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  • New search for Duffy's Cut remains
    New searches are under way in the US to try to find the remains of 51 Irish migrants who died - or were murdered - in 1832 while building a railway.
    BBC News.  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:52:51 GMT.
  • 'Worsening inequality in NI education'
    The Equality Commission says inequality in education has worsened in Northern Ireland since 2007
    BBC News.  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:19:11 GMT.
  • Beating parasites wins three scientists Nobel prize for medicine
    Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases such as malaria and elephantiasis won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Oct.5.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:42:00 +0200.
  • Ireland Corks Tax Benefits, But 12.5% Rate Is Still Alluring
    Ireland is feeling the pressure, closing the Double Irish and cutting other tax perks. But a 12.5% tax rate is still highly attractive.
    By Robert W. Wood.  Forbes.  Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:51:00 GMT.
  • Op-Ed Contributor: The Troubles Are Back
    Peace in Northern Ireland relied on a flawed power-sharing deal that set sectarian divisions in stone.
    Eamonn Mccann.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:20:01 GMT.
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  • Sports Briefing | Rugby: Ireland Advances at Rugby World Cup
    Ireland qualified for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals by squeezing past Italy, 16-9, at Olympic Stadium in London. The victory also lifted France into the final eight.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 04:28:52 GMT.
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  • IRELAND: Sustain reform momentum to secure economic recovery
    A strong commitment to reform and a business-friendly environment have helped Ireland return to robust economic expansion, offering the government an opportunity to heal the scars of the crisis, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey.
    OECD.  Acquired Tue, 15 Sep 2015.
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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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