* One government MP votes against, expelled from party (Adds confirmation of MPs expulsion, analyst comment)
DUBLIN, May 28 (Reuters) - Ireland 's financial regulator, whose "timid" supervision was criticised for not halting the country's banking crash, produced branded golf balls to promote itself before the office was overhauled, a parliamentary inquiry heard on Thursday.
* Notes recent publication by UK CMA about proposed acquisition of UK and Irish businesses of Cision UK and Vocus UK by two parties including group
* Still ample room for further recovery - economist (Adds analyst quotes, detail)
DUBLIN, May 28 (Reuters) - Cracking down on Ireland 's banks before the 2008 financial crash would have conflicted with government policy to promote the country as a financial services centre, former regulator Patrick Neary told a parliamentary inquiry on Thursday.
May 28 (Reuters) - Bill payments firm PayPoint Plc said it would sell its parking and online payment processing companies to focus on its retail services businesses in the UK, Ireland and Romania.
margin improvement. There was little inflection in any of the core markets, as France continued to be weak and the U.K. and Ireland performed reasonably well. We are reiterating our narrow economic moat and stable moat trend ratings as we think Kingfisher
LOS ANGELES, May 27 (Reuters) - Irish rockers U2 said on Wednesday their longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, died in Los Angeles where the band is performing part of its latest tour.
DUBLIN, May 27 (Reuters) - Comparing the task that outnumbered Irish regulators faced during its financial crisis to a battle of "David and Goliath" would be an understatement, Ireland 's former banking supervision head told a parliamentary inquiry on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS, May 27 (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators will decide by July 1 whether to clear British Airways-owner IAG's takeover bid for Irish peer Aer Lingus, the European Commission said on Wednesday.