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Republic of Ireland: Country in Europe on the island of Ireland
Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern side of the island. Around 40% of the country's population of 4.9 million people resides in the greater Dublin area. The sovereign state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The legislature, the Oireachtas, consists of a lower house, Dáil Éireann, an upper house, Seanad Éireann, and an elected President who serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, but with some important powers and duties. The head of government is the Taoiseach, who is elected by the Dáil and appointed by the President; the Taoiseach in turn appoints other government ministers.

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Irish football fans honour Jack Charlton in Dublin [Video]

Irish football fans honour Jack Charlton in Dublin

Football fans gathered to sing and dance at Walkinstown Roundabout in Dublin as former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton's funeral came to a close in Newcastle.The former coach, who was also..

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Crowds line streets to pay tribute to Jack Charlton [Video]

Crowds line streets to pay tribute to Jack Charlton

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Ashington to pay their respects to World Cup-winning hero Jack Charlton.Leeds United legend Charlton, who went on to become a successful manager most notably..

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Dail Eireann give standing ovation to 'larger than life' Jack Charlton [Video]

Dail Eireann give standing ovation to 'larger than life' Jack Charlton

Ireland's Parliament, Dail Eireann, pay tribute to former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton.Charlton took charge of the Republic of Ireland where he qualified for their first World Cup in 1990..

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Jack Charlton: England World Cup Winner Dies Aged 85 [Video]

Jack Charlton: England World Cup Winner Dies Aged 85

England 1966 World Cup hero and former Republic of Ireland boss Jack Charlton has died aged 85. Charlton had been suffering from a long-term illness and also had dementia. Alongside his brother..

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Fianna Fail's Micheal Martin named Ireland's new prime minister [Video]

Fianna Fail's Micheal Martin named Ireland's new prime minister

Veteran politician promises to tackle deep recession with 'urgency and ambition' amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Ireland forms new coalition government with Mícheál Martin as taoiseach [Video]

Ireland forms new coalition government with Mícheál Martin as taoiseach

Ireland forms new coalition government with Mícheál Martin as taoiseach

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Micheal Martin: Being elected Taoiseach one of the greatest honours [Video]

Micheal Martin: Being elected Taoiseach one of the greatest honours

Speaking as the newly-elected Taoiseach of the 33rd Irish parliament, Micheal Martin said to be elected to serve as Taoiseach “is one of the greatest honours which anyone can receive”.Mr Martin..

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Ireland to form new coalition government with Mícheál Martin as taoiseach [Video]

Ireland to form new coalition government with Mícheál Martin as taoiseach

Rival parties in Ireland agreed to form a new government with Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green party.View on euronews

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Lockdown forces Irish paralympic hopeful to tread-mill water [Video]

Lockdown forces Irish paralympic hopeful to tread-mill water

In his suburban driveway in the west of Ireland, blind triathlete Leo Hynes clambers into a box of water, straps himself to a bungee cord and starts to swim - going nowhere, but going fastView on..

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Four months of political deadlock broken with government agreement [Video]

Four months of political deadlock broken with government agreement

Four months of political deadlock in Ireland have been broken with the agreement on a programme for government. The two centre-right parties Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, which emerged from opposing sides..

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Long queues as Penneys reopens in Ireland [Video]

Long queues as Penneys reopens in Ireland

Eager shoppers have queued for hours as 16 Penneys stores reopened across the Republic of Ireland. Some shops were due to open at 10.30am, but as the queues built up, gardai advised managers to open..

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