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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 a third 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, a part of the United Kingdom. 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, Dรกil ร‰ireann, an upper house, Seanad ร‰ireann, 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 Dรกil and appointed by the President; the Taoiseach in turn appoints other government ministers.

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Martin McDonagh, whose van was crushed by authorities, is extradited from the Republic of Ireland.
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The leaders of Ireland's Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, two of the three largest parties to emerge from a Feb. 8 election, will meet early next week for what they..
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Ireland's Fianna Fail will start formal talks next week to try to form a government from a fractured parliament as contenders for prime minister fell well short..
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As the Irish parliament convenes to try to choose its new leader, concerns about inequality linger.
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Ireland's Fianna Fail will step up efforts to form a government by starting formal engagement with other parties, except Sinn Fein, after marginally winning the..
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