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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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The Retrouvaille program is a peer-ministry of couples and priests who have experienced conflict and alienation in their relationships, and the graces of healing, forgiveness and mercy in their relationships through Retrouvaille. We are passionately committed to helping every troubled marriage of one man and one woman rediscover the ...See More loving relationship that first brought them together. Back in 2008, his Holiness, Benedict the 16th, gave an even simpler explanation. He said that Retrouvaille is the “custodian of a bigger hope for the couples who have lost it.” 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

Telegraph.co.uk 
There are too many international games that do not matter, too many matches that fail to inspire, too many fixtures that are competitive in name only. The Republic of Ireland versus Wales will not be one of them. When Martin O'Neill addressed his ... See more..
Irish Times 
Ireland was one of the last countries in northern European to wake up to the importance of investing in the education of its youth. For those born in Europe in the early 1930s, more than half completed their high school education in the UK, Germany and ... See more..
The Economist (blog) 
Until power-sharing broke down a few months ago, she was Northern Ireland's first minister and he had almost co-equal position as her deputy. Then roll the clock back the 1980s: as a policeman's daughter growing up near the Irish border, her childhood ... See more..
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RTE.ie 
Team Ireland's skiers have secured four more medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, bringing the total to eight. See more..
Irish Times 
The rules governing the entry of people and goods from mainland Britain or the continental EU, whether to the North or South of Ireland, would prohibit immigration restrictions or commercial tariffs. They would ensure that the island was a shared space ... See more..
Irish Times 
WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Group D, Republic of Ireland v Wales, Aviva Stadium, Friday, 7:45 (Live on RTÉ 2, Sky Sports 1). A campaign in which Ireland have surpassed expectations so far might yet come be defined by this highly anticipated game against ... See more..
Irish Times 
As an example of its “vorsprung”, Audi Ireland managing director, Henning Dohrn, points to the firm's forthcoming foray into autonomous motoring. “Our autonomous driving system will be available with the new Audi A8 launched later this year. It means ... See more..
RTE.ie 
Ulster Bank is to close 22 of its branches across the country, which will result in around 220 redundancies at the lender's Irish operation. The affected branches include five in Dublin (Dalkey, Donnybrook, Dorset St, Rathmines, and Sandyford); four in ... See more..
Irish Independent 
Connacht coach Pat Lam believes it's only a matter of time until his full-back Tiernan O'Halloran really makes the breakthrough at international level. The 26-year-old full-back has scored two tries in three games for Ireland, but despite some ... See more..
Irish Times 
Republic of Ireland 2 Italy 0. The Republic of Ireland under-19 side got off to a magnificent start in the Uefa U19 Championships Elite Qualifying Round when they beat Italy 2-0 in a thrilling encounter in the Belgian town of Hamme. Conor Levingston's ... 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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Languages
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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