers at EU climate summit’


December 13th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi made doodles of women's underwear at a recent European Union summit and then passed them around to shocked leaders, a newspaper reported. He ... Read more...

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UK PM Brown and Ireland congratulate President Obama on Nobel win


October 9th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) – British Prime Minister Brown on Friday sent a message to President Obama to congratulate him on his Nobel Peace Prize win, Downing Street said. Ireland also welcomed ... Read more...

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Irish voters approve EU’s Lisbon Treaty in second referendum (Lead)


October 4th, 2009 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Dublin, Oct 3 (Xinhua) Irish voters approved the European Union's Lisbon Treaty in a second referendum with 67.13 percent voting "Yes", final official results showed Saturday. A majority of voters in 41 of ... Read more...

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“Yes” side claims lead in Irish referendum on Lisbon Treaty


October 3rd, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, Oct 3 (DPA) The "Yes" side was claiming that an exit poll showed strong support for the European Union's Lisbon Treaty as vote-counting in Ireland's second Lisbon Referendum got under way ... Read more...

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Slow start to Irish vote over EU Lisbon Treaty


October 2nd, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, Oct 2 (DPA) Voting got off to a slow start Friday as Ireland went to the polls to decide -- for the second time -- on the European Union's Lisbon Treaty. Several ... Read more...

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Top Irish official to visit Kennedy’s funeral


August 28th, 2009 - 3:35 am ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Taoiseach Brian Cowen of Ireland, the head of the government, will travel to Boston to represent Ireland at the funeral of U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, his office said ... Read more...

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Statement from Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D. regarding the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy


August 26th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Irish Taoiseach Mr. Brian Cowen T.D., the head of the government, released the following statement on Wednesday regarding the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. "I am very saddened ... Read more...

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Irish PM left red-faced after delivering Obama’’s speech at White House


March 19th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.19 (ANI): Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was left red faced on Tuesday when delivering his St Patrick''s Day speech at a White House dinner party. It emerged that he was ... Read more...

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White House fountains runs green to celebrate St. Patrick’’s Day


March 18th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.18 (ANI): The fountains on the north and south lawns of the White House turned to a magnificent green colour to mark the Irish national holiday of St.Patricks Day, during ... Read more...

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Barack Obama is 3.1pc Irish


March 17th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 17 (ANI): US President Barack Obama is 3.1 percent Irish, it has emerged.According to Ancestry.com, Obamas great-great-great-grandfather, Falmouth Kearney, sailed aboard the Marmion from Liverpool on March 20, ... Read more...

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Irish musician Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners dies at 73


August 17th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Dublin, Aug 17 (DPA) Irish singer Ronnie Drew of the traditional music band The Dubliners has died at the age of 73 in Dublin after a long illness, national broadcaster RTE reported. ... Read more...

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EU leaders concede new treaty will be delayed


June 20th, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, June 20 (DPA) The European Union (EU) leaders agreed Friday to go ahead with the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, but wrote off any chance of the bloc's new rules coming ... Read more...

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Lisbon Treaty by April 2009: Danish PM


June 19th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, June 19 (DPA) The European Union's (EU) Lisbon Treaty should come into force by April 2009, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday ahead of an EU summit in Brussels. ... Read more...

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Irish voters reject EU treaty, Cowen seeks to reassure EU


June 14th, 2008 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
DPA Dublin, June 13 (DPA) Irish voters rejected the European Union's (EU) Lisbon Treaty in a public referendum, official results showed Friday, posing an embarrassment to the government of new Premier Brian Cowen ... Read more...

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