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Island in north-west Europe, 20th largest in world, politically divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (a part of the UK)

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Ireland: Island in north-west Europe, 20th largest in world, politically divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (a part of the UK)
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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Ireland's Sinn Fein demands place in government at Dublin rally

Irish left-wing nationalists Sinn Fein demanded a place in Ireland's next government on Tuesday at a packed rally in Dublin, saying the country's two dominant centre-right parties were trying block..
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Ireland cautions against travel to coronavirus-hit areas of Italy

Ireland said its citizens should not travel to parts of Italy affected by an outbreak of the new coronavirus.
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Videos for Ireland


Who Is Appearing On Tuesday's South Carolina Democratic Debate? [Video]Who Is Appearing On Tuesday's South Carolina Democratic Debate?

On Tuesday, February 25th Democratic Presidential candidates will debate in South Carolina. The debate is hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in partnership with Twitter...

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Weinstein Didn't Make It to Jail After Guilty Verdict [Video]Weinstein Didn't Make It to Jail After Guilty Verdict

Harvey Weinstein's first night in jail after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault has been delayed. Hours after the verdict was read in a New York City courtroom, the 67-year-old rapist was..

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Tesco completes China exit with $357 mln stake sale [Video]Tesco completes China exit with $357 mln stake sale

Britain's biggest retailer Tesco has completed its exit from China with the 275 million pound ($357 million) sale of its joint venture stake to state-run partner China Resources Holdings. Ciara Lee..

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England power past Ireland in the Six Nations [Video]England power past Ireland in the Six Nations

Irish dreams of a Grand Slam are over, but both teams are still in contention for the championshipView on euronews

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U.S. CDC Confirms 53 Coronavirus Cases [Video]U.S. CDC Confirms 53 Coronavirus Cases

The CDC said on Monday there were 14 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the US. This is apart from the 39 cases among those evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. It also excludes anyone..

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Bernie Wins Nevada Caucus [Video]Bernie Wins Nevada Caucus

Bernie Sanders has officially won the Nevada caucus, according to Business Insider. 100% of the results were reported at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time and 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on February 24th. The Vermont..

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Weinstein Is Guilty In New York [Video]Weinstein Is Guilty In New York

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been in the spotlight for rape over the past few years. Weinstein was officially convicted of sexual assault and rape in a New York court on Monday. Reuters..

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Smollett Due In Court [Video]Smollett Due In Court

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was due in court on Monday for arraignment on renewed felony charges. He's being charged with making false reports to Chicago police about being attacked in a..

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Sanders Sends Centrist Democratic Establishment Into Panic Mode [Video]Sanders Sends Centrist Democratic Establishment Into Panic Mode

Moderate Democrats watched cautiously as Bernie Sanders soared to a landslide victory in Nevada. The win wasn't the surprise, the walloping Sanders gave his opponents was. Sanders impressed fans and..

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Media Not Unfair To Warren [Video]Media Not Unfair To Warren

For months Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign has been fading away. Her poll numbers are abysmal. She got disappointing results in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Her campaign identified the..

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9 Days That Could Seal The Deal For The Democratic Race For President [Video]9 Days That Could Seal The Deal For The Democratic Race For President

The next nine days will determine whether Bernie Sanders will bring an end to the Democratic presidential race. After a massive victory in Nevada, the Vermont senator is now positioned to continue..

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Bernie Sanders Takes Nevada With A Commanding Lead [Video]Bernie Sanders Takes Nevada With A Commanding Lead

Bernie Sanders is beginning to cement his front-runner status in the U.S. Democratic presidential race. After his dominant win in Nevada, his rivals sought to blunt his momentum ahead of 15 nominating..

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Andy Farrell: They were up for it more than us [Video]Andy Farrell: They were up for it more than us

Ireland coach Andy Farrell speaks about the team's 24-12 Six Nations loss to England at Twickenham. England’s claim they were ready to rediscover the form that swept them to last autumn’s World Cup..

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Eddie Jones: We stepped up today and we will again for Wales [Video]Eddie Jones: We stepped up today and we will again for Wales

England head coach Eddie Jones speaks to the media following the team's 24-12 Six Nations triumph against Ireland. England’s claim they were ready to rediscover the form that swept them to last..

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Sanders' Nevada Win Leaves Biden Campaign Hopeful [Video]Sanders' Nevada Win Leaves Biden Campaign Hopeful

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders strengthened his front-runner position for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday. Reuters reports the self-described democratic socialist left the state with..

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Buttigieg Says Inconsistencies In Nevada [Video]Buttigieg Says Inconsistencies In Nevada

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. | David Zalubowski/AP Photo By ZACH MONTELLARO 02/23/2020 11:27 AM EST Pete Buttigieg’s campaign is claiming there are inconsistencies in the..

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How To Use That Hundred Bucks Today To Be Richer Next Year [Video]How To Use That Hundred Bucks Today To Be Richer Next Year

Building wealth isn't about the big wins. Instead, it's about making incremental progress, day after day, year after year. Put bluntly, the tiny habits you start and decisions you make today determine..

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Barr To Meet With Senate GOP [Video]Barr To Meet With Senate GOP

Attorney General William Barr will meet with Senate Republicans on Tuesday. The meeting will take place at their weekly lunch, according to a source familiar with the planning. The gathering is..

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Desperate Warren Taps Loan [Video]Desperate Warren Taps Loan

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is desperate for cash. She raised more money than most of her Democratic presidential rivals in the weeks before the Iowa caucuses. However, she spent so heavily that her..

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The Democratic Debate Brought In More Viewers Than Ever [Video]The Democratic Debate Brought In More Viewers Than Ever

With more than 33 million total viewers Wednesday night, the Democratic debate set viewing records. According to Business Insider, the Las Vegas debate scored 19.65 million viewers according to..

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California May Apologize To Japanese Americans Imprisoned After Pearl Harbor [Video]California May Apologize To Japanese Americans Imprisoned After Pearl Harbor

California is expected to pass a resolution formally apologizing for putting Japanese Americans in prison camps during World War II. It was the largest single forced relocation in US history, with more..

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How 'Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo III Raised Awareness Of Rare Condition [Video]How 'Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo III Raised Awareness Of Rare Condition

There's a reason nerdy preteen Dustin Henderson doesn't have any front teeth in seasons one and three of 'Stranger Things.' According to CNN, it's because actor who plays him, Gaten Matarazzo III, has..

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Warren Breaks Her Most Celebrated Promise [Video]Warren Breaks Her Most Celebrated Promise

Elizabeth Warren has sworn off super PACs during the 2020 campaign. Her campaign website says she "would disavow any Super PAC formed to support her in the Democratic primary." But, now the primaries..

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Stone Gets 40 Months [Video]Stone Gets 40 Months

Roger Stone, the longtime GOP strategist, is going to jail. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Stone to 40 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. He will also serve two years..

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More Coronavirus Cases In Iran [Video]More Coronavirus Cases In Iran

Iranian health officials urged all religious gatherings to be suspended in Qom. This happened after two more people tested positive for the coronavirus in the holy city. Reuters reports that..

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Ghost ship washes up on Irish coast after drifting across Atlantic

A "ghost ship" abandoned by its crew has run aground on rocks on the south coast of Ireland after drifting in the Atlantic for 17 months.
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Missing more than a year, an abandoned 'ghost ship' washed ashore on the other side of the Atlantic

The MV Alta washed ashore in Ireland's County Cork amid Storm Dennis, but the vessel took a more than a year journey from off Bermuda to get there.
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Poll shows Northern Ireland majority against united Ireland

A majority of voters in Northern Ireland would oppose the region leaving the United Kingdom to form a united Ireland if a referendum were held tomorrow, according to a poll published by the Belfast..
Reuters - Published

Winter storm barreling toward the UK is possibly the strongest ever for North Atlantic

The storm likely to hit Ireland, the U.K., France and northern Germany with winds gusts up to 85 mph.
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Ireland's Sinn Fein says 'very, very tricky' to form all-left government

It would be "very, very tricky" to form a government that does not include one of Ireland's two large center-right parties, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, the head of left-wing nationalist party Sinn Fein..
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Irish PM tacitly criticizes Johnson's sacking of Northern Ireland minister

Leo Varadkar, the prime minister of Ireland, tacitly criticized British leader Boris Johnson for sacking his Northern Ireland minister Julian Smith, hailing Smith as "one of Britain's finest..
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Irish court allows appeal against extradition for Vietnamese truck deaths

An Irish court on Wednesday granted a lorry driver leave to challenge his extradition to the UK in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last year,..
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Factbox: What happens next after Ireland's 'ballot-box revolution'

The Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein appears to have secured the most votes but not the most seats in a national election on Sunday, which its leader described as a "ballot-box revolution" that..
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Sinn Fein eyes government, Irish unity poll after election surge

Sinn Fein on Monday demanded inclusion in Ireland's next government after a record election showing, a move that would raise its central goal of reunification with Northern Ireland toward the top of..
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Ireland's Fianna Fail says talk of Sinn Fein coalition 'premature'

The director of elections of Ireland's center-right Fianna Fail party on Monday said it was "completely premature" to talk of forming a coalition government with Sinn Fein, but said it would talk to..
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Sinn Fein says preference is to form a left-wing government

Sinn Fein's first priority is to form a government with fellow left-wing parties, but the Irish nationalist party will also talk to the country's dominant center-right parties Fianna Fail and Fine..
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Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demand place in government after strong election showing

Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demanded on Sunday to be part of the next Irish government after the left-wing party secured the most votes in an election that leader Mary Lou McDonald described as a..
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Long a political pariah, Sinn Fein relishes its breakthrough

When Aengus O Snodaigh first sought election to Ireland's parliament in 1987, he and his Sinn Fein colleagues were banned from speaking on Irish TV and radio for their connection to IRA militants and..
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Sinn Fein demands place in Irish government after electoral 'revolution'

Left-wing Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein on Sunday demanded to be part of the next Irish government after tallies indicated it secured the most votes in an election that leader Mary Lou McDonald..
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Sinn Fein demands place at talks to form next Irish government

Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein is ready to enter government in Ireland and it would be undemocratic to exclude it, leader Mary Lou McDonald said on Sunday after tallies indicated her party narrowly..
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Political gridlock looms for Ireland after Sinn Fein surge

Ireland began counting votes on Sunday in a national election that an exit poll indicated would show a historic breakthrough for left-wing nationalists Sinn Fein but leave a fractured political..
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Sinn Fein Irish election surge leaves three main parties tied

Support for left-wing Irish nationalists Sinn Fein surged in an election on Saturday, leaving it tied with the party of Prime Minister Leo Varadkar but unlikely to emerge with the highest number of..
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Likely Irish kingmaker Green Party eyes aviation tax, megaprojects

Ireland's Green Party, likely to be a kingmaker after Saturday's election, would re-introduce an aviation tax opposed by Ryanair and push two megaprojects to cut carbon emissions if it enters..
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Gerry Adams' successor paves potential Sinn Fein path to power in Ireland

For decades Sinn Fein activists insisted the star power of Gerry Adams, a former Irish Republican Army spokesman, could not be replicated among the party's Irish nationalist base.
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Discontent lifts Irish nationalists Sinn Fein to verge of power

If Irish nationalists Sinn Fein turn their national opinion poll lead into a historic election breakthrough on Saturday, it will be healthcare and housing not their signature demand for a United..
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Sinn Fein establish clear lead in opinion poll ahead of Irish election

Irish nationalists Sinn Fein have surged to the top of an opinion poll five days ahead of an election in Ireland that looks set to be a major breakthrough for the former political wing of the Irish..
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Rigid red lines will hamper progress on EU trade deal: Ireland's Varadkar

Britain and the European Union should not set such rigid red lines before talks on a trade deal because that could make it more difficult to secure an agreement, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said..
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British, EU level trade playing field possible but difficult: Irish PM

There is scope for the European Union and Britain to agree to maintain equal standards in a future trade deal, but coming to such an agreement will be hugely difficult, Irish Prime Minister Leo..
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Irish PM says EU, Britain not that far away on trade

The European Union and Britain are further apart in rhetoric than substance as they begin future trade talks, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said ahead of Britain's departure from the bloc on..
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Irish unity preparations price for Sinn Fein coalition support

Irish nationalists Sinn Fein will withhold support for the government after a Feb. 8 election without a commitment to immediately start planning for a referendum on the unification of Ireland, its..
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Back to the future: Crisis-era Irish party edges toward power

Fianna Fail's near century-long dominance of Irish politics came to a halt in 2011 after it suffered an unprecedented electoral collapse. Nine years later, the party is on the verge of leading the next..
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Ireland's Fianna Fail pledges early preparations for unification vote

Ireland's main opposition party, Fianna Fail, leading in opinion polls ahead of a Feb. 8 election, pledged on Friday to start preparations on how Dublin should approach a possible referendum on the..
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Main Irish opposition rules out grand coalition with PM's party

Ireland's main opposition party Fianna Fail, leading in opinion polls, on Thursday ruled out forming a grand coalition with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael after the Feb. 8 election.
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'It's the pension, stupid!' Retirement row ignites Irish election

Longstanding plans to increase Ireland's statutory retirement age and the knock-on effects on pension payments have become an unexpected issue ahead of the Feb. 8 election, putting the government on..
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Main Irish opposition party would boost Rainy Day Fund

Ireland's main opposition party Fianna Fail, leading in opinion polls before a Feb. 8 election, will boost annual contributions to the state's Rainy Day Fund if elected in an attempt to further shield..
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Big two Irish parties closely matched as Sinn Fein surge: poll

Ireland's main opposition party, Fianna Fail, edged ahead of the governing Fine Gael in an opinion poll on Monday, a far more modest lead than a separate survey suggested a day earlier amid a pre..
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UK PM Johnson visits Northern Ireland to meet new executive, Irish PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland on Monday to mark the restoration of the British province's devolved executive after three years and to hold talks with Irish counterpart Leo..
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Irish foreign minister says EU will not be rushed in post-Brexit negotiations: BBC

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday the European Union would not be rushed in negotiations with Britain to thrash out their post-Brexit relationship.
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Northern Ireland to get devolved government back after three-year gap

The main Irish nationalist and pro-British unionist parties in Northern Ireland agreed to return to a power-sharing government on Friday after a three-year hiatus, ending a standoff that had threatened..
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Sinn Fein backing paves way for new Northern Ireland devolved government

The two main Irish nationalist and pro-British unionist parties in Northern Ireland agreed on Friday to return to devolved government for the first time in three years.
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Northern Ireland parties urged to back draft devolved government deal

The British and Irish governments urged all parties in Northern Ireland to sign up to a draft agreement published on Thursday to restore devolved government for the first time in three years ahead of a..
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Sinn Fein to consider draft Northern Ireland political deal on Friday

Northern Ireland's largest Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein, will meet on Friday to assess a draft deal to restore devolved government that its prospective partners in a new power-sharing arrangement..
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North Ireland's DUP backs deal to restore devolved government

Northern Ireland's largest pro-British party, the Democratic Unionist Party, said it believed the draft deal published by the British and Irish governments on Thursday provided a basis upon which the..
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Northern Ireland political talks at advanced stage, Irish PM says

Talks between Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland to restore devolved government there are reaching an "advanced stage", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.
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Briton Ian Bailey faces extradition hearing over 1996 murder

An Irish court ordered British journalist Ian Bailey to face an extradition hearing in connection with his conviction in France for murdering a French film producer in Ireland 23 years ago.
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Briton Ian Bailey held over 1996 murder as Irish court endorses extradition

British journalist Ian Bailey was arrested in Dublin on Monday after the Irish High court endorsed his extradition to France in connection with the murder of a French film producer in Ireland 22 years..
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UK's Johnson and Varadkar vow to help restore N.Irish government

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ireland's Leo Varadkar vowed to work together to restore the power sharing government in Northern Ireland on Friday.
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