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    Enda Kenny's minority government only narrowly survived a vote of no-confidence over its handling of a policing scandal.

  • Feb 17- Accenture Plc said on Friday it would create 15,000 "highly skilled" new jobs in the United States, as IT services firms brace for a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under President Donald Trump. Major IT service companies, particularly those based in India, fly engineers to the United States using H-1B visas to service clients, but some...

  • IT service firm Accenture has announced the creation of 15,000 new jobs in the U.S. and is opening 10 innovation centers in U.S. cities.

  • Feb 17- Accenture Plc said on Friday it would create 15,000 jobs in the United States, as IT services firms brace for a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under President Donald Trump. The company is domiciled in Dublin, Ireland, while a large chunk of its more than 394,000 employees are in India. Major IT service companies, particularly those based in...

  • Feb 17- Accenture Plc said on Friday it would create 15,000 jobs in the United States, as IT services firms brace for a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under President Donald Trump. The company is domiciled in Dublin, Ireland, but a majority of its more than 380,000 employees are in India. Major IT service companies, particularly those based in India,...

  • DUBLIN, Feb 16- Facebook said on Thursday a legal challenge against the way it transfers EU user data to the United States was "deeply flawed" and should not be referred to the EU's top court because ample privacy protections were already in place. The issue of data privacy came to the fore after revelations in 2013 from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward...

  • DUBLIN _ Shire PLC on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $457.3 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.25 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.78 billion.

  • DUBLIN _ Icon PLC on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $74.3 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.26 per share. Icon PLC expects full-year earnings to be $5 to $5.20 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.7 billion to $1.75 billion.

  • *H1 underlying profit A $1.79 bln vs analysts' A $2.04 bln. SYDNEY, Feb 16- Australia's largest telecoms company, Telstra Corporation Ltd, on Thursday posted an unexpected 11.8 percent fall in first-half profit, dragged down by declining revenues for its mainstay fixed-line and mobile telephone business. Telstra's underlying profit for the six months to Dec. 31...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 16- Australia's largest telecoms company, Telstra Corporation Ltd, on Thursday posted an unexpected 11.8 percent fall in first-half profit, dragged down by falling revenues for its mainstay fixed-line and mobile telephone business. Telstra said in a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange that its underlying profit for the six months to...

  • DUBLIN 4, Ireland _ Alkermes PLC on Wednesday reported a loss of $21.1 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Dublin 4, Ireland- based company said it had a loss of 14 cents. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $202.3 million.

  • DUBLIN _ Prothena Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $48.9 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.24 per share. Prothena shares have increased almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Feb 13- Botox maker Allergan Plc agreed to pay $2.48 billion in cash for Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc, adding a system that it says helps people slim down by freezing fat away to the company's line-up of aesthetic products. Allergan said it would benefit from the cross-selling opportunities for consumers of Zeltiq's CoolSculpting System, which uses cooling to kill...

  • Feb 13- Botox maker Allergan Plc agreed to pay $2.48 billion in cash for Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc, adding a system that it says helps people slim down by freezing fat away to the company's line-up of aesthetic products. Allergan said it would benefit from the cross-selling opportunities for consumers of Zeltiq's CoolSculpting System, which uses cooling to kill...

  • Feb 13- Botox maker Allergan Plc said it would buy body-contouring product maker Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc for about $2.48 billion, adding muscle to its line-up of products used to fight fat and smoothen wrinkles. Zeltiq's CoolSculpting System is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and utilizes a cooling mechanism to reduce the appearance of...

  • Feb 13- Allergan Plc on Monday said it would buy Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc for about $2.48 billion to gain access to its flagship body contouring technology. Dublin- based Allergan, led by its acquisitive Chief Executive Brent Saunders, has orchestrated a flurry of deals since its $160 billion merger with Pfizer Inc collapsed in April. Zeltiq's body contouring...

  • DUBLIN _ Allegion PLC on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $74.8 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 87 cents per share. Allegion expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.55 to $3.70 per share.

  • Feb 8- Allergan Plc Chief Executive Brent Saunders said on Wednesday he does not anticipate U.S. tax reforms this year and that a border-adjustment tax could have a detrimental impact on the Dublin- based drugmaker. House Speaker Paul Ryan said last week that U.S. House Republicans are unlikely to begin tackling tax reform legislation until the summer, focusing...

  • The company's revenue rose 7 percent to $3.86 billion in the fourth-quarter ended Dec. 31, beating the average estimate of $3.77 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders narrowed to $70.2 million, or 20 cents per share, in the fourth-quarter ended Dec. 31, from $700.5 million, or $1.78 per share, a year earlier.

  • DUBLIN _ Allergan PLC on Wednesday reported a loss of $600,000 in its fourth quarter. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.77 billion. For the current quarter ending in April, Allergan said it expects revenue in the range of $3.5 billion.