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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

Irish Times 
The proposed package – which still needs to be approved by Congress – could have a significant impact on US foreign direct investment into Ireland if passed in its current form, potentially eclipsing Ireland's competitive advantage on corporate tax ... See more..
Irish Independent 
It's the most important meal of the day, and now Georgina Campbell has given the Irish breakfast a whole menu of awards to itself. See more..
Irish Times 
There is a specific reference in the draft conclusions to the importance of the trading relationship between Ireland and the UK, which takes into account not only cross -Border trade but the fact that so much of Irish trade with the EU transits through ... See more..
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The Independent 
Fifty four per cent of 18 - 34-year-olds said they would take part in a “large scale uprising against the generation in power if it happened in the next days or months”. The survey polled nearly 20,000 people in Ireland as part of the European ... See more..
BBC Sport 
Ireland will edge closer to Test status in Dubai on Thursday if the ICC board accepts a plan formulated in February. See more..
Belfast Telegraph 
Speaking as peers considered emergency legislation to extend talks on restoring devolved government in Northern Ireland, Lord Trimble said the problem at present was forming an executive. "Well, is an executive absolutely necessary?" he added. "I would ... See more..
New Statesman 
Theresa May's decision to call an early election reflects her “indifference” towards the Northern Ireland peace process, according to Alliance Party leader Naomi Long, who has accused both the prime minister and her Northern Ireland secretary James ... See more..
BBC News 
Much has been written about a series of mysterious, and often misunderstood, stone carvings - more than 100 of which exist on the island of Ireland. See more..
CBC.ca 
After bobbing aimlessly across the Atlantic Ocean, the missing marker ended up in County Clare, Ireland, hauling 60 metres of chains it carried from Cape Breton. "Once it's drifting off its position, obviously it becomes a danger rather than an aide to ... See more..
Irish Times 
Sky has launched Now TV, its “no strings” television, film and live sport streaming service, on the Irish market, in a move that is expected to further popularise ... 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