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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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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

Financial Times 
Ireland has raised at least €3bn by relisting one of the banks whose collapse helped push the country to an international bailout, marking a milestone in the country's economic turnround. The new shares in Allied Irish Banks (AIB) will begin trading on ... See more..
Irish Times 
Sir, – Congratulations to all involved in Irish cricket in getting test-match status for the Ireland team (“Irish cricket's long wait for test status is over”, Sport, June 22nd). Dare we hope that one of the country's broadcasting organisations now ... See more..
The Guardian 
It therefore also marks 50 years of differential treatment for women in Northern Ireland. The court case threw this anomaly – and what it says about the reality of equality in the UK – into sharp relief. On 14 June the supreme court narrowly decided to ... See more..
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The Economist (blog) 
So this week's announcement that Afghanistan and Ireland have been awarded Test status and voted in as full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the game's governing body, qualifies as momentous. They will probably play their first Test ... See more..
BBC Sport 
Ireland will hold talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board about the possibility of playing a Test at Lord's in 2019. The Irish and Afghanistan were granted Test status by the International Cricket Council on Thursday. Ireland have beaten England ... See more..
Irish Times 
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar set a goal of securing a seat for Ireland on the UN Security Council in 2021-2022 in a speech to the gala dinner of annual conference of the Ireland Funds, the global philanthropic organisation. Speaking at the event in ... See more..
Full Fact 
The Barnett formula aims to make changes to funding for services in England have the same pound-per-person effect on the money which goes to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for those services. It's not set out in law, and in practice the Treasury ... See more..
Independent.ie 
Prince Albert of Monaco has been told by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a visit to Ireland that he always has a home in the country. The 59-year-old royal took in a number of locations in Co Louth and Co Wicklow during his trip on Friday during which he ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
A senior Democratic Unionist Party MP once vowed to take up arms if the British Army withdrew from Northern Ireland, warning that past violence would "be a picnic" in comparison to what would follow. Gregory Campbell, a former Stormont minister, ... See more..
Independent.ie 
Joe Schmidt's Ireland will kick off a huge weekend of rugby on Saturday morning when they take on the Cherry Blossoms in the second of two tests in Tokyo, before Warren Gatland's Lions side take on the All Blacks later that morning in Auckland. 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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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