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Turf Wars: Irish Fighting Ban on Peat Harvesting

The peat bogs of Ireland are an iconic part of its rural landscape. But a fierce donnybrook has erupted over the harvesting of peat, known locally as turf cutting. Full story

News Summary: Perrigo to buy Elan for $8.6 billion

TIEING THE KNOT: U.S. drugmaker Perrigo agreed Monday to buy Ireland's Elan for $8.6 billion in a deal that should allow the rapidly growing company to reduce its tax bill and boost its royalty stream. Full story

Perrigo to buy Elan for $8.6B, seeks tax savings

U.S. drugmaker Perrigo agreed Monday to buy Ireland's Elan for $8.6 billion in a deal that should allow the rapidly growing company to reduce its tax bill and boost its royalty stream. Full story

Ryanair shares fall on lower Q1 profits

Ryanair shares are sliding after Europe's biggest budget airline reported lower first-quarter profits and said the current quarter could be weaker, too, if a summer of exceptional sunshine continues in Britain and Ireland. Full story

Ireland on road to recovery, but many left behind

MULLINGAR, Ireland (Reuters) - Struggling cafe owner Julie Mangan rolls her eyes at talk of packed restaurants and queues for house viewings in Dublin as proof that Ireland's battered economy is finally on the mend. Full story

Earnings roundup: Boston Scientific, Pinnacle

Among the earnings stories for Thursday, July 25, from AP Business News: Full story

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  Treasure hunters find silver off Irish coast

Three miles down in the cold waters off the coast of Ireland, American treasure hunters found a mother lode: 110 tons of silver that was on a British steamship torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1941. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

  Syrian civil war a major focus of Kerry’s overseas trip

Former Sen. George Mitchell talks about the next steps the U.S. should take in Syria, the peace process with Israel, Iran and the impact Secretary of State John Kerry could have on the region.

  Ryanair Orders 175 Boeing 737s

One of Boeing's biggest customers is Ryanair. The Irish airline purchased 175 Boeing 737 planes at the Paris Air Show last week. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary, offers insight.

  Fifty years later: Caroline Kennedy retraces her father’s steps in Ireland.

President Kennedy’s last overseas trip just 5 months before his death was to his family’s homeland of Ireland. The Kennedy family goes back to Ireland for the 50th anniversary of his visit. NBC’s Jim Maceda reports.

  Obama kids trace family history in Ireland

While President Obama was attending the G-8 summit, Malia, Sasha, and Michelle Obama hit the tourist trail, taking in an Irish dancing performance and exploring their Irish roots. NBC’s Annabel Roberts reports.

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