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  • Man killed in west Belfast shooting
    A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway following what is believed to have been a serious brawl.
    BBC News.  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:41:10 GMT.
  • Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal
    Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.
    BBC News.  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:09:29 GMT.
  • Art in Review: Genieve Figgis: ‘Good Morning, Midnight’
    Genieve Figgis, an Irish painter, is having her first solo show in New York, with acrylics that celebrate the macabre.
    By Roberta Smith.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:49:09 GMT.
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  • Sinn Fein Leader Is Accused of Covering Up Rape
    A Belfast woman said that she was raped by a man she accused of being a senior member of the I.R.A., and that Gerry Adams, the Sinn Fein leader, had helped cover it up.
    By Douglas Dalby.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:50:55 GMT.
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  • AbbVie and Shire end merger talks
    North Chicago-based medical products maker AbbVie and Irish drugmaker Shire have agreed to terminate their proposed merger.
    Modern Healthcare.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EST.
  • Is International Diversification Still Valuable?
    Europe is no one’s favorite region right now. We are two years on from the euro crisis of 2010-2012 where interest rates on government debt from Portugal to Ireland went through the roof. ...
    By Simon Moore.  Forbes.  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 04:28:00 GMT.
  • U2's Bono: Glaucoma Reason for Trademark Sunglasses
    U2 frontman Bono has revealed the mystery behind his trademark sunglasses. The Irish rocker has glaucoma. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:13:44 -0400.
  • The Rundown -- October 17
    RFE/RL in the Media # Irish Times mentions a new RFE/RL-VOA television news program in its Russian media story. # The St. ...
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:39:54 +0000.
  • Statement by the Vice President on the Passing of Former Northern Ireland First Minister Reverend Dr. Ian Paisley
    I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Reverend Dr. Ian Paisley.  Dr. Paisley was a man who cared deeply about his faith, his family, and his community.  Through the negotiation of the St. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:19:00 +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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