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  • Foraging: In Dublin, Shopping Away From the Crowds
    Drury Street is just blocks from the city’s main shopping avenue, but the comparatively smaller strip has less congestion and a more authentic feel.
    By Shivani Vora.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:10:46 GMT.
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  • DealBook: Chiquita Seeks to Reassure Investors on Deal for Fyffes
    Chiquita Brands International says it expects to achieve an additional $20 million in annual cost savings from its planned combination with Fyffes of Ireland.
    By Chad Bray.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:00:52 GMT.
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  • Johansson's Lucy tops UK box office
    Scarlett Johansson's new sci-fi drama Lucy, directed by Luc Besson, tops the UK and Ireland box office in its opening weekend.
    BBC News.  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:29:46 GMT.
  • Police probe 'hate speech' claims
    Police say they are investigating complaints relating to a north Belfast festival after claims that an event on Sunday featured "hate speech".
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:10:06 GMT.
  • Takeover target Covidien still buying, picks up vascular devicemaker
    Irish medical product supplier Covidien, which is being taken over by devicemaker Medtronic, has made an acquisition of its own. Covidien has bought Reverse Medical Corp., a privately held company that makes endovascular devices.
    Modern Healthcare.  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:00:00 EST.
  • Former Ireland prime minister Reynolds dies aged 81
    Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process who helped broker the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81, Irish broadcaster RTE reported
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:49:00 +0200.
  • Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81
    Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:47 EDT.
  • Baltic gang face charges after stealing over 100 BMW’s - The Baltic Times
    An eastern European crime gang has allegedly stolen 120 expensive BMW automobiles in Northern Ireland and shipped their parts to Latvia. British police arrested four suspects on May 27 - ...
    Baltic Times.  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT.
  • From Belfast To Silicon Valley - UK Tech Startup Offers Ad Blindness Cure
    First a confession. As a writer I spend a good proportion of every working day sitting hunched over a laptop, but sadly not all of that time is spend productively. ...
    By Trevor Clawson.  Forbes.  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:45:00 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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