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  Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Of the 32 counties of Ireland, 26 lie in the Republic, and of the four historic provinces, three and part of the fourth are in the Republic.
The English conquest of Ireland was begun by Richard de Clare, 2d earl of Pembroke, known as Strongbow, who intervened in behalf of a claimant to the throne of Leinster; in 1171, Henry himself went to Ireland, temporarily establishing his overlordship there.
Although Bruce was killed in 1318, the English authority in Ireland was weakening, becoming limited to a small district around Dublin known as the Pale; the rest of the country fell into a struggle for power among the ruling Anglo-Irish families and Irish chieftains.
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 Ireland News
Ireland was divided into dioceses and was placed under the supremacy of the monastery Armagh.
Administration of Ireland evolved slowly, and it became a Kingdom in 1199 with Papal approval and all English laws were extended to Ireland in 1210.
All during this period, the leader of the anti-treaty Republicans, Eammon de Valera was in the sidelines.
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The Act of Union (1800) united England and Ireland; the Irish parliament was abolished, and Ireland was represented in the British parliament.
The monetary unit of Ireland is the single currency of the European Union (EU), the euro (1.07 euros equal U.S. $1; 1999 average).
In the Republic of Ireland the agreement was passed by an overwhelming 94 percent to 6 percent; in Northern Ireland the vote was passed by a margin of 71 percent to 29 percent.
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 Leader of the Opposition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leader of the Opposition is a title traditionally held by the leader of the largest party not in government in a Westminster System of parliamentary government.
The Leader of the Opposition is invariably seen as the alternative Prime Minister to the present incumbent, and heads a rival alternative government known as the Shadow Cabinet or Opposition Front Bench.
In many Commonwealth Realm monarchies, the full title is Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leader_of_the_Opposition   (127 words)

 Ireland (01/07)
In 1932, Eamon de Valera, the political leader of the forces initially opposed to the treaty, became Prime Minister, and a new Irish constitution was enacted in 1937.
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.
Ireland is a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the European Union.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3180.htm   (4266 words)

 Scotland on Sunday - International - 'Racist' vote on birthrights splits Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Amid accusations of racism, the electorate was last night due to pass a controversial referendum curbing so-called "citizenship tourism" by restricting rights for children born in the country to foreign nationals.
The opposition Labour party described it as a "backward step" which attacked the rights of children, and immigrant welfare groups said it would further fuel racism towards foreigners in the Emerald Isle.
Ireland will now join every other country in the EU in not automatically granting citizenship by virtue of birth in the country.
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com /international.cfm?id=670512004   (883 words)

While Ireland remains largely homogeneous in terms of the ethnic origin, religion and culture of its population, the late 1990s - a time of strong economic growth and a remarkable decrease in the rate of unemployment - witnessed a dramatic shift from its being a nation of emigration to a nation of immigration.
In Ireland, the most dramatic change was registered on the question of whether the presence of minority groups is grounds for insecurity: in 1997, 16 per cent agreed that it was, while in 2000 the percentage of those feeling insecure due to a minority presence had risen to 42 per cent.
The Constitution of Ireland (Article 40.1) guarantees equality to all citizens, and is understood to be a protection against discrimination based on ethnic, racial, social or religious background.
www.axt.org.uk /antisem/countries/ireland/ireland.htm   (4250 words)

 CanadaInfo: Government: Federal: Parliament: Senate: Leader of the Opposition
The leader of this party becomes the Leader of the Official Opposition but is most often a Member of the House of Commons.
The opposition is allocated 20 "Opposition Days" or "Supply Days" each calendar year, during which it can propose a motion for debate in the Senate and criticize the Government on issues of broad national policy.
Former Leaders of the Opposition in the Senate
www.craigmarlatt.com /canada/government/senate_loo.html   (301 words)

 Edited Hansard * Table of Contents * Number 123 (Official Version)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Stephen Harper (Leader of the Opposition, CPC): Mr.
Speaker, during the trip to Ireland it was more than apparent that the victims' families were not satisfied with the government's handling of the Air-India issue, and neither are most members of Parliament.
Speaker, the Leader of the Opposition knows that this is an issue that is before the courts.
www.parl.gc.ca /38/1/parlbus/chambus/house/debates/123_2005-06-27/han123_1415-e.htm   (688 words)

 BBC News | EUROPE | Ireland opposition drops leader
Ireland's main opposition party has narrowly voted to oust leader John Bruton, gambling that a more tough-spoken new figurehead can propel Fine Gael to victory at the next election.
The 53-year-old leader had survived five previous challenges, relying on his reputation for integrity, intelligence and hard work at times when his largely conservative party languished in the polls.
John Bruton was elected to the Dail, Ireland's lower house of parliament, in 1969 when he was just 22 and rose quickly through Fine Gael ranks.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/1147465.stm   (476 words)

 Irish American Post
For Ireland, it was a matter of fundamental importance that the Security Council's role be maintained in the engagement of the international community with Iraq.
Ireland has strongly supported the Security Council's increasing engagement on African issues: be it building peace in the Great Lakes Region; bringing closure to Civil War in Angola; confronting the crisis in Somalia; resolving the border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea, or ensuring a just settlement in Western Sahara.
Ireland leaves the Security Council convinced now, more than ever, that a strong, credible and effective Council is good for Ireland, good for America and good for the world.
www.gaelicweb.com /irishampost/year2002/11nov-dec/news/news01.html   (3462 words)

 Leader of Ireland's opposition Labour Party assails speaker, barred from parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Leader of Ireland's opposition Labour Party assails speaker, barred from parliament
The leader of Ireland's opposition Labour Party will not be allowed to speak again in parliament until he apologizes to the speaker for attacking his integrity, the government said Wednesday.
Labour leader Pat Rabbitte insisted he would offer no apology to the speaker, Rory O'Hanlon, whom he accused of demonstrating bias in favor of the government of Prime Minister Bertie Ahern.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/06/02/international1233EDT0591.DTL   (349 words)

 WashingtonPost.com: N. Ireland Special Report
Oliver Cromwell's subsequent siege of Ireland in 1649 ended with massacres of Catholics at Drogheda and Wexford and forced the resettlement of thousands, many of whom lost their homes in the struggle.
Catholics in Ireland suffered greatly in the subsequent period of British occupation, enduring laws that prevented them from bearing arms, holding public office and restricting their rights to an education.
Finally, after 21 months of talks, Northern Ireland's political leaders reached a historic Good Friday agreement on a new form of self-rule for the embattled province, giving minority Catholics a greater voice while meeting Protestant demands that the province remain a part of Britain.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/nireland/overview.htm   (1535 words)

 CNN.com - Mandelson: N. Ireland reaction - January 24, 2001
Clinton had long made the Northern Ireland peace process a main plank of his foreign policy and was instrumental in laying the foundations of the Good Friday Agreement.
Opposition leader William Hague said Mandleson's second resignation from the Cabinet -- after he was initially reinstated by Blair -- showed the prime minster had been guilty of a "monumental error of judgment."
As Mandelson was preparing his resignation speech to the House of Commons, Northern Ireland's politicians gave their reaction to the loss of the man Blair brought in 1999 to replace Mo Mowlam as Secretary of State.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/UK/01/24/mandelson.nireland   (857 words)

 BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | Ahern accused of Sinn Fein u-turn
The leader of the main opposition party in the Republic of Ireland has accused prime minister Bertie Ahern of doing a u-turn on accepting Sinn Fein backing.
Enda Kenny, the leader of Fine Gael, said Mr Ahern had totally "changed" tack on his stance on the party.
Opinion polls suggest that the opposition Fine Gael and Labour alliance, sometimes called the Rainbow Coalition, is currently trailing the Fianna Fail and Progressive Democrats partnership government in the race for power.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/northern_ireland/6242115.stm   (582 words)

 Dublin Travel Guide - Description, hotels, facts, history, fly, attractions, pubs, circuits, tourism
Beyond the Pale, Ireland remained unbowed, and raids from the fierce Irish warriors constantly threatened Dublin's Anglo-Norman stronghold.
Parnell, dubbed the 'King of Ireland', suffered a dramatic fall from power when the Catholic Church found Parnell to be morally unfit as a leader because of his affair with a married woman.
The government declared the Free State to be a republic and Ireland left the British Commonwealth in 1949.
www.bestcitiestravel.com /dublin   (1527 words)

 LankaWeb news
Be that as it may, on July 29th 1987 your leader the late President Jayawardene addressed the nation and announced that peace had dawned, and that by the following Monday the militants would surrender their weapons.
It is reported that a LTTE leader called Rudrakumaran presented proposals for the devolution of power to the periphery and the sharing of power at the centre, at aconference abroad.
Nelson Mandela, leader of the African National Congress which is heavily influenced by Tamil racists, has said that he is prepared to act as mediator in peace talks with the Tigers.
www.lankaweb.com /news/items/150998-1.html   (2413 words)

 CountryWatch - Country Wire
DUBLIN, May 25, 2007 (AFP) -- Ireland's main opposition leader Enda Kenny on Friday [ 25 May] refused to concede defeat in the country's general election, despite indications Bertie Ahern was likely to be the country's next prime minister.
Kenny, leader of the Fianna Gael party, was speaking as he arrived for the count at his County Mayo constituency, moments before Ahern was elected to his Dublin Central constituency.
Exit polls and other opposition leaders have suggested that Ahern, head of the centre-right Fianna Fail party, would become premier for a record third straight time, but he may have to find a new coalition partner.
www.countrywatch.com /cw_wire_stories.aspx?UID=2702797   (275 words)

 Irish Immigration
At the beginning of the 19th century the dominant industry of Ireland was agriculture.
This was a disaster as over four million people in Ireland depended on the potato as their chief food.
However, on the outbreak of the Civil War general an estimated 170,000 men born in Ireland joined the Union Army, whereas only 40,000 were in the Confederate Army.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAEireland.htm   (2461 words)

 Ireland – Free the bin tax two: Irish Times columnist misses Joe Higgins and ridicules main parties
It's too early to say yet, but there are signs that Enda Kenny [leader of the opposition Fine Gael party] has come out of Africa a new man. He has been to the mountain top, and he has seen the promised land, or at least a slight increase in the Fine Gael poll ratings.
The Fine Gael leader tried to pin him down with extracts from the Ray Burke debates, but Mr Ahern returned fire by reminding him of Fine Gael's past embarrassment with the tax man; at which point Mr Kenny abandoned his assault on the moral high ground until the weather improved.
Of course the Labour leader's main targets were the Taoiseach and "Woodsie" as he called the former minister of education, lending Michael Woods a populist quality that has not hitherto been obvious.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2003/10/01binsb.html   (523 words)

 The Sunday Leader Internet Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
But the UNP leader, realising the government was fast losing support made a pre-emptive strike stating he was willing to cooperate in the postponement of the August provincial polls if the government agreed to hold the presidential election in November.
Engaging the opposition leader in conversation, Minister Pieris said there were contradictory reports of his speech in the press and inquired what the factual position was.
The UNP leader had also expressed the same sentiments to other party members and added, in such a situation, he would be in a position to dissolve parliament and hold fresh general elections as well after the presidential election.
www.lanka.net /sundayleader/1998/june/21st/politics.html   (18654 words)

 Ireland's OWN: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
At age 14, Connolly joined the British Army and was posted in Ireland, where he witnessed first hand the abominable treatment of the Irish people by the British.
In the early morning hours of 12 May 1916, James Connolly was taken by ambulance from Dublin Castle to Kilmainham Jail, carried on a stretcher into the prison yard, strapped into a chair and subsequently executed.
This act, as well as the execution of the other leaders, was the catalyst in turning the Irish people against British rule.
irelandsown.net /jamesconnolly.htm   (837 words)

 Debate - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Second speaker of the Opposition (speaks for 8 minutes, further develops the case of the Opposition, rebuts the arguments given by the second speaker of the Proposition, gives 1/3 of the arguments of the Opposition)
Third speaker of the Opposition (speaks for 8 minutes, rebuilds the case of the Opposition, rebuts the arguments of the second speaker of the Opposition - may not introduce a new argument!)
The Proposition has to prove the motion for a reasonable majority of cases, while it is not enough for the Opposition to present reasonable doubt.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Debate   (1713 words)

 World Briefing | Europe: Ireland: A New Opposition Leader - New York Times
Ireland's principal opposition party, Fine Gael, which suffered the worst losses in its history in last month's vote that returned Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, the Fianna Fail candidate, to office, chose Enda Kenny as its new leader replacing Michael Noonan who resigned on election night.
Kenny, 51, has been in the Irish Parliament since 1975 and was tourism and trade minister for four years in the 1990's.
Noonan in the leadership election 18 months ago, he promised to rebuild the party, which lost 23 seats, including some of its most prominent members, in the May 17 election.
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 Debate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Formal debates between candidates for elected office such as the leaders debates and the U.S. presidential election debates are common in democracies.
First speaker of the Opposition (speaks for 8 minutes, may accept the definitions or contest them and give an alternative, rebuts Proposition arguments, presents the case of the Opposition, gives 2/3 of the arguments of the Opposition).
Any issue which goes unaddressed by the opposite side is generally considered to be conceded, and debaters and judges rigorously "flow" or record every statement made in the round.
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 Back Seat Drivers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Enrique Mendoza, leader of the opposition coalition ‘Coordinadora Democrática', declared to journalists at a press conference last night that they had no choice but to challenge the results.
He also suggested that an armed attack against alleged opposition supporters in a protest against the alleged electoral fraud held in a Caracas square could very well be part of an opposition plan to create a climate of unrest after the referendum.
Opposition leader Mendoza also declared at Monday's press conference: 'The only way to guarantee that the democratic process is clear and transparent in Venezuela is to announce a clear and transparent win by the opposition'.
backseatdrivers.blogspot.com /2004/08/yes-well-take-democracy.html   (404 words)

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