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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, 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, 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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Michelle O’Neill calls for Northern Ireland schools to close over coronavirus [Video]

Michelle O’Neill calls for Northern Ireland schools to close over coronavirus

Stormont Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has said schools, universities and colleges in Northern Ireland should close in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. She claimed the public were..

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NI Deputy First Minister calls for immediate school closures [Video]

NI Deputy First Minister calls for immediate school closures

Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Michelle O'Neill has called for the immediate closure of schools, colleges and universities across the province, following the Republic of Ireland's decision..

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Leo Varadkar pays tribute to Irish Americans [Video]

Leo Varadkar pays tribute to Irish Americans

Leo Varadkar has paid tribute to Irish-America for “changing the future of Ireland”. The Taoiseach had warm words for US Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying her statement in support of Ireland last year..

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Irish premier: More than half of the population could contract coronavirus [Video]

Irish premier: More than half of the population could contract coronavirus

Best audio available. Irish premier Leo Varadkar has warned that more than half of the population in the Republic of Ireland could contract Covid-19, as the government unveiled a 430 million euro..

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William and Kate's Ireland tour comes to a close [Video]

William and Kate's Ireland tour comes to a close

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first official visit to the Republic of Ireland has come to a close. During their time in the country William and Kate met with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President..

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Duke of Cambridge jokes about Queen on brewery visit [Video]

Duke of Cambridge jokes about Queen on brewery visit

The Duke of Cambridge joked about his grandmother on a visit to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. The Duke and Duchess are visiting the Republic of Ireland for the first time on an official visit.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ring Peace Bell in Dublin [Video]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ring Peace Bell in Dublin

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were invited to ring the Peace Bell by Irish President Michael D Higgins. The bell was unveiled in 2008 by then-president Mary McAleese to mark the tenth..

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First Covid-19 case identified in Northern Ireland [Video]

First Covid-19 case identified in Northern Ireland

The first case of Covid-19 has been identified in Northern Ireland. The adult patient had returned from northern Italy, travelling from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, chief medical officer Dr..

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Mary Lou McDonald blasts 'arrogant' election rivals [Video]

Mary Lou McDonald blasts 'arrogant' election rivals

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has blasted “arrogant” political rivals for denying her party a place in the next Irish Government. Fianna Fail has ruled out entering a coalition with the..

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Fianna Fail edges Sinn Fein in race to win most Irish Parliament seats [Video]

Fianna Fail edges Sinn Fein in race to win most Irish Parliament seats

Fianna Fail has been confirmed as the largest party in Ireland’s next parliament by the narrowest margin over a surging Sinn Fein. Micheal Martin’s party finished with 38 seats to Sinn Fein’s 37..

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Ireland election: "This is a Mary Lou monsoon" [Video]

Ireland election: "This is a Mary Lou monsoon"

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Sinn Fein top the first preferences in Irish General Election [Video]

Sinn Fein top the first preferences in Irish General Election

The shape of Ireland’s next government remains uncertain after a historic General Election saw Sinn Fein crash the long-standing domination of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael. While counting will continue..

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Counting under way in Ireland's General Election [Video]

Counting under way in Ireland's General Election

Counting is under way following Ireland's General Election. An exit poll has indicated an extraordinary statistical dead heat between Fine Gael, Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail - with the three within a..

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Ireland elections: Exit poll has 3 main parties almost tied [Video]

Ireland elections: Exit poll has 3 main parties almost tied

Identical share of vote projected for PM's Fine Gael party, centre-right rivals Fianna Fail and left-wing Sinn Fein.

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Candidates vote as Ireland heads to the polls [Video]

Candidates vote as Ireland heads to the polls

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar cast his ballot in Dublin on Saturday, in a general election that is likely to remove him from power. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Irish General Election: Leaders vote in close-run poll [Video]

Irish General Election: Leaders vote in close-run poll

Irish premier Leo Varadkar is fighting to win a third successive term in government for his Fine Gael party, as opinion polls show Sinn Fein is on course to challenge the status quo.

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President Michael D Higgins votes in Irish General Election [Video]

President Michael D Higgins votes in Irish General Election

Irish President Michael D Higgins has cast his vote in the country's General Election. Mr Higgins was accompanied by his wife Sabina Higgins to vote at a polling station in St Mary's Hospital in..

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Irish election: the view from ayslum seekers caught in Ireland's direct provision [Video]

Irish election: the view from ayslum seekers caught in Ireland's direct provision

Irish election: the view from ayslum seekers caught in Ireland's direct provision

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Ireland election: Waiting to see doctor tops voter concerns [Video]

Ireland election: Waiting to see doctor tops voter concerns

As Ireland gears up for a snap general election this weekend, addressing inequality and complexity of the country's healthcare system has emerged as the number one priority for voters.

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Sinn Fein on the brink of power as Ireland heads to polls [Video]

Sinn Fein on the brink of power as Ireland heads to polls

If Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald can turn the Irish nationalist party's opinion poll lead into a historic election breakthrough this week, it will be healthcare and housing not their signature..

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Who are the Irish election candidates? [Video]

Who are the Irish election candidates?

Ireland is going to the polls on February 8 to decide who will lead it for up to five years. Take a look at the three main party leaders: Leo Varadkar, Micheal Martin and Mary Lou McDonald.

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