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Ireland: Island in north-west Europe divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.

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Tui to close 166 high street stores after ‘changes in customer behaviour’ [Video]

Tui to close 166 high street stores after ‘changes in customer behaviour’

Tui is to close nearly a third of its high street stores in the UK and theRepublic of Ireland. The UK’s biggest tour operator said the “difficult”decision to shut 166 shops is due to the need to..

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England’s Morgan says Ireland eyeing an “upset” as ODI cricket returns [Video]

England’s Morgan says Ireland eyeing an “upset” as ODI cricket returns

England captain Eoin Morgan says the world champions are not underestimating Ireland as the sides prepare for a three-match one-day international series.

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Brexit bureaucracy? 'Green card' required for UK drivers in Ireland [Video]

Brexit bureaucracy? 'Green card' required for UK drivers in Ireland

Plans to require drivers to carry an insurance ‘green card’ when crossing the Irish border are not going down well in Northern Ireland. View on euronews

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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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Taoiseach visits Stormont leaders in Belfast [Video]

Taoiseach visits Stormont leaders in Belfast

Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin has met with Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill in Belfast.

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Ireland's baby mass grave scandal remains a mystery [Video]

Ireland's baby mass grave scandal remains a mystery

The mass grave discovered at the mother and baby home in Taum may just be one of many such scandals.

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'Better to have no deal' if Britain continues Brexit stance, says former Irish PM [Video]

'Better to have no deal' if Britain continues Brexit stance, says former Irish PM

'Better to have no deal' if Britain continues Brexit stance, says former Irish PM

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Pubs reopen as lockdown restrictions ease in Ireland [Video]

Pubs reopen as lockdown restrictions ease in Ireland

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Hairdressers in high demand during lockdown relaxation in Ireland [Video]

Hairdressers in high demand during lockdown relaxation in Ireland

Customers take their seats in a hair salon in Athy, Co Kildare, as Ireland enters phase three of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Includes interviews with Laura Grufferty and Bryant Jordan.

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Baby girl born with so much hair it was visible during 34 week scan [Video]

Baby girl born with so much hair it was visible during 34 week scan

A mother who believed that newborns were bald recalled her shock when she realised her baby girl already had thick hair in the womb - which was clearly visible at her 34 week scan. After their son,..

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Irish parties await members' verdict on three-way coalition deal [Video]

Irish parties await members' verdict on three-way coalition deal

The agreement reached by bitter rivals Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael could be rejected on Friday by members of the Green Party, a junior partnerView on euronews

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Finance ministers from Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg join race for Eurogroup presidency [Video]

Finance ministers from Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg join race for Eurogroup presidency

Finance ministers from Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg join race for Eurogroup presidency

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The Last Surviving Sibling Of JFK Dies At 92 [Video]

The Last Surviving Sibling Of JFK Dies At 92

Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of late President John F. Kennedy has died. According to CNN, Kennedy Smith died on Wednesday. Kennedy Smith's daughter shared that her mother passed away..

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Guinness recovering from Covid-19 slup [Video]

Guinness recovering from Covid-19 slup

At the start of the lockdown in Ireland, Guinness reduced operations at its St James’s Gate brewery in Dublin to the minimal level required to keep its yeast stocks alive. It was the first time that..

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Dublin barber jokes about operating a repair shop as more Covid-19 restrictions lifted [Video]

Dublin barber jokes about operating a repair shop as more Covid-19 restrictions lifted

A Dublin barber has joked that he will be operating as a repair shop when he finally gets back to cutting hair after lockdown. John O’Loughlin, who has worked in Tallaght for 35 years, said some of..

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U.N. Humiliates Trudeau [Video]

U.N. Humiliates Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bid to get Canada back on the United Nations Security Council was dashed Wednesday. Trudeau was humiliated. The UN dealt a decisive and embarrassing loss to him and..

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Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, dies at 92 [Video]

Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, dies at 92

Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on..

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England v Ireland: Hosts wrap up six-wicket victory on ODI return

England ease to a six-wicket victory over Ireland with 22 overs to spare on their return to one-day internationals at the Ageas Bowl.
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England v Ireland: Why this one-day series matters to both teams

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England v Ireland: Captain Eoin Morgan relishes 'new journey' in ODI series

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Amazon to create a further 1,000 jobs in Ireland

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Diving wrecks, finding octopuses, and freedom: Irish scuba divers on the unique scenery and sights of the ocean

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Until the EU tackles tax avoidance, big companies will keep getting away with it

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Coronavirus: Ireland puts brakes on easing lockdown amid 'real concern'

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McDonald’s Irish accounts show €75m cash injection as restaurants reopen for dine-in

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The European parent company of the McDonald’s Irish operation injected €75 million into its business here to pay off its bank overdraft, according to a recently filed financial statement. Accounts..
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Microplastics found in gut of animal on one of the most remote islands of the world

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