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Will Biden’s plan for global tax reform hurt his beloved Ireland?

May 14, 2021
President Biden's proposal for a minimum global corporate tax rate is causing consternation in his ancestral home.
Irish enthusiasm for “the boy from Ballina" may soon begin to wane.
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How Biden's roots and Riverdance play a role in Irish diplomacy

Jan 21, 2021
Around 35 million Americans say they have Irish heritage. It's a valuable social and business network.
People in Joe Biden's ancestral home of Ballina are proud of his success.
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Does the Northern Ireland border stand in the way of Brexit?

Feb 8, 2019
Ireland and the EU say the border needs to remain open or paramilitary violence will resume. Brexiteers say that's nonsense.
Activists attend a demonstration by the anit-Brexit campaign group Border Communities Against Brexit in Newry, Northern Ireland, on Jan. 26.
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What it's like to live near Brexit's greatest issue

Oct 19, 2018
The Irish border has been a big problem for negotiators. For the people living there, that means a lot of uncertainty.
“It's very different to what's been portrayed in the media,” said James Johnston, director of the Ulster Farmers Mart in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. "There's free movement across the border. And I think just the general consensus, whether somebody's voted to leave or voted to remain, they're all united to keep up that freedom of movement.”
Courtesy of the BBC

What it's like to live near Brexit's greatest issue

Oct 19, 2018
The Irish border has been a big problem for negotiators. For the people living there, that means a lot of uncertainty.
“It's very different to what's been portrayed in the media,” said James Johnston, director of the Ulster Farmers Mart in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. "There's free movement across the border. And I think just the general consensus, whether somebody's voted to leave or voted to remain, they're all united to keep up that freedom of movement.”
Courtesy of the BBC

As Brexit looms, Dublin vies for financial crown

Jun 27, 2018
The Irish capital is hoping to draw in firms fleeing post-Brexit London.
The Irish tricolour flies over the General Post Office in Dublin.
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How Ireland rebounded after Europe's debt crisis

Jun 27, 2018
Austerity, grit and flexibility helped get the country's economy back on an even keel.
An illustration shows a two euro coin taken in Dublin in 2013.
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How to solve problems around Brexit and the Irish border

Jun 27, 2018
Could technology help prevent bottlenecks on the EU-U.K. border?
Traffic crosses the border into Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic next to a poster protesting a hard Brexit.
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Brexit creates problem on Northern Irish border

Jun 26, 2018
The border between the Republic of Ireland and the U.K. province of Northern Ireland is a big Brexit sticking point.
The Irish government wants its border with Northern Ireland to remain as open and accessible as it is today after Brexit.
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