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  • Funding pledge 'unfair to Wales'
    A pledge by the three Westminster party leaders to keep the current funding system for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is criticised by Plaid Cymru.
    BBC News.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:39:59 GMT.
  • Harris is new deputy chief constable
    Drew Harris has been appointed the new deputy chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
    BBC News.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:13:20 GMT.
  • Public praise, private Belfast funeral for Paisley
    Northern Ireland politicians are publicly honoring their former leader, Ian Paisley, as his family holds his funeral in conditions of exceptional privacy.
    Miami Herald.  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:59 EDT.
  • 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.
  • Firebrand Northern Irish Leader Ian Paisley Dies at 88
    Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland's firebrand Protestant leader who late in life struck a power-sharing deal with bitter Catholic rivals, has died in Belfast. He was 88. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:59:29 -0400.
  • DealBook: Barclays Names John McFarlane as Next Chairman
    The chairman of the British insurer Aviva and the former head of Citigroup’s business in Britain and Ireland is set to take over from David Walker next year.
    By Chad Bray.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:42:27 GMT.
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  • Ian Paisley, Ulster Hard-Liner Who Made Peace, Dies at 88
    The Protestant leader who vowed never to compromise with Irish Catholic nationalists accepted in his twilight a power-sharing agreement after decades of sectarian violence.
    By Robert D. Mcfadden.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:08:36 GMT.
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  • UK on Knife-Edge as Scotland Set to Vote on Independence
    People in Scotland will vote next week in a referendum to decide whether to stay in the United Kingdom along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, or to break away and become an independent nation. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:46:00 -0400.
  • Tickets For Notre Dame Vs. Michigan Are Most Expensive Since 2011
    In an annual college football tradition, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will again renew their historic rivalry with the Michigan Wolverines this weekend. ...
    By Jesse Lawrence.  Forbes.  Wed, 3 Sep 2014 18:36:00 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.

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