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Capital: Dublin
Largest City: Dublin

Information & Brief History
Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. A failed 1916 Easter Monday Rebellion touched off several years of guerrilla warfare that in 1921 resulted in independence from the UK for 26 southern counties; six northern (Ulster) counties remained part of the United Kingdom. In 1948 Ireland withdrew from the British Commonwealth; it joined the European Community in 1973. Irish governments have sought the peaceful unification of Ireland and have cooperated with Britain against terrorist groups. A peace settlement for Northern Ireland, known as the Good Friday Agreement and approved in 1998, is being implemented with some difficulties.

Airports
Ireland Airports

Business
Ireland Business Resources
Bank of Ireland
Central Statistics Office
Tax Ireland - Irish Taxation Institute
Yahoo Finance: UK and Ireland

Education
Department of Education (Northern Ireland)
Department of Education and Science
Northern Ireland - Education Statistics

Government
Ireland Government: republic, parliamentary democracy

Hotels
Languages Spoken:  English, Gaelic (Irish)

Popular Places
Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Leix, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow

Northern Ireland
(26 districts):

Capital: Belfast, 
Largest City: Belfast Antrim, Ards, Armagh, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Banbridge, Belfast, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh, Coleraine, Cookstown, Craigavon, Down, Dungannon, Fermanagh, Larne, Limacady, Lisburn, Londonbury, Magherafelt, Mourne, Moyle, Newtownabbley, North Down, Omagh, Strabane

Religion: Roman Catholic 87.4%, Church of Ireland 2.9%, other Christian 1.9%, other 2.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.2% (2006 census)

Search Engines
Ireland Search Engines

Sports
Fishing
Football association of Ireland



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lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Carrauntoohil 1,041 m


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