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Ireland’s new challenge: ‘brain drain’

CS Monitor Daily News Briefing, March 17, 2014 EDUCATED YOUTH ARE LEAVING FOR OPPORTUNITIES ABROAD. By JASON WALSH CORRESPONDENT Click here to download PDF

Briefing: Greece’s Golden Dawn

CS Monitor Weekly, October 16, 2013 What’s behind the rise of this violent, extremist nationalist party?

Briefing: Golden Dawn: five things to know about Greece’s ‘neo-Nazi’ party

CS Monitor, October 3, 2013 The leader of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party, Nikolaos Mihaloliakos, was jailed today pending trial – the latest move in the Greek government’s crackdown against the racist political party, which has seen 21 of its members arrested, including five parliamentarians. Mr. Mihaloliakos himself faces charges of running a criminal organization. [...]

Ignoring the elephant

CS Monitor Weekly, July 1, 2013 Western leaders target tax cheats, ignore Syria By Jason Walsh, Correspondent ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND

‘Yes, officer, both those passports are mine’

NSFW Corp, June 20, 2013 By Jason Walsh World leaders came to Northern Ireland to discuss tax, transparency and trade. Instead they had an argument about Syria and even the usual anti-globalization protesters couldn’t be bothered paying any attention to them.

G8 wraps with progress on tax evasion – but not on Syria

CS Monitor, June 18, 2013 The summit leaders agreed to crack down on money laundering and illegal tax evasion, but Russia and the West remain at odds over how to resolve the Syrian civil war. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND—The sun came out at Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland today, the last [...]

Obama arrives for tough G8 summit in Northern Ireland

CS Monitor, June 17, 2013 From Syria, to spying, to an angry Vladimir Putin on his plate, President Barack Obama arrived in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit today. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND—President Obama’s stop in Belfast on his way to the G8 summit was meant to be a feel-good interlude before [...]

Changing times: G8 leaders head to bucolic Northern Ireland

CS Monitor, June 16, 2013 As recently as five years ago it would have been unthinkable to gather the world’s most powerful leaders in Northern Ireland. The two-day G8 conference opens tomorrow. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND—As recently as five years ago it would have been unthinkable to gather the world’s most powerful [...]

Tax-free radicals

NSFW Corp, May 31, 2013 By Jason Walsh Thanks to one little bipartisan Senate committee hearing, Ireland’s fiscal policy has become headline news across the globe.

With G8 leaders on the way, Northern Ireland ramps up security

CS Monitor, May 23, 2013 Amid a perceived triple threat of left-wing protestors, Islamist terrorists, and dissident republican paramilitaries, Northern Ireland is doubling its police force and preparing drones for the summit. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent DUBLIN, IRELAND—With leaders of eight of the world’s richest nations set to arrive in Northern Ireland next month for [...]