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  • Rifle suspect questioned over rocket
    One of four men arrested as part of a major security operation in Belfast on Thursday night is also being questioned about a rocket attack on police in north Belfast on Sunday.
    BBC News.  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:31 GMT.
  • £30K policing bill for boxing match
    More than £30,000 was paid out of the public purse towards the cost of policing a world title fight in Belfast earlier this year, the Police Service of Northern Ireland confirms.
    BBC News.  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:14:17 GMT.
  • Africa: U.S Appoints GE Africa CEO Into President Obama's Advisory Council
    [Guardian]JAY Ireland, President and CEO of General Electric Africa (GE Africa) has been named as one of the 15 private sector leaders to President Obama's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.
    All Africa.  Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:26:28 GMT.
  • Bono's plane loses hatch before Berlin landing
    Berlin airport authorities say U2 front man Bono's private plane lost a hatch as it was coming in for a landing in the German capital but the Irish singer was never in any danger.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:16:38 EST.
  • 36 Hours in Dublin
    Bike along the Liffey River, peel back layers of Ireland’s history, dig into a booming culinary scene and, sure, go for a Guinness during a weekend in the Irish capital.
    By Nell Mcshane Wulfhart.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:26:39 GMT.
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  • Green Column: Ireland Sets Water Fees, Angering Thousands
    Protesters say free water is a human right, but economists say use charges promote efficiency.
    By Kate Galbraith.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:06:08 GMT.
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  • Bring It On: Women Are Empowered By Adversity
    Founder and CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide lauds women as proactive "implementers," only made stronger by setbacks, whatever they may be. Original interview from the Forbes Women's Summit in 2014.
    Forbes.  Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:48:17 GMT.
  • 'Band Aid' Founders to Produce Charity Single for Ebola
    Irish rocker and charity organizer Bob Geldof has announced he is organizing a new recording of the 1984 single "Do They Know It's Christmastime?" to raise money for the fight against the Ebola virus. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:59:25 -0500.
  • Luxury retailer is in for long haul
    Living a teenage boy's fantasy of driving exotic cars is part of Tom O'Keefe's job at Midwestern Auto Group, a 15-franchise group of mostly exotic and luxury dealerships in Dublin, Ohio, that offers valet service to its high-line customers.  Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Readout of the Vice President's Call with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron
    Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the political talks in Northern Ireland as well as global challenges such as Ebola and the fight against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:42:00 +0000.
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Facts About Ireland

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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