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  • UUP to meet over executive withdrawal
    The Ulster Unionist Party's ruling body is meeting later to consider leaving the Northern Ireland Executive.
    BBC News.  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:22:03 GMT.
  • A Passion for Hurling, the All-Ireland Game
    Hurling can be likened to a mash-up of lacrosse, field hockey and baseball, but, in truth, it’s a game all its own.
    Dan Barry.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:12:54 GMT.
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  • Irish-Kuwaiti tourist to sue Turkish shopkeepers who attacked him: Lawyer
    The lawyer of a Kuwait-born Irish tourist who was captured on video taking on 15 shopkeepers in Istanbul has said his client plans to sue the assailants
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:39:00 +0200.
  • VIDEO: Irish Whiskey toasts rule change
    New rules are being introduced to protect the authenticity of Irish Whiskey and support the increasing number of distilleries across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
    BBC News.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:55:24 GMT.
  • Ryanair Formally Accepts IAG Offer for Aer Lingus
    Ryanair on Tuesday formally agreed to sell its stake in Aer Lingus to British Airways owner International Airlines Group, giving IAG the approval of over 90 percent of shareholders in Ireland's former flag carrier.
    Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:55:35 GMT.
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  • Shire's $30 Billion Bid For Baxalta Is All About Drug Pipelines And Tax Savings
    Instead of selling to a competitor in the 'Windy City', Shire is using its Ireland-based tax headquarters to scoop up a Chicago-based pharmaceutical businesses, Baxalta, as red hot markets for tax-saving mergers heat up.
    By Antoine Gara.  Forbes.  Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:38:00 GMT.
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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.

For more news and information about Ireland, visit the official Irish government website.  For detailed maps of Ireland, visit this Ireland map website.

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