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  • One person killed in house fire
    One person dies in a fire at a house in the Lagmore area on the outskirts of west Belfast.
    BBC News.  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:51:50 GMT.
  • VIDEO: 'Why can't we get married?'
    Two men attending the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast explain why they believe they should be able to get married.
    BBC News.  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:21:32 GMT.
  • Critic's Notebook: Northern Ireland Town Embraces Beckett Festival
    The Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, which opened on July 23 and runs through Monday, offers a festive and buoyant atmosphere.
    Roslyn Sulcas.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:11:17 GMT.
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  • Court approves two life sentences for murderer of two Irish women
    Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has approved the two aggravated life sentences handed down to a Turkish man who killed his Irish girlfriend’s mother and one of her friends in 2011
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:59:00 +0200.
  • Israel's Teva buys Allergan generic drug company for $40.5B
    Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said Monday it is purchasing Dublin-based Allergan's generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion, in what Israeli analysts called the largest-ever acquisition by an Israeli company.
    Modern Healthcare.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:45:00 EST.
  • Notre Dame Football Tickets Are Most Expensive In College Football On The Secondary Market
    Throughout the first half of the 2014 regular season, Notre Dame looked to be one of the best teams in college football. That was until four straight losses dropped the Fighting Irish from No. 8 in the AP Poll to unranked. ...
    By Jesse Lawrence.  Forbes.  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:36:00 GMT.
  • E.U. Opens Antitrust Case Against Major U.S. Studios and Sky UK
    The bloc, which opened the investigation in January 2014, said the companies prevented consumers from gaining access to content outside Sky UK’s licensed territory of Britain and Ireland.
    James Kanter and Mark Scott.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:51:48 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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