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  • Ending Impasse, Irish Leaders Agree on a Government
    The agreement, which follows an inconclusive election and two months of political deadlock, is likely to result in the re-election of Enda Kenny as prime minister.
    Stephen Castle.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 02 May 2016 17:21:00 GMT.
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  • Adams apologises for use of racist term
    Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams apologises for using a racist term in a tweet comparing the plight of slaves in the United States to the treatment of Irish nationalists.
    BBC News.  Mon, 02 May 2016 17:01:04 GMT.
  • Adams deletes tweet amid racism claims
    Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams defends his use of a racist term in a tweet comparing the plight of slaves in the United States to the treatment of Irish nationalists.
    BBC News.  Mon, 02 May 2016 07:58:38 GMT.
  • Irish Political Leader in 'Hot Water' After Tweeting Racial Slur
    Gerry Adams, an Irish politician and leader of the Sinn Fein political party, caused an uproar Sunday after he posted multiple racial slurs on his Twitter account. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 02 May 2016 02:40:30 -0400.
  • U2 guitarist The Edge makes history as he rocks Sistine Chapel for cancer
    The Edge, lead guitarist with the Irish band U2, has become the first rock star to play in the Sistine Chapel, a venue he described as "the most beautiful parish hall in the world"
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 01 May 2016 18:03:00 +0200.
  • A Celebration in Song and Dance of Ireland’s Independence and Culture
    On the 100-year anniversary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion that put Ireland on a path to independence, people celebrated the country in an event in Manhattan.
    Sarah Maslin Nir.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:32:49 GMT.
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  • McGregor Skips UFC Promotional Event, Won't Get Rematch With Diaz
    Irish mixed martial arts phenom Conor McGregor will not fight in a rematch against rival Nate Diaz, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White announced after McGregor failed to show up to a promotional event Friday. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:53:27 -0400.
  • Best Golf Resorts in Great Britain & Ireland
    Our editors' selections for the best golf resorts in Great Britain and Ireland.
    Golf Digest.  Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:38:48 GMT.
  • 8 Scenic Spots Not To Miss in Ireland and Northern Ireland
    Ireland has countless stunning sights, from Dublin to Cork to Galway and beyond, pick a spot and there’s something memorable to see. Here are some highlights not to miss.
    By Geoffrey Morrison.  Forbes.  Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:36:00 GMT.
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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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