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  • Ryanair Lifts Profit Guidance After Blowout First Quarter
    Ryanair boosted its annual profit guidance as rivals cuts theirs after the Irish airline reported that first quarter net income rose 152 percent from a year earlier.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:09:52 GMT.
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  • Irish Troubles collection 'on offer'
    The largest known private collection of memorabilia charting the history of Ireland and the Troubles is being offered free to a good home.
    BBC News.  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:52:33 GMT.
  • Volunteers needed for genetic map
    A team of scientists is visiting Northern Ireland later in a bid to draw up a genetic map of the British Isles.
    BBC News.  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:28:47 GMT.
  • Editorial: Must Microsoft Turn Over Emails on Irish Servers?
    Congress needs to clarify how and when the government can obtain private messages and documents stored abroad.
    By The Editorial Board.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:08:35 GMT.
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  • How Modeling Informed Kathy Ireland's Business Acumen
    Failure can be incredibly educational, and it is through that lens that Kathy Ireland defines herself as 'very well-educated.'
    Forbes.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:55:58 GMT.
  • Margin squeeze, legal expenses lead to lower Covidien earnings
    Covidien, the Dublin-based surgical and medical-device supplier, reported that sales increased by 4% in the third quarter, but profits fell by 22%.
    Modern Healthcare.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST.
  • Africa: Geldof Says Australia Aid Cuts Could Have Helped HIV Battle
    [AlertNet]Melbourne -Irish campaigner and musician Bob Geldof said on Thursday that achieving the end to poverty was just as possible as achieving the end to AIDS.
    All Africa.  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:37:58 GMT.
  • Northern Ireland's McIlroy Wins British Open
    Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy has won golf's British Open, capturing his third major championship in the past three years. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:47:51 -0400.
  • Image found of Confederate White House housekeeper
    Mary O'Melia left Ireland for America as a young widow with three children before she was hired as housekeeper at the White House of the Confederacy. An intimate witness to history, she also has been much of a mystery.
    Miami Herald.  Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:48 EDT.
  • Europe: 3 Ireland completes O2 takeover
    There is a new order in Ireland’s wireless market, with 3 now No. 2. The operator, which is owned by the Hong Kong-based Hutchinson Whampoa, this week completed its $1.15 billion buyout of Telefónica’s O2. ...
    Sara Zaske.  RCR Wireless.  Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:16:52 +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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