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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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Australia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, UK, United States of America
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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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Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less

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The Usher Syndrome Coalition is working to cure the most common cause of combined deafness and blindness.
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Environment
Ireland enjoys considerably better air quality than its EU neighbors and rich natural water resources.1 In recent years, Ireland has successfully transitioned from its almost exclusive reliance on landfills to a comprehensive recycling program and sustainable waste management program.2 However, Ireland continues to report 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 and a growing annual temperature.4

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1 http://www.epa.ie/irelandsenvironment/#.VCr_RPldW7z
2 Ibid
3http://www.epa.ie/climate/communicatingclimatescience/whatisclimatechange/whatimpactwillclimatechangehaveforireland/#.VCr-rvldW7w
4 Ibid
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Ireland News

Independent.ie 
Republic of Ireland winger Stephen Ireland has said that he would consider a return to international football but that he was previously overlooked by manager Martin O'Neill after the Ireland boss had made contact with him about a return to the ... See more..
Salon 
To an unaware observer, this border is essentially nonexistent. But Brexit could change all that. When Britain voted to leave the European Union, it caused considerable anxiety in Northern Ireland, where the majority voted to remain part of the ... See more..
BBC Sport 
England started the defence of their EuroHockey Championship title with a 4-1 win against Ireland in Amsterdam. Laura Unsworth's deflected cross gave England the lead at half-time, then Ellie Watton scored from a penalty corner to double the score ... See more..
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Irish Times 
The majority story, the narrative of modern Catholic Ireland, has had six different elements – components that have sometimes complemented, sometimes competed with, each other. The striking thing is that none of them really works any more. If they were ... See more..
Irish Mirror 
Live updates as tail end of Hurricane Gert hits Ireland threatening widespread destruction. The tail end of Hurricane Gert has hit Ireland bringing heavy rain and winds - we'll bring you the latest. Share. ByAnita McSorley. Updated 14:40, 20 AUG 2017 ... See more..
RTE.ie 
Asked by O'Callaghan how Ireland could win the Eurovision again, Walsh replied: "By just sticking at it. I picked a ballad this year because we always won with ballads - Johnny Logan and Linda [Martin] and Niamh Kavanagh and stuff. So, I thought we ... See more..
Belfast Telegraph 
As it stands Northern Ireland is in receipt of a funding block known as PEACE IV, which will run until 2020. The UK's position on Brexit maintains a commitment to continue the implementation of the EU's PEACE programme, the current incarnation of which ... See more..
Rugby.com.au 
The Wallaroos are ready to reverse the two point loss to Ireland, as they prepare to face the host nation once again in the fifth place semi final. The first clash between these two teams was a thrilling affair, with Ireland's set piece and general ... See more..
The42 (blog) 
TheJournal.ie is a full participating member of the Press Council of Ireland and supports the Office of the Press Ombudsman. This scheme in addition to defending the freedom of the press, offers readers a quick, fair and free method of dealing with ... See more..
RTE.ie 
Cork withstood a frantic last-quarter rally from Galway to return to the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final for the fourth consecutive season. Last year's runners-up looked to be cruising when points from Katrina Mackey and Hannah ... See more..
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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