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  • Belfast: Priest threatened at gunpoint in burglary
    Two men force their way into a parochial house and threaten a priest at gunpoint during an aggravated burglary in Belfast.
    BBC News.  Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:00:40 GMT.
  • Hate crime 'still far too high' post-Brexit - police
    More than 6,000 hate crimes have been reported to police in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the wake of the EU referendum, figures show.
    BBC News.  Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:53:54 GMT.
  • The Guardian Seeks Transparency In Amazon Tax Court Case
    Earlier this month we heard about the IRS audit of Facebook. Now it is Amazon's turn.  The Facebook audit is about the transfer of intellectual property to an Irish subsidiary in 2010. ...
    By Peter J Reilly.  Forbes.  Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:09:00 GMT.
  • Books of The Times: Review: ‘Pond’ Makes Misanthropy Compelling
    Claire-Louise Bennett’s slim first novel is about a young academic who has decamped to an Irish village, in flight from something unspecified.
    Dwight Garner.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:29:48 GMT.
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  • Microsoft Wins Appeal on Overseas Data Searches
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a ruling that Microsoft must turn over email stored in a data center in Dublin.
    Nick Wingfield and Cecilia Kang.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:21:15 GMT.
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  • Europe-Asia Summit Opens In Mongolia
    Leaders of countries from Ireland to Indonesia are meeting in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, for a summit that has been overshadowed by an attack in Nice, France, that left more than 80 people dead.
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:28:52 +0000.
  • Shane Lowry has a brutally honest -- and hilarious -- response on his British Open pairing
    The Irishman showed how happy he is to be among the marquee pairings this week at Royal Troon.
    Golf Digest.  Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:03:05 GMT.
  • Conlon Carries Irish Heritage With Pride
    PJ Conlon could be the first native Irishman in the bigs in 70 years. The post Conlon Carries Irish Heritage With Pride appeared first on
    Staff Report.  Baseball America.  Sat, 02 Jul 2016 16:00:45 +0000.
  • Irish Soccer Fans Dent Car Then Fix it on the Spot (W/Video)
    After accidently denting the roof of a French car while celebrating their victory over Italy during the Euro 2016 championship earlier this week, a group of Irish soccer fans repaired the damage while singing their victory song. ...
    Jason Udy.  Motor Trend.  Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:45:14 +0000.
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Ireland is a republic which occupies southern, central, and northwestern portions of the island of Ireland.  Its capital city is Dublin, and its currency is the Euro.  In 2007, Ireland's estimated population was 4,109,000, and the primary spoken languages of Ireland are Irish and English.

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