Ireland

Country Ireland
Capital Dublin
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Irish & English

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Introduction

Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. A failed 1916 Easter Monday Rebellion touched off several years of guerrilla warfare that in 1921 resulted in independence from the UK for 26 southern counties; six northern (Ulster) counties remained part of the UK. In 1949, Ireland withdrew from the British Commonwealth; it joined the European Community in 1973. Irish governments have sought the peaceful unification of Ireland and have cooperated with Britain against terrorist groups. A peace settlement for Northern Ireland is gradually being implemented despite some difficulties. In 2006, the Irish and British governments developed and began to implement the St. Andrews Agreement, building on the Good Friday Agreement approved in 1998.

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The strange creatures that lived in Ireland millions of years ago - RTE.ieThe strange creatures that lived in Ireland millions of years ago  RTE.ie

Snow to hit Ireland as Met Eireann weather warning issued - will it fall near you? - Irish MirrorSnow to hit Ireland as Met Eireann weather warning issued - will it fall near you?  Irish Mirror

Two-year-old daughter of Islamic State detainee is Ireland's main concern -minister - ReutersTwo-year-old daughter of Islamic State detainee is Ireland's main concern -minister  Reuters

Northern Ireland house prices rise by 4% - BBC NewsNorthern Ireland house prices rise by 4%  BBC News

New Troubles for Ireland? | John William O'Sullivan - First ThingsNew Troubles for Ireland? | John William O'Sullivan  First Things

Nigerians send €17m home from Ireland annually, CSO says - The Irish TimesNigerians send €17m home from Ireland annually, CSO says  The Irish Times

'It's hard to be black in Ireland. When you're a kid, you want to fit in' - The Irish Times'It's hard to be black in Ireland. When you're a kid, you want to fit in'  The Irish Times

How a west of Ireland hotel became carbon neutral - RTE.ieHow a west of Ireland hotel became carbon neutral  RTE.ie

Gareth McAuley: Northern Ireland 'foolish' not to approach Stephen Robinson as next boss - Sky SportsGareth McAuley: Northern Ireland 'foolish' not to approach Stephen Robinson as next boss  Sky Sports

All-Ireland club finals set for Parnell Park under Saturday Night Lights, with TG4 providing live coverage - The42All-Ireland club finals set for Parnell Park under Saturday Night Lights, with TG4 providing live coverage  The42

Ireland fined €5m plus penalties over Galway wind farm - RTE.ieIreland fined €5m plus penalties over Galway wind farm  RTE.ie

Joy of six for Ireland's young guns as U17s begin Euro qualifiers on a high in Cork - The42Joy of six for Ireland's young guns as U17s begin Euro qualifiers on a high in Cork  The42

Women's Euro 2021 qualifier: Northern Ireland 0-0 Wales - sides play out stalemate in Belfast - BBC NewsWomen's Euro 2021 qualifier: Northern Ireland 0-0 Wales - sides play out stalemate in Belfast  BBC News

Syrian refugees: Highest proportion resettled in Northern Ireland - BBC NewsSyrian refugees: Highest proportion resettled in Northern Ireland  BBC News

RTE viewers react to 'scary' Will Ireland survive 2050? programme - Irish MirrorRTE viewers react to 'scary' Will Ireland survive 2050? programme  Irish Mirror

Northern Ireland: How do you rank their home shirts from 2004-2019? - BBC SportNorthern Ireland: How do you rank their home shirts from 2004-2019?  BBC Sport

UPMC expands Ireland footprint with acquisition of second hospital - Pittsburgh Post-GazetteUPMC expands Ireland footprint with acquisition of second hospital  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Heavy rain and strong winds affect Northern Ireland travel - BBC NewsHeavy rain and strong winds affect Northern Ireland travel  BBC News

Leavers and Remainers finally agree - on ditching Northern Ireland - Metro.co.ukLeavers and Remainers finally agree - on ditching Northern Ireland  Metro.co.uk

FAI lead tributes after passing of 'Godfather of schoolboy football in Ireland,' Fran Ray - The42FAI lead tributes after passing of 'Godfather of schoolboy football in Ireland,' Fran Ray  The42

Dublin weather as Met Eireann forecasts 'wintry falls' in Ireland with temperatures hitting -1C - Dublin LiveDublin weather as Met Eireann forecasts 'wintry falls' in Ireland with temperatures hitting -1C  Dublin Live

Michael O'Neill: Northern Ireland squad not shocked by manager's Stoke City appointment - BBC SportMichael O'Neill: Northern Ireland squad not shocked by manager's Stoke City appointment  BBC Sport

Niamh McCarthy wins bronze for Ireland at World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai - Irish MirrorNiamh McCarthy wins bronze for Ireland at World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai  Irish Mirror

Membership of Cern ‘will result in millions being put into Irish economy’ - Belfast TelegraphMembership of Cern ‘will result in millions being put into Irish economy’  Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland Open: New approach reaps early dividends for Mark Allen - BBC NewsNorthern Ireland Open: New approach reaps early dividends for Mark Allen  BBC News

Ireland concede late goal to draw against Greece - RTE.ieIreland concede late goal to draw against Greece  RTE.ie

Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day - TheJournal.ieRaw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day  TheJournal.ie

Why does The Crown have a problem with Ireland? - The Irish TimesWhy does The Crown have a problem with Ireland?  The Irish Times

Parrott, Byrne and O'Connor to start for Ireland - RTE.ieParrott, Byrne and O'Connor to start for Ireland  RTE.ie

Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted - TheJournal.ieIreland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted  TheJournal.ie

BT Ireland sold for €300m – report - Independent.ieBT Ireland sold for €300m – report  Independent.ie

Sewage from 77,000 people released into Ireland's waterways every day without treatment - JOE.ieSewage from 77,000 people released into Ireland's waterways every day without treatment  JOE.ie

Euro 2021 qualifier: Greece Women 1-1 Republic of Ireland - BBC SportEuro 2021 qualifier: Greece Women 1-1 Republic of Ireland  BBC Sport

Conservatives to run four candidates in Northern Ireland - Belfast TelegraphConservatives to run four candidates in Northern Ireland  Belfast Telegraph

Domino's in hunt for 160 new staff for Northern Ireland stores - Belfast TelegraphDomino's in hunt for 160 new staff for Northern Ireland stores  Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland House Price Index Q3 2019 - GOV.UKNorthern Ireland House Price Index Q3 2019  GOV.UK

Northern Ireland v Netherlands preview: where to watch, predicted line-ups, team news - UEFA.comNorthern Ireland v Netherlands preview: where to watch, predicted line-ups, team news  UEFA.com

Pauw admits playoff route best Ireland can hope for after draw in Greece - The Irish TimesPauw admits playoff route best Ireland can hope for after draw in Greece  The Irish Times

Northern Ireland man due in court over £180k drug seizure - Belfast TelegraphNorthern Ireland man due in court over £180k drug seizure  Belfast Telegraph

Weather warning: Ireland to experience ‘ARMAGEDDON’ like weather documentary reveals - Express.co.ukWeather warning: Ireland to experience ‘ARMAGEDDON’ like weather documentary reveals  Express.co.uk

Northern Ireland Open snooker: Stuart Bingham 147 break takes him 4th on all-time list - Metro.co.ukNorthern Ireland Open snooker: Stuart Bingham 147 break takes him 4th on all-time list  Metro.co.uk

Sewage from nearly 80000 people flowing into Ireland's waterways - Newstalk 106-108 fmSewage from nearly 80000 people flowing into Ireland's waterways  Newstalk 106-108 fm

Turkey to deport Lisa Smith and her daughter to Ireland - The Irish TimesTurkey to deport Lisa Smith and her daughter to Ireland  The Irish Times

Des Berry: 'From Ireland second-choice to a possible Connacht exit - the curious case of Kieran Marmion' - Independent.ieDes Berry: 'From Ireland second-choice to a possible Connacht exit - the curious case of Kieran Marmion'  Independent.ie

Ireland come Acropolis as Euro qualification hopes lie in ruins - Independent.ieIreland come Acropolis as Euro qualification hopes lie in ruins  Independent.ie

Peace walls: Support for removing barriers in Northern Ireland grows - BBC NewsPeace walls: Support for removing barriers in Northern Ireland grows  BBC News

Northern Ireland unemployment rate hits record low - BBC NewsNorthern Ireland unemployment rate hits record low  BBC News

Mary Black, one of Ireland's favourite artists, is coming to Carlow in March 2020 - Carlow LiveMary Black, one of Ireland's favourite artists, is coming to Carlow in March 2020  Carlow Live

Robbie Brady: Republic of Ireland absence hurt but now I’m ready for Denmark - Sky SportsRobbie Brady: Republic of Ireland absence hurt but now I’m ready for Denmark  Sky Sports

Life-changing cystic fibrosis drugs available in weeks in Northern Ireland - Belfast TelegraphLife-changing cystic fibrosis drugs available in weeks in Northern Ireland  Belfast Telegraph

Oliver Norwood: Blades boss says midfielder unlikely to reverse Northern Ireland retirement - BBC SportOliver Norwood: Blades boss says midfielder unlikely to reverse Northern Ireland retirement  BBC Sport

Do you agree with our predicted Ireland XI to face New Zealand? - The42Do you agree with our predicted Ireland XI to face New Zealand?  The42

All-Ireland winner Barry Heffernan thought time with Tipperary was over coming into 2019 - The Irish SunAll-Ireland winner Barry Heffernan thought time with Tipperary was over coming into 2019  The Irish Sun

Lisa Smith and daughter due to be deported to Ireland from Turkey - Irish TimesLisa Smith and daughter due to be deported to Ireland from Turkey  Irish Times

Inquiry urged into Scouting Ireland abuse claims handling - RTE.ieInquiry urged into Scouting Ireland abuse claims handling  RTE.ie

TV celebrity Trinny Woodall among Uber customers charged for journeys they didn't take in Ireland - Independent.ieTV celebrity Trinny Woodall among Uber customers charged for journeys they didn't take in Ireland  Independent.ie

Construction slows at rate last recorded in Ireland's bailout years - Independent.ieConstruction slows at rate last recorded in Ireland's bailout years  Independent.ie

Northern Ireland helicopter ambulance in running for £50k award - Belfast TelegraphNorthern Ireland helicopter ambulance in running for £50k award  Belfast Telegraph

Cork's Oran Crowe helps Republic of Ireland's under 17's to massive victory - Cork BeoCork's Oran Crowe helps Republic of Ireland's under 17's to massive victory  Cork Beo

Man arrested for alleged filming children at Northern Ireland leisure centre - Belfast TelegraphMan arrested for alleged filming children at Northern Ireland leisure centre  Belfast Telegraph

Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'... A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words - TheJournal.ieExtract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'... A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words  TheJournal.ie

Concern over Aaron Connolly ahead of Ireland’s Denmark date - The Irish TimesConcern over Aaron Connolly ahead of Ireland’s Denmark date  The Irish Times

Danny Healy-Rae defends Noel Grealish for comments about Nigeria - Irish ExaminerDanny Healy-Rae defends Noel Grealish for comments about Nigeria  Irish Examiner

Greece 1-1 Republic of Ireland - recap - RTE.ieGreece 1-1 Republic of Ireland - recap  RTE.ie

Ireland pipped at the post by Wales - The Irish TimesIreland pipped at the post by Wales  The Irish Times

All you need to know: Crunch game for Ireland in Greece - RTE.ieAll you need to know: Crunch game for Ireland in Greece  RTE.ie

Serious flooding leads to road closures in Northern Ireland - The Irish TimesSerious flooding leads to road closures in Northern Ireland  The Irish Times

Last-gasp Keira Bevan try helps Wales past Ireland - BBC NewsLast-gasp Keira Bevan try helps Wales past Ireland  BBC News

Stephen Kenny switches to plan B for Ireland’s clash with Armenia - The Irish TimesStephen Kenny switches to plan B for Ireland’s clash with Armenia  The Irish Times

Euro 2021 qualifying: Northern Ireland still chasing first win after draw with Wales - BBC SportEuro 2021 qualifying: Northern Ireland still chasing first win after draw with Wales  BBC Sport

'Ireland didn't execute in the big moments' - Stuart Lancaster calls for honest review of World Cup failure - Independent.ie'Ireland didn't execute in the big moments' - Stuart Lancaster calls for honest review of World Cup failure  Independent.ie

Why blood sacrifice rites were common in Ireland on November 11th - RTE.ieWhy blood sacrifice rites were common in Ireland on November 11th  RTE.ie

Ireland could experience 'Armageddon weather' in near future due to global warming, experts warn - Irish MirrorIreland could experience 'Armageddon weather' in near future due to global warming, experts warn  Irish Mirror

Netflix’s “The Crown” has a Northern Ireland problem, says Irish critic - IrishCentralNetflix’s “The Crown” has a Northern Ireland problem, says Irish critic  IrishCentral

Former Ireland striker Kevin Doyle buys half-brother to winning machine Altior - BreakingNews.ieFormer Ireland striker Kevin Doyle buys half-brother to winning machine Altior  BreakingNews.ie

Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans admits players confused by Michael O'Neill's dual Stoke role - The TelegraphNorthern Ireland defender Jonny Evans admits players confused by Michael O'Neill's dual Stoke role  The Telegraph

Letter to Varadkar about a ‘new Ireland’ is an own goal for nationalists - The Irish TimesLetter to Varadkar about a ‘new Ireland’ is an own goal for nationalists  The Irish Times

Ireland's Prisons for Migrants - Jacobin magazineIreland's Prisons for Migrants  Jacobin magazine

Facebook removed Northern Ireland 'paedophile-hunting' page after 'sting' on Co Down man, court hears - Belfast TelegraphFacebook removed Northern Ireland 'paedophile-hunting' page after 'sting' on Co Down man, court hears  Belfast Telegraph

A new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400 - TheJournal.ieA new record high: The average monthly rent in Ireland is now over €1,400  TheJournal.ie

All you need to know: Republic of Ireland v New Zealand - RTE.ieAll you need to know: Republic of Ireland v New Zealand  RTE.ie

Poll says GB would ditch Northern Ireland over Brexit but it's the General Election that counts, says DUP - Belfast TelegraphPoll says GB would ditch Northern Ireland over Brexit but it's the General Election that counts, says DUP  Belfast Telegraph

Ex-Ireland striker who thrived in Belgium urges players to look beyond the UK - The42Ex-Ireland striker who thrived in Belgium urges players to look beyond the UK  The42

Millions of overseas development aid spent in Ireland - RTE.ieMillions of overseas development aid spent in Ireland  RTE.ie

Limerick's Gearoid Prendergast to coach Ireland Club XV in 2020 - Limerick LeaderLimerick's Gearoid Prendergast to coach Ireland Club XV in 2020  Limerick Leader

BBC-funded Local Democracy Reporter scheme expands to Northern Ireland - Press GazetteBBC-funded Local Democracy Reporter scheme expands to Northern Ireland  Press Gazette

Two of Ireland's youngest killers sentenced for schoolgirl's murder - CNNTwo of Ireland's youngest killers sentenced for schoolgirl's murder  CNN

Ireland management must make mark quickly - Lancaster - RTE.ieIreland management must make mark quickly - Lancaster  RTE.ie

Four Exciting Tech Startups Flying The Flag For Ireland - ForbesFour Exciting Tech Startups Flying The Flag For Ireland  Forbes

Ireland blocks booze ads near schools, trains, buses, daycares, cinemas - The TakeoutIreland blocks booze ads near schools, trains, buses, daycares, cinemas  The Takeout

Northern Ireland slang captured in brilliant video - Belfast LiveNorthern Ireland slang captured in brilliant video  Belfast Live

Brexit: minister backs Boris Johnson’s mixed messages on Northern Ireland - The GuardianBrexit: minister backs Boris Johnson’s mixed messages on Northern Ireland  The Guardian

Mercury to transit across sun today; Astronomy Ireland warns people not to look directly at it - BreakingNews.ieMercury to transit across sun today; Astronomy Ireland warns people not to look directly at it  BreakingNews.ie

Northern Ireland Open: Mark Selby beats Xu Si 4-2 in first round - BBC NewsNorthern Ireland Open: Mark Selby beats Xu Si 4-2 in first round  BBC News

Eoghan Harris: The problem with Ireland's Future “one party” conversation.. - Slugger O'TooleEoghan Harris: The problem with Ireland's Future “one party” conversation..  Slugger O'Toole

Brexiters evoking Ireland’s civil war should be careful what they wish for - The GuardianBrexiters evoking Ireland’s civil war should be careful what they wish for  The Guardian

Brexit blamed for job cuts at Northern Ireland trailer firm SDC - Belfast TelegraphBrexit blamed for job cuts at Northern Ireland trailer firm SDC  Belfast Telegraph

Debating a united Ireland - Irish TimesDebating a united Ireland  Irish Times

The ‘Messy and Angry’ Prospect of Ireland Reunifying - The AtlanticThe ‘Messy and Angry’ Prospect of Ireland Reunifying  The Atlantic

What will Ireland's weather look like in 2050? - RTE.ieWhat will Ireland's weather look like in 2050?  RTE.ie