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  • We're targeting foreign investment: Irish CEO   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    We're targeting foreign investment: Irish CEO

    Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, says Ireland saw an impressive amount of foreign direct investment in 2014.

  • Why Ireland needs retirement reforms: CEO   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:50 AM ET
    Why Ireland needs retirement reforms: CEO

    Speaking to CNBC, Bill Kyle, CEO of Irish Life Group, said Ireland needs to look at retirement reform.

  • Strong growth ahead for Ireland: CEO   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:20 AM ET
    Strong growth ahead for Ireland: CEO

    Danny McCoy, CEO of IBEC, tells CNBC that despite high debt levels in Ireland, he sees a strong year of growth ahead.

  • Ireland must support SMEs: CEO   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:20 AM ET
    Ireland must support SMEs: CEO

    Gary McGann, CEO of Smurfit Kappa, tells CNBC that Ireland needs to support SMEs which are fundamental to a sustainable recovery.

  • FACTBOX-How Europe's "bad banks" have fared Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:12 PM ET

    Belgium had two major banking failures, Fortis and Dexia. With the former, toxic assets were purchased for 11.7 billion euros by a separate vehicle Royal Park Investments, owned by Fortis, the Belgian state and BNP Paribas. Credit Suisse and Lone Star Funds bought RPI's assets for 6.7 billion euros in 2013. RPI is active now only in U.S. legal disputes.

  • DUBLIN/ MADRID, March 2- Europe's tough treatment of Greece's new government has eased some immediate anti-austerity pressure in Ireland and Spain, but it may take a lot more than that to put Dublin and Madrid's ruling parties' re-election prospects back on track. They both toed the line with Germany in demanding that Greece stick to its bailout commitments- a...

  • Dublin- based Actavis Plc holds the commercial license for the product, but the marketing application was submitted by non-profit pharmaceutical company Medicines360, which holds the U.S. public sector clinic rights. The companies expect the device, which also helps to check heavy menstrual bleeding, to be available in the United States by the second quarter...

  • DUBLIN, Feb 26- Malin, an Irish company set up by a number of former Elan executives to invest in privately held life science assets, said it plans to raise between 275 million and 325 million euros in one of Europe's biggest biotechnology IPOs. Former Elan chief executive Kelly Martin and chairman Bob Ingram, who sold the Irish stock market stalwart to Perrigo for...

  • Cramer Remix: This stock, and llamas, on the run Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:06 PM ET
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    Llamas weren’t the only things running wild on Thursday; “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer has a stock galloping higher.

  • Cramer: 'I'm a happy camper'—Thanks, Europe! Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:22 PM ET
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), looks on as he unveils a new twenty-euro banknote at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 24, 2015.

    Jim Cramer wants to be negative about what's happening in the market right now but with this evidence, he can't!

  • Feb 26- Google Inc has combined its two European regional divisions as it seeks to meet the challenges of tougher regulation across the continent, a source close to the company said on Thursday. In response, Google has argued that for Europe to remain competitive in global markets, it needs to form a single digital market instead of relying on national...

  • LONDON, Feb 25- Ireland has no problem in principle with the idea of swapping Greece's official debt for growth-linked bonds but would have to see the details of any proposal, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Wednesday. Euro zone finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to a four-month extension of Greece's EU/IMF bailout programme, subject to its economic...

  • Feb 24- Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that its active advertisers rose to 2 million, a 33 percent increase from the 1.5 million it had in July 2014. Facebook does not break out the actual number of small business advertisers versus big brands, but they tend to spend on average $5 to $50 a day. Sandberg said that the fastest areas of growth of small business advertising...

  • Feb 23- Apple Inc said it would spend 1.7 billion euros to build two data centres in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs. The company said the centres, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers across Europe.

  • Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble, the "immovable object" in the words of one economist, stopped Greece's charismatic new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis in his tracks, forcing Athens to extend a bailout program on Friday on terms its government was just elected to get out of. More than that, the confusion officials recounted from behind the scenes left mutual...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 18- Actavis Plc, a generic drugmaker that has been steadily acquiring branded medicines, said it will change its name to Allergan Inc after it completes its planned $66 billion purchase of the Botox maker, signaling its growing focus on patent-protected drugs. Actavis, which began as a New Jersey- based generics company called Watson, took its current...

  • UPDATE 2-Actavis beats profit estimates, raises forecast Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 9:11 AM ET

    Feb 18- Actavis Plc posted a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit and raised its full-year earnings forecast, saying it expected strong sales of its new branded drugs. Actavis agreed to buy Allergan Inc last November for $66 billion, outbidding a hostile offer by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

  • Actavis, which bought Botox-maker Allergan Inc in November, makes drugs from research in its own pipeline, and copy cat versions of other popular drugs. Sales of the Actavis's branded drugs nearly tripled to $1.83 billion in North America in the fourth quarter, accounting for 45 percent of total revenue. For the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, Actavis's net loss...

  • DUBLIN, Feb 17- Ireland's new data protection watchdog expects to win the power to levy vast fines on some of the world's biggest Internet firms under European privacy laws, despite opposition from some larger EU countries who want responsibilities shared more widely. Helen Dixon took over late last year as Ireland's data protection commissioner, becoming...

  • Feb 12- The fickleness of the gaming industry was on full display in the earnings reports of "FarmVille" creator Zynga Inc and "Candy Crush" maker King Digital Entertainment Plc. Zynga's shares fell 10 percent while King Digital's soared 18 percent in extended trading on Thursday after the companies reported contrasting fortunes in a key industry metric.