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  Index of Economic Freedom
Ireland's economy is 81.3 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 7th freest economy.
Ireland is ranked 2nd out of 41 countries in the European region, and its overall score is much higher than the regional average.
Ireland is increasingly an international hub for insurance, fund management, and venture capital.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Ireland   (899 words)

  Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, is unofficially known as "The North" (by nationalists and residents in the Republic of Ireland), "the Six Counties," by nationalists, and "Ulster," by unionists (although the province of Ulster also includes Donegal, Cavan, and Monaghan, which are in the Republic).
The GAA is organised on an all-Ireland basis with all 32 counties competing; traditionally, counties first compete within their province, in the provincial championships, and the winners then compete in the All-Ireland senior hurling or football championships.
Ireland's largest religious denomination is Roman Catholicism (about 70% for the entire island, and over 90% for the Republic), and most of the rest of the population adhere to one of the various Protestant denominations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ireland   (6919 words)

 Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ireland is the fastest growing country in Europe, with a population increase of 8.1% between 2002 and 2006, or 2.25% annually.
The name Republic of Ireland came into use after the Republic of Ireland Act defined it as the official description of the state in 1949 (the purpose of the act being to declare that the state was a republic rather than a form of constitutional monarchy).
Irish governments have sought the peaceful reunification of Ireland and have usually cooperated with the British government in the violent conflict with the Provisional IRA and UVF in Northern Ireland known as the "Troubles".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Republic_of_Ireland   (4737 words)

Ireland lies in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain, from which it is separated in the north-east by the North Channel, in the east by the Irish Sea, and in the south-east by St. George's Channel.
In Ireland as elsewhere they attacked the monasteries and churches, desecrated the altars, carried away the gold and silver vessels, and smoking ruins and murdered monks attested the fury of their assaults.
Michael Davitt, the son of a Mayo peasant, and favoured by the prevailing distress and by the heartlessness of the landlords, it rapidly spread.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08098b.htm   (18249 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ireland
Ireland may refer to: Ireland, the island in northwestern Europe the Republic of Ireland, a present-day state occupying most of the titular island.
In Irish mythology, Ériu, daughter of Ernmas of the Tuatha Dé Danann (Tribes of the god(ess) Danu), was one of the patron goddesses of Ireland.
Irish governments have sought the peaceful reunification of Ireland and have usually cooperated with the British government in the violent conflict with the Provisional IRA in Northern Ireland known as the "Troubles".
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ireland   (1034 words)

 Ireland (12/05)
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, with 1% of the European Union’s (EU’s) population, attracted 8% of all U.S. investment in Europe in 2003.
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   (3764 words)

Ireland resembles a basin—a central plain rimmed with mountains, except in the Dublin region.
In the Stone and Bronze Ages, Ireland was inhabited by Picts in the north and a people called the Erainn in the south, the same stock, apparently, as in all the isles before the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain.
The Republic of Ireland was proclaimed on April 18, 1949, and withdrew from the Commonwealth.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107648.html   (1404 words)

 Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Speeches made at that time by the Young Ireland leader Thomas Francis Meagher suggest that it was regarded as an innovation and not as the revival of an older flag.
Around the time of the American Revolution, there was anxiety in the ruling classes of Europe; fearing that the ideas of liberty and so on would spread to their own population and spark some kind of revolt.
A gold harp on a green field (as opposed to the blue of the arms) was the traditional Green Flag of Ireland before the tricolour became popular.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ie.html   (1910 words)

 Ireland Golf Ireland Dublin Ireland Tours Ireland B&B Ireland Property for Sale Ireland Tickets Ireland Online Dating ...
Irelands Golf Courses are renowned world wide as being amongst the finest in the world.
Ireland has a wonderful combination of both links golf courses and parkland golf courses.
Ireland boasts some of the finest raw materials for cooking to be found anywhere in the world.
www.ebookireland.com   (687 words)

 Prepared by Justin Reed for ZNet
Ireland Watch condemns the arbitrary holding of CiarĂ¡n Ferry who has opted for a life of peace in the United States.
Much of the same establishment and practices of the Northern Ireland Policing Service are the same as that of the previous Royal Ulster Constabulary, a force heavily criticized for its sectarian nature and human rights abuses (http://www.hrw.org/press/nire975.htm, http://www.hrw.org/press98/mar/n-irlnd.htm)
She was murdered on Monday, March 15, when a loyalist booby-trap bomb attached to her car exploded, severing both her legs and causing extensive abdominal injuries.
www.zmag.org /irelandwatch.htm   (759 words)

 GENUKI: Ireland
Ireland is well adapted to trade, on account of its numerous secure and commodious bays and harbours.
The fact that in 1922 the Republic of Ireland was created and six of the nine counties forming the province of Ulster (Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone) voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, effects the location of various records.
Records from 1864 to 1922, for all Ireland, and from 1922 for the Republic are held at the Office of the Registrar General, Joyce House, 8-11 Lombard Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/irl   (2848 words)

Sometimes it's the little things that amuse me. The phrase, "You're very welcome," is used all over Ireland, as I got my first dose of it from a receptionist named Michelle at the Forster Court Hotel in Galway.
Dublin is a great city, but seeing that two-thirds of Ireland's people live outside the Dublin area, I would suggest spending at least two-thirds of your Irish holiday outside of Dublin.
Budweiser is almost as readily available in Ireland as it is in St. Louis, Missouri.
www.home.ix.netcom.com /~keithfr/2001_travel.htm   (1483 words)

 Pat Boran - Irish poet and writer
Earlier still than this observation, one Richard Twiss in his Tour in Ireland (1776) says: 'As to the natural history of the Irish species, they are only remarkable for the thickness of their legs, especially those of plebeian females.'
Infamous English officer responsible for a particularly bloody campaign in Ireland on his arrival in 1649, which included the slaughter of 16,000 citizens of Wexford.
Still on a morbid note, two years after his death, Cromwell's body was exhumed and decapitated, the head placed on a spike outside Westminster from where it was reputedly blown off in 1685 and after which it remained in private possession until 1960 when it was purchased by his old college, Sidney Sussex in Cambridge.
homepage.eircom.net /~patboran/Ireland.html   (580 words)

 WTO | Ireland - Member information
Ireland's Uruguay Round goods schedules are included in those of the European Communities (zip format, 759 KB)
Ireland is included in TPRs of the EU/EC See the TPR gateway for explanations and background
Ireland is also included in dispute settlement cases of the EU/EC.
www.wto.org /english/thewto_e/countries_e/ireland_e.htm   (251 words)

 Welcome to Ireland.ie - Let's Play!
The European Tour has signed a three year agreement with the luxury five -sta...
Ireland Bike Week, the Craic and the Chrome
Ireland Bike Week is a gathering of Motorcycle owners and enthusiasts from al...
www.ireland.ie   (110 words)

Visit the Embassy of Ireland web site at http://www.irelandemb.org for the most current visa information, or contact the embassy at 2234 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008, tel: (202) 462-3939, or the nearest Irish consulate in Boston, Chicago, New York or San Francisco.
CRIME: Although Ireland has historically had a low rate of violent crime, it is increasing, and there have been a limited number of incidents in which foreigners and tourists have been victims of assault, including instances of violence toward those who appear to be members of racial minority groups.
Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime, prosecutable in Ireland and the United States.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1145.html   (1583 words)

 WWW-VL: History Index: Ireland: Eire, Dublin, Joyce, 1916 Rebellion, Potato Famine history
Bank of Ireland Arts Centre and Banking Museum.
Ireland's Eye: The culture, tradition, and history of Ireland.
Putting the record straight on Ireland's famine, 1845 - 49.
vlib.iue.it /history/europe/eire/index.html   (331 words)

 Ireland B&B Network - Bed and Breakfast Ireland - contact Irish BB family homes directly
The Ireland B and B network is part of Ireland Insight the network for tourism and leisure.
A large number of Ireland Bed and Breakfast are close to Ireland's lakes and mountains and those looking for a relaxing holiday are spoilt for choice.
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www.ireland-bnb.com   (436 words)

 Ireland:Country Web Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
www.oecd.org/ireland is a one-stop-shop for OECD reports and statistics on Ireland.
Summary of economic developments and projections for Ireland taken from the latest OECD Economic Outlook.
At the same time, Ireland needs to leave room for manoeuvre to deal with some sizeable macroeconomic risks.
www.oecd.org /country/0,3021,en_33873108_33873500_1_1_1_1_1,00.html   (227 words)

 Ireland Bed & Breakfast Network - Dublin B&B Accommodation
Dublin and Ireland Bed and Breakfast homes can be found in bungalows, dormer homes and all the way up to large two story homes.
A tourist staying in an Ireland BandB can expect an enthusiastic welcome to the Ireland Bed and Breakfast and Dublin BandB from the owning family, a warm and welcoming bedroom, a comfortable bed and a hearty Irish breakfast.
The west and southwest coast of Ireland borders the Atlantic Ocean and in places is very rugged with high cliffs and rocky peninsulas.
www.irelandbnb.com   (466 words)

 DiscoverIreland.ie - Getting Around - Let's Play! Holidays, breaks, accommodation, events, and attractions in Ireland
Of course, there’s more to a holiday in Ireland than just sleeping in a comfortable bed, so we’ve gone one step further and plotted all the activities and attractions onto the map, too.
Bus travel around Ireland tends to be cheaper than rail and special tickets of varying duration are available, offering very good value for money.
A rail journey in Ireland is an absolute pleasure with the silent countryside zipping by outside and comfortable, fast trains getting you to your destination on time.
www.map-ireland.com   (792 words)

 Encyclopedia Of Ireland
Ireland This page is about the island of Ireland.
For the political territories on the island, see Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the...
Encyclopedia Encyclopedia Ireland This category covers the island of Ireland, both now and before partition in 1920/1922.
www.fleaencyclopedia.com /encyclopediaofireland   (767 words)

 Institute of Physics in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Einstein Year is an ideal opportunity to get involved with your school or local community, and share your passion for physics.
To mark the bicentenary of the birth of William Rowan Hamilton, one of Ireland's greatest scientists, 2005 has been designated by the Irish Government as 'Hamilton Year 2005: Celebrating Irish Science'.
The Institute of Physics in Ireland in collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy has received funding and support from Discover Science and Engineering to co-ordinate and develop the Einstein and Hamilton events for 2005.
ireland.iop.org /wyp   (295 words)

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