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"Engaging in Mission with the World Christian Movement." Since our founding in 1922 we have been engaging in mission with the world Christian movement through our: 1. Residential community for missionaries, church leaders, research scholars, and artists from around the world 2. International Bulletin of Mission Research 3. Study program in ...See More intercultural Christian mission Show Less
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Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
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Volunteers For Peace (VFP) organizes, promotes and supports voluntary service opportunities in the USA and abroad as an effective means of intercultural education, service learning, and community development.
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Through the provision of imperative, relevant and practical equipment, services and experiences Variety – the Children’s Charity and its supporters serve children who may fall through the cracks of government funding or other aid.
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Environment
Ireland enjoys rich natural water resources and considerably better air quality than its EU neighbors.1 However, Ireland continues to experience the effects of climate change, such as a reduction in the number of frost days and the length of frost season.3 Additionally, Ireland has seen a decrease in annual rainfall in Northern and Western regions of the country along with a growing annual temperature. Six of the ten warmest years in Ireland’s history have occurred since 1990.2 The government is supporting the EU initiative to ban certain chemicals used in agriculture that have been proven to harm the bee population.3

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1 http://www.epa.ie/irelandsenvironment/#.VCr_RPldW7z
2 http://www.epa.ie/climate/communicatingclimatescience/whatisclimatechange/whatimpactwillclimatechangehaveforireland/#.VCr-rvldW7w
3 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/ireland-set-to-back-eu-ban-on-bee-hazardous-pesticides-1.3298982
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Geography

Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain
Area

Total 70,273 sq km
Land 68,883 sq km
Water 1,390 sq km

Climate

temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time
Natural Resources

natural gas, peat, copper, lead, zinc, silver, barite, gypsum, limestone, dolomite ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution, especially of lakes, from agricultural runoff

Demographics

Nationality
Irish
Population
4,775,982 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Ireland is a small, modern, trade-dependent economy. Ireland was among the initial group of 12 EU nations that began circulating the euro on 1 January 2002. GDP growth averaged 6% in 1995-2007, but economic activity has dropped sharply since the onset of the world financial crisis, with GDP falling by over 3% in 2008, nearly 7% in 2009, and less than 1% in 2010. Ireland entered into a recession in 2008 for the first time in more than a decade, with the subsequent collapse of its domestic property and construction markets. Property prices rose more rapidly in Ireland in the ...See More decade up to 2007 than in any other developed economy. Since their 2007 peak, average house prices have fallen 47%. In the wake of the collapse of the construction sector and the downturn in consumer spending and business investment, the export sector, dominated by foreign multinationals, has become a key component of Ireland's economy. Agriculture, once the most important sector, is now dwarfed by industry and services. In 2008 the former COWEN government moved to guarantee all bank deposits, recapitalize the banking system, and establish partly-public venture capital funds in response to the country's economic downturn. In 2009, in continued efforts to stabilize the banking sector, the Irish Government established the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) to acquire problem commercial property and development loans from Irish banks. Faced with sharply reduced revenues and a burgeoning budget deficit, the Irish Government introduced the first in a series of draconian budgets in 2009. In addition to across-the-board cuts in spending, the 2009 budget included wage reductions for all public servants. These measures were not sufficient. In 2010, the budget deficit reached 32.4% of GDP - the world's largest deficit, as a percentage of GDP - because of additional government support for the banking sector. In late 2010, the former COWEN government agreed to a $112 billion loan package from the EU and IMF to help Dublin further increase the capitalization of its banking sector and avoid defaulting on its sovereign debt. Since entering office in March 2011, the new KENNY government has intensified austerity measures to try to meet the deficit targets under Ireland's EU-IMF program. Ireland achieved moderate growth of 1.4% in 2011 and cut the budget deficit to 9.1% of GDP. Although the recovery slowed in 2012 because of weaker EU demand for Irish exports, Dublin managed to trim the deficit to about 8.5% of GDP. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$195.4 billion (2012 est.); $193.6 billion (2011 est.); $190.8 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

14.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 11.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 12.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

barley, potatoes, wheat; beef, dairy products
Industries

pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing; medical devices