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Island in north-west Europe divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

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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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Donegal swimmer aims to become the first person to swim around the coast of Ireland [Video]

Donegal swimmer aims to become the first person to swim around the coast of Ireland

A Donegal swimmer, who is aiming to become the first person to swim around thecoast of Ireland, says he has been inundated with messages of goodwill fromthe public who are following his progress..

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Jones reunites World Cup back row, preps for toughest game of year [Video]

Jones reunites World Cup back row, preps for toughest game of year

England seeking fourth successive win over Ireland.

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Eddie Jones: Ireland will play with a point to prove against England [Video]

Eddie Jones: Ireland will play with a point to prove against England

England head coach Eddie Jones believe's Andy Farrell's Ireland side will cometo Twickenham for Saturday's Autumn Nations Cup clash with "a point to prove".

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Matt Proudfoot praises England's knowledge and discipline ahead of Autumn Nations challenge against Ireland [Video]

Matt Proudfoot praises England's knowledge and discipline ahead of Autumn Nations challenge against Ireland

England Rugby forwards coach Matt Proudfoot speaks about his squad'spreparation for their match against Ireland in the Autumn Nations Cup.

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What does Biden’s win mean for Ireland and UK-EU trade talks? [Video]

What does Biden’s win mean for Ireland and UK-EU trade talks?

Biden’s ‘Irish roots’ have come up often, and the people of Ballina are hoping that he will be able to ensure peace in Ireland.

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'Nothing's going to stop' transition -Biden [Video]

'Nothing's going to stop' transition -Biden

[NFA] President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday that nothing would stop the transfer of power in the U.S. government, even as President Donald Trump says without evidence that last week's election was..

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Joe Biden's ancestral home of Ballina celebrates his victory in US election [Video]

Joe Biden's ancestral home of Ballina celebrates his victory in US election

Residents and relatives of US president-elect Joe Biden begin celebrating theresults of the US election in his ancestral home of Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland.

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Win over Italy helps England seal Six Nations title as Ireland lose in Paris [Video]

Win over Italy helps England seal Six Nations title as Ireland lose in Paris

England were crowned 2020 Guinness Six Nations champions on points differenceafter a conclusive victory over Italy propelled them beyond the reach ofclosest rivals France and Ireland. Eddie Jones’..

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Ireland train ahead of France match with hopes of Six Nations title [Video]

Ireland train ahead of France match with hopes of Six Nations title

Ireland squad take to pitch for training session ahead of France match with Six Nations title on the line

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France hoping a win over Ireland will be enough to clinch the Six Nations [Video]

France hoping a win over Ireland will be enough to clinch the Six Nations

France looking for Six Nations title as they take on Ireland in Paris.

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England hope to clinch Six Nations with big win over Italy [Video]

England hope to clinch Six Nations with big win over Italy

England searching for a big win over Italy to give them the chance to snatch the Six Nations title from Ireland

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How Ireland is the birthplace of Halloween [Video]

How Ireland is the birthplace of Halloween

Halloween is not all about cauldrons, broomsticks, witches, and pumpkins. InIreland it is a tradition steeped in turnip ghosts, pucas, and fortune tellingdating back 2,500 years.

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Ship crew rescued in dramatic scene off Irish coast [Video]

Ship crew rescued in dramatic scene off Irish coast

Video shows a coal-carrying vessel stuck in waves more than six-meters high off the coast of Ireland on Tuesday (October 20), according to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

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How might the Six Nations pan out? [Video]

How might the Six Nations pan out?

The 2020 Six Nations will resume on Saturday. We take a look at how thingsmight pan out with Ireland hosting Italy on Saturday, followed by Walesentertaining Scotland, England visiting Italy and..

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Ireland’s second nationwide lockdown comes into force [Video]

Ireland’s second nationwide lockdown comes into force

Ireland is facing the toughest set of restrictions for six weeks as it entersa second lockdown. The entire country moved to the highest level ofrestrictions under the Government’s five-tiered..

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Ireland first EU country to re-enter lockdown [Video]

Ireland first EU country to re-enter lockdown

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Ireland lockdown: Tough new restrictions come into effect [Video]

Ireland lockdown: Tough new restrictions come into effect

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Dubliners react to Tier 5 lockdown in Ireland [Video]

Dubliners react to Tier 5 lockdown in Ireland

Dublin locals react to the Irish Government's plan to impose the highest levelof restrictions under its five-tiered plan for living with Covid-19.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Ireland is first EU country to re-enter lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Ireland is first EU country to re-enter lockdown

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Coronavirus pandemic: Ireland sets new lockdown for 6 weeks [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Ireland sets new lockdown for 6 weeks

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Ireland, Wales to re-enter lockdown as COVID-19 surges in Europe [Video]

Ireland, Wales to re-enter lockdown as COVID-19 surges in Europe

European countries tighten COVID-19 curbs as WHO urges nations to enforce quarantine measures to contain new surges.

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Taoiseach outlines importance of protecting Ireland's fisheries in Brexit negotiations [Video]

Taoiseach outlines importance of protecting Ireland's fisheries in Brexit negotiations

Irish premier Micheal Martin has said it is very important that his country’sfishing communities are protected in any trade deal with the UK. Arriving forthe EU summit in Brussels, the Taoiseach said..

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New Test Identifies Patients At Risk For Severe COVID-19 [Video]

New Test Identifies Patients At Risk For Severe COVID-19

Researchers in Ireland say they have developed a system that can predict who will suffer from severe COVID-19. According to UPI, the team of researchers revealed their study and findings on Wednesday...

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Mexico, India, Ireland, Norway elected to U.N. Security Council, one seat still open

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Irish parties close in on coalition deal, leaders to meet

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Two Northern Irishmen to be extradited over Vietnamese truck deaths

Two Northern Irishmen are set to be extradited to Britain to face manslaughter charges over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last year, Ireland's courts heard..
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Factbox: Ireland's phased plan to ease coronavirus lockdown

Ireland has announced a revised schedule for gradually re-opening the economy over the coming months, speeding the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
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Ireland hopes to restart international travel later in the summer

Ireland is hopeful that it will be able to resume air travel to other European countries later in the summer, acting prime minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.
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'Summer is not yet lost', Irish PM backs air bridges

Ireland hopes to be able to recommend the resumption of air travel with a select number of countries in a number of weeks, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday, telling prospective..
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Ireland seeks health officials' backing to speed up reopening plan

Ireland's government has proposed speeding up the reopening of parts of its economy to the country's top health officials and will make a decision on Friday, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said.
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Irish pubs say two metre social distancing spells ruin

Ireland's usually tightly-packed pubs say they face ruin unless the government eases one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe, under which they can only reopen in August and must keep drinkers two..
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Spanish dig unearths human remains in hunt for Irish rebel lord

Spanish archaeologists may have uncovered the final resting place of an Irish nobleman whose bloody 16th-century rebellion almost toppled Ireland's English rulers.
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Ireland may decide next week to speed up reopening plan

Ireland may next week speed up the reopening of its economy if coronavirus infections remain low, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday, though its chief medical officer said he was likely to..
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Privacy activist Schrems calls on EU authorities to get Irish watchdog moving

Privacy activist Max Schrems called on the European authorities to push the Irish regulator to speed up its handling of cases he has brought against Facebook on the second anniversary of the..
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Ireland to review 14-day quarantine for travellers on June 18

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Ireland expects scepticism in EU at UK Northern Ireland proposal

Britain's proposal on Wednesday that its Brexit divorce deal would require no new customs infrastructure in Northern Ireland will be met with scepticism by many in the European Union, Irish Foreign..
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Northern Ireland eases restrictions, Ireland deaths at seven-week low

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UK deal on EU ties is possible, PM Johnson tells Ireland's Varadkar

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar on Friday that he believed it was possible to reach an agreement with the European Union over Britain's future relationship,..
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Ireland to press ahead with partial reopening of economy

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UK Supreme Court rules internment of Northern Ireland's Adams unlawful

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Ireland says Brexit trade talks timeline 'virtually impossible'

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Ireland sees crisis point in Brexit talks if no progress soon: Coveney

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Ireland takes small first step in coronavirus escape plan

Ireland on Friday announced the first small steps to easing restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus and laid out a roadmap for a gradual re-opening of the economy from May 18 if the virus..
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Irish PM unveils plan to slowly lift coronavirus restrictions

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Ireland to ban gatherings of more than 5,000 until end of August

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Irish unlikely to see packed pubs, big gatherings soon: minister

Ireland is highly unlikely to allow large gatherings this year and the "cocooning" of people over 70 years old in their homes may persist for quite a while, Health Minister Simon Harris said on Sunday.
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Ireland plans to expand weekly coronavirus testing capacity to 100,000

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Ireland considering tougher airport checks against coronavirus

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Irish PM says any lifting of restrictions will be over months

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The leaders of Irish rival parties Fianna Fail and Fine Gael agreed on Tuesday to govern together for the first time if they can get additional support to form a coalition two months after an election..
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Sinn Fein leader says she has the coronavirus but is recovering

The leader of the left-wing Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, Mary Lou McDonald, said on Tuesday that a test taken at the end of March confirmed she had the coronavirus, but she was no longer infected..
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Sinn Fein protests coronavirus call for British military help in Northern Ireland

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