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  Learn more about Ireland in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The island of Ireland, named Hibernia by the Romans, is 485km (301 miles) from North to South and 275km (171 miles) from East to West.
Northern Ireland, capital - Belfast, also referred to controversially as the 'Six Counties', 'The North of Ireland', and 'Ulster' (the latter somewhat misleadingly as it is also the name of the historic province of Ulster encompassing three counties in the Republic as well as the six counties of Northern Ireland).
Boxing is also an All-Ireland sport governed by the I.A.B.A. The major religions, the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, are organised on an all-island basis.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /i/ir/ireland.html   (1041 words)

 Republic of Ireland Information - TextSheet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A peace settlement for Northern Ireland, known as the Belfast Agreement and approved in 1998 in a vote in both the Republic and Northern Ireland, is currently being implemented.
The Republic of Ireland is traditionally described as having 26 counties, which continue to be in use in e.g.
The Republic of Ireland is a small, modern, trade-dependent economy with growth averaging a robust 9% in 1995-2001.
powerandresponsibility.sferahost.com /encyclopedia/r/re/republic_of_ireland.html   (1982 words)

 Category:Foreign relations by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Foreign_relations_by_country   (76 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Ireland -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Island of Ireland is a large island in Europe.
Northern Ireland, capital - Belfast, also referred to as the 'Six Counties' or 'Ulster' (the latter name is slightly confusing for outsiders as it is also the name of the historic province of Ulster which encompasses 3 counties in the Republic and 6 counties in Northern Ireland).
The major religions, the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland[?], are organised on an all-island basis.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ir/Ireland   (760 words)

 Policy: General Issues - Department of Foreign Affairs - Government of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ireland is committed to an international order based on the rule of law and the peaceful settlement of disputes.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern TD, was appointed as one of five Envoys of the UN Secretary-General for the September Summit, with the task of encouraging governments to take the decisions necessary for a successful Summit outcome.
Ireland has extensive and valued bilateral relations with an increasing number of countries which have been built up over time, based on historical links, geographical proximity, economic, trade and cultural relations and common pursuit of shared values and objectives.
foreignaffairs.gov.ie /policy/generalissues.asp?m=p   (976 words)

 Contemporary Review: The modernization of Ireland: gains and losses
Ireland's reform of the educational structure, rendering it more appropriate for the technological and global economic marketplace, has also been a major factor in the Celtic Tiger's success.
Ireland joined the European Economic Community in 1973 and over the years has benefited greatly by its membership and not least by the receipt of plentiful money from richer members in the form of 'Structural Funds', intended to assist poorer, less developed EU nations become more economically and market competitive.
Ireland's abortion laws are the most severe in Europe, with the possible exception of Malta.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2242/is_1641_281/ai_93827714   (1387 words)

Ireland resembles a basin—a central plain rimmed with mountains, except in the Dublin region.
The Republic of Ireland was proclaimed on April 18, 1949, and withdrew from the Commonwealth.
Ireland, Church of - Ireland, Church of, Anglican church of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107648.html   (1350 words)

 Foreign relations of the Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since the island of Ireland was partitioned in 1922, the state has been involved in a dispute with the United Kingdom over the status of Northern Ireland.
Articles 2 and 3 of the Republic's constitution claimed Northern Ireland as a part of the Republic.
The Republic of Ireland is also a party to the Rockall continental shelf dispute that also involves Denmark, Iceland, and the UK.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_the_Republic_of_Ireland   (254 words)

 Strategy Statement - Department of Foreign Affairs - Government of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Political debate on foreign policy issues is facilitated by the Oireachtas Committees on Foreign Affairs and on European Affairs and strengthened by recent provisions for improved Oireachtas Scrutiny of EU legislation.
The pursuit of Ireland’s objectives within the EU demands a strategic and coherent approach, which must be reflected both in the arrangements for policy coordination within the Irish administration and in how agreed objectives are advanced at Union level.
Ireland will seek to enhance its bilateral relations with a wide range of countries and, on a regional level, will support the efforts of the international community through the UN, EU, OSCE and the Council of Europe, to promote a just international environment.
foreignaffairs.gov.ie /aboutus/strategy/part3.asp   (3579 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Ireland’s strong export performance is influenced by overseas companies, which produce over half of manufactured output and more than 80% of manufactured exports.
Ireland is the UK’s largest market for clothing, footwear and food, accounting for over 20% of all exports of these items and 13% of all UK exports of building materials.
Ireland administers a significant overseas aid programme through a variety of forums and has pledged itself to meet the UN target of 0.7% of GDP spent on aid by 2007.
www.fco.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029394365&a=KCountryProfile&aid=1019061810960   (2052 words)

 Ireland (10/04)
Ireland is a sovereign, independent, democratic state with a parliamentary system of government.
The conflict in Northern Ireland stems from a history of British rule, historical animosity between Catholics and Protestants, and the various armed and political attempts to unite Northern Ireland with the rest of the island.
The 108-member Northern Ireland Assembly is led by a first minister and deputy first minister, one from each of the two communities, and a 10-minister executive.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3180.htm   (3700 words)

 EU Presidency 2004 Website > Ireland > International Relations > Foreign Policy
The Constitution of Ireland affirms Ireland's devotion to the ideal of peace and friendly cooperation amongst nations founded on international justice and morality.
Ireland's foreign policy is based on this conviction.
Ireland seeks to pursue these core objectives in cooperation with regional and bilateral partners and through its membership of international organisations, in particular its membership of the United Nations and of the European Union.
www.eu2004.ie /content/index.asp?sNavlocator=7,92,126   (162 words)

 Speech by
On Wednesday night a lecture entitled "Ireland and Her Foreign Relations," was delivered by Miss Maude Gonne in the Athenaeum, under the auspices of the Limerick Young Ireland Society.
Indeed, many times in her troubled history Ireland has received comfort and sympathy from Spain, but by far the most important of all her foreign relations, was the military relations which existed in the past between France and Ireland, and which form a bond of sympathy never to be destroyed.
The ground in France for sympathy for Ireland was all prepared by historical tradition, by fraternity of blood, shed together on many battle fields, but is required years on unceasing work on the part of one or two of us to make that vague sentiment towards Ireland a living reality among the French people.
www.limerick.com /theroyal/thebook/speeches/maude.html   (3069 words)

 EU Presidency 2004 Website > Ireland > International Relations > Development Cooperation
Ireland's development cooperation policy is an integral part of Ireland's wider foreign policy.
Ireland's development assistance has always been completely untied, that is to say, it is not conditional in any way on the use of Irish goods or services.
Development Cooperation Ireland is strongly committed to ensuring aid effectiveness, based on the principles of partnership, support for locally owned strategies, better coordination and policy coherence.
www.eu2004.ie /content/index.asp?sNavlocator=7,92,129   (647 words)

 TDS; Passports, Visas, Travel Documents
Ireland is a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the European Union.
Ireland held the rotating EU Presidency in the first half of 2004.
U.S. relations with Ireland have long been based on common ancestral ties and on similar values and political views.
www.traveldocs.com /ie/foreign.htm   (237 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - George I (of Great Britain and Ireland)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
At the same time, the government had reason to be disappointed with the economy's lack of response to the new prospect...
I believe in the freedom of Ireland and that England has no right to be here.
George was born in London on August 12, 1762, the eldest son of King George III.
encarta.msn.com /George_I_(of_Great_Britain_and_Ireland).html   (434 words)

 Subject Bibliography: Foreign Relations of the United States (210)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Focuses on the foreign policymaking process of the United States government, including documentation illuminating policy formulation and major aspects and repercussions of its execution.
Includes documentation illuminating the foreign policymaking process of the United States government, with emphasis on the highest level at which policy on a particular subject was determined.
Presents the documentary record of the United States policy toward the Republic of Korea (ROK) in: the bilateral relations with the ROK from 1964 through 1968; the Pueblo crisis; and efforts to encourage a settlement of issues between the ROK and Japan unresolved since World War II.
bookstore.gpo.gov /sb/sb-210.html   (2434 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Foreign Trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Foreign Trade, the exchange of goods and services between nations.
Childers was first elected to the Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament, in 1938, as a member of the Fianna Fáil party.
Free Trade, interchange of commodities across political boundaries without restrictions such as tariffs, quotas, or foreign exchange controls.
encarta.msn.com /Foreign_Trade.html   (159 words)

 Prospects for the Peace Process in Northern Ireland - Council on Foreign Relations
So our model could allow for governments of Northern Ireland to continue not to be held to ransom by the IRA and to be able to withstand what comes its way in terms of what's happening in the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
And in the most recent elections— indeed, this has been a pattern replicated throughout elections in Northern Ireland the last 30 years— the spokespersons for these organizations on the unionist side have received derisory votes and have been overwhelmingly rejected in the main by the unionist population.
The attempt, therefore, by the use of violence is one to, if you like, push the democratic will of the people of Northern Ireland to one side and to make it untenable, bringing war weariness on the community and, at the same time, make it less desirable for the partner in the union.
www.cfr.org /publication.html?id=6874   (7946 words)

 Republic of Ireland
The remaining one sixth of the island of Ireland is known as Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
In this article, unless otherwise indicated Ireland refers to the Republic of Ireland.
The new Free State was in theory to cover the entire island, subject to the provisio that Northern Ireland (which had been created as a separate entity under the Government of Ireland Act, 1920 could opt out and choose to remain part of the United Kingdom, which it duly did.
usapedia.com /r/republic-of-ireland.html   (1959 words)

 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
However, after a conversation with James Callaghan at a state dinner in Buckingham Palace, the Queen through her Private Secretary noted that though the scale of the movement was slight, any movement was a change from what had happened before, and might indicate the beginning of change.
Her observation, based on many years reading Foreign Office reports (including years when those Labour ministers were not in office), was influential in convincing the Labour government not to abandon contact with Smith's Rhodesia.
The Queen bears quarterly, I and IV England, II Scotland, III Northern Ireland, which serves as the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Elizabeth_II_of_the_United_Kingdom   (2311 words)

 Ireland Information - TextSheet.com
For more detailed information see: Geography of Ireland.
Gaelic football is, arguably, the most popular form of football and is played and organised on an All-Ireland basis.
List of the Roman Catholic dioceses of Ireland
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/i/ir/ireland.html   (987 words)

 Dublin's American Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
He assesses the effect of that relationship on the subsequent history of Ireland and emphasizes the impact of Ireland's early Cold War policies on partition-the most intractable of twentieth-century Irish problems.
Benefiting from extensive archival research in Ireland, the United States, and Great Britain, the book provides a behind-the-scenes look at such topics as Ireland's unsuccessful application for U.N. membership in 1946; Irish participation in the Marshall Plan; and Ireland's 1949 decision not to join NATO.
The Irish government pursued the chimerical goal of convincing the United States to pressure the British into uniting Ireland, regardless of the wishes of the Northern majority.
cuapress.cua.edu /viewbook.cfm?Book=DADA   (549 words)

 CNSNews.com -- International
Israeli settlers spoke of the good relations between themselves and their Palestinian neighbors and workers.
On a certain level we had good relations but as a worker to an employer, not as equals," said Shaaban, an economist who lives in Deir el- Balah in the central Gaza Strip.
Those relations, such as they were, began to break down when the PLO entered the territories following the signing of the first PLO-Israeli agreement in the early 1990s, Shaaban said.
www.cnsnews.com /ForeignBureaus.asp   (948 words)

 Northern Ireland Conflict
Northern Ireland, 1968-1973 : a chronolog of events / [by] Richard Deutsch and Vivien Magowan.
The Government of Northern Ireland, 1922-72 / a catalogue and breviate of parliamentary papers.
CAIN: Photographs of Northern Ireland and the Conflict
www.library.adelaide.edu.au /guide/soc/politics/Irish.html   (254 words)

 Wikinfo | Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Respect for the Roman Catholic Church has been weakened because of Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandals.
CountryGuide:: Ireland --editor-maintained directory focused on travel, vacations, relocation, or retirement research.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Ireland   (833 words)

 Foreign Affairs - Home
Recently they've been impressed with the new leadership's foreign policy sophistication and have continued to mull the nature and domestic consequences of its economic miracle--all the while hoping that American protectionism doesn't rock the boat.
Hurricane Katrina's ravages in the Gulf Coast earlier this month have left many foreign policy experts questioning the Department of Homeland Security's capacity to prevent or limit the damages of a large-scale terrorist attack on the United States.
Foreign Affairs' Academic Resource Program offers a variety of materials to enhance the educational experience.
www.foreignaffairs.org   (661 words)

Ireland, National University of - Ireland, National University of, founded 1908 to provide higher education for Irish Roman...
John Ireland, English composer - Ireland, John, 1879–1962, English composer.
IRISH ADDICTS 100,000; EXCLUSIVE 2.4% of population snort cocaine Ireland is third biggest user in world.(News) (The Mirror (London, England))
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107648.html   (1501 words)

 H-Net Review: Niall O Dochartaigh on Irish America and the Ulster Conflict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Those in Ireland and Britain interested in the conflict have considered Irish-American connections primarily in the light of their effect in Ireland.
The arguments which condemn Irish-American involvement of any kind in the politics of Northern Ireland are closely related to more general arguments against the involvement of "diaspora" communities in the affairs of their "homelands." In several current situations of conflict the malevolent influence of diaspora communities is condemned as a significant factor in perpetuating conflict.
In Ireland, as in many other conflict situations around the world, the diaspora supporters of paramilitary anti-government organisations were among the first to use the internet to publicise their causes and to use it as an activist tool.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=1281886782606   (1789 words)

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