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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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All you need to know from the May 22 coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the May 22 coronavirus briefing

Two-week quarantines will be imposed on new arrivals to the UK from June 8, with fines for anyone who breaches the measure to prevent new waves of coronavirus from overseas. Home Secretary Priti Patel..

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Quarantines to be imposed on new arrivals to UK from June 8 [Video]

Quarantines to be imposed on new arrivals to UK from June 8

Two-week quarantines will be imposed on new arrivals to the UK from June 8, with fines for anyone who breaches the measure to prevent new waves of coronavirus from overseas. Home Secretary Priti Patel..

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Budget airlines make masks compulsory for passengers [Video]

Budget airlines make masks compulsory for passengers

Budget airlines Ryanair and easyJet are making masks compulsory for all passengers, with other changes including an end to on-board food service. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Ireland cautiously starts easing lockdown with the first of five phases [Video]

Ireland cautiously starts easing lockdown with the first of five phases

Don't dream of going to the pub just yet: Ireland is taking baby steps toward easing its coronavirus lockdown, opening up hardware stores and gardening centres and relaxing rules for outdoor..

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Ireland and Northern Ireland ease lockdown restrictions [Video]

Ireland and Northern Ireland ease lockdown restrictions

Ireland has taken its first steps out of coronavirus lockdown while in Northern Ireland garden centres and recycling plants have reopened.

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Luck of the Irish: Matt Damon loves being stranded in Ireland and calls it a 'fairytale' [Video]

Luck of the Irish: Matt Damon loves being stranded in Ireland and calls it a 'fairytale'

The actor has been in lockdown with his family in Dalkey, a seaside resort of South Dublin, since March after filming in Ireland for the movie 'The Last Duel', directed by Ridley Scott, was shut down..

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Matt Damon reveals ‘fairy tale’ lockdown life in Dublin [Video]

Matt Damon reveals ‘fairy tale’ lockdown life in Dublin

Hollywood star Matt Damon has described living in Ireland as being in a “fairy tale”. The actor and his family are in lockdown in Dublin where he had been filming the movie The Last Duel with..

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Final supermoon of the year appears in UK and Ireland [Video]

Final supermoon of the year appears in UK and Ireland

The final supermoon of the year as seen from Dublin Bay, Ireland, Belfast and Birmingham. The full moon in May is also known as the "flower moon", signifying the flowers that bloom during the month.

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Skateboarders land stunning DIY tricks to win online competition [Video]

Skateboarders land stunning DIY tricks to win online competition

Forced to innovate because of a UK-wide coronavirus lockdown, Skateboard England launched an online competition to see who could do the best trick from home - and it's resulted in some stunning DIY..

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Calls to domestic violence hotlines soar amid lockdowns - WHO Europe [Video]

Calls to domestic violence hotlines soar amid lockdowns - WHO Europe

The stress and anxiety bred by weeks of restrictions on public life have made uncertainty, separation, and fear part of daily life for many, WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said.

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WHO Europe director 'deeply concerned' by reports of increases in violence [Video]

WHO Europe director 'deeply concerned' by reports of increases in violence

Dr Hans Kluge told the WHO Europe briefing he was “deeply concerned” by reports of increases in violence in countries including the UK and Ireland since the Covid-19 outbreak, warning that extended..

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Masks made under inspection of Deputy First Minister [Video]

Masks made under inspection of Deputy First Minister

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill visits a temporary factory in Magherafelt, where PPE is being made. Ms O'Neill also commented on the Irish Government's failure to brief the..

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Varadkar: Figures aren't good enough to lift restrictions yet [Video]

Varadkar: Figures aren't good enough to lift restrictions yet

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says the numbers of ICU admissions, new cases and deaths due to Covid-19 "just aren't good enough yet" to start easing restrictions in Ireland.

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My Chemical Romance postpone UK and Ireland shows until 2021 [Video]

My Chemical Romance postpone UK and Ireland shows until 2021

'Teenagers' rockers My Chemical Romance have postponed their UK and Ireland shows until 2021.

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Irish restaurant keeps service going by operating a drive through service [Video]

Irish restaurant keeps service going by operating a drive through service

A Dublin restaurant has opened a drive-through service during the coronavirus lock down. The Brock Inn is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner while socially distancing from customers.

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Players want fans for Ryder Cup buzz, says Harrington [Video]

Players want fans for Ryder Cup buzz, says Harrington

Players want a Ryder Cup complete with fans, says Europe captain Padraig Harrington.

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Noon across the UK and Ireland during lockdown [Video]

Noon across the UK and Ireland during lockdown

Footage of the same moment in time captured across the UK and Ireland as lockdown continues, almost a month after the Government enforced the measures. Streets are empty, scientists test Covid-19 swabs..

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Niall Horan supports elderly in native Ireland with massive charity donation [Video]

Niall Horan supports elderly in native Ireland with massive charity donation

Niall Horan has donated 100,000 Euros to an Irish charity which is helping older people throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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Domestic abuse surges in UK amid lockdown [Video]

Domestic abuse surges in UK amid lockdown

Women face increasing domestic violence while forced to stay indoors and Ireland has launched a media campaign to reassure victims that services are still running.

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Stranded sheep dog rescued from cliff in Ireland [Video]

Stranded sheep dog rescued from cliff in Ireland

Aerial footage shows a team of rescuers working to save a sheep dog stuck on a cliff in Comeragh Mountains

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One island, two coronavirus strategies. Which one is right? [Video]

One island, two coronavirus strategies. Which one is right?

The island of Ireland is a divided one – including when it comes to tackling the coronavirus pandemic.View on euronews

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Ireland shines a light in tribute to Covid-19 victims and healthcare workers [Video]

Ireland shines a light in tribute to Covid-19 victims and healthcare workers

Thousands of people around Ireland joined together to “Shine Your Light” to remember those who have lost their lives to Covid-19 and to honour frontline staff and healthcare workers. People took..

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Restrictions on movement in Ireland extended to May 5 [Video]

Restrictions on movement in Ireland extended to May 5

Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that the current restrictions on movement in Ireland will be extended beyond Easter Sunday to Tuesday May 5.

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Bright supermoon spotted over Ireland [Video]

Bright supermoon spotted over Ireland

Man films supermoon at the front door of his house in the Irish town of Wicklow

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Northern Ireland eases restrictions, Ireland deaths at seven-week low

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In an interview with a Dublin radio station, the actor praised the people of Dalkey, the coastal town whose residents have adopted him as one of their own during the coronavirus epidemic.
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