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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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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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Biden warning for a US-UK post-Brexit trade deal [Video]

Biden warning for a US-UK post-Brexit trade deal

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned the United Kingdom that it must honour the Northern Irish peace deal as it extracts itself from the European Union or there would be no U.S...

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Joe Biden warns UK: No US trade deal if Irish peace deal becomes 'casualty of Brexit' [Video]

Joe Biden warns UK: No US trade deal if Irish peace deal becomes 'casualty of Brexit'

The US presidential candidate's warning comes amid international dismay at the UK government's plan to overrule parts of the legally-binding EU divorce deal.View on euronews

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UK reputation 'seriously damaged' over EU divorce treaty breach - Irish FM Coveney [Video]

UK reputation 'seriously damaged' over EU divorce treaty breach - Irish FM Coveney

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday (September 13) that Britain's plan to pass legislation that breaks its divorce treaty with the European Union is damaging the UK's reputation "in a..

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Ireland set to lose key trade portfolio after European Commission reshuffle [Video]

Ireland set to lose key trade portfolio after European Commission reshuffle

Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis is set to be the EU's new trade commissioner, while Ireland's Mairead McGuinness has been given the financial services portfolio. View on euronews

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London 'must not play with peace in Ireland' during Brexit trade talks, warns Irish lawmaker [Video]

London 'must not play with peace in Ireland' during Brexit trade talks, warns Irish lawmaker

"The last thing we want to see is somehow the British government trying to play with peace in Ireland as some sort of negotiating gambit towards fishing rights or state aid," Irish lawmaker Neale..

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Sinead O'Connor going back to school to study nursing [Video]

Sinead O'Connor going back to school to study nursing

Sinead O’Connor has confirmed reports that she's in training as a healthcare professional to aid nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in her native Ireland.

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A lifeboat crew came to the aid of a horse that had bolted over a mile out into the Atlantic Ocean from a beach in Donegal, Ireland.
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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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