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Country in Europe on the island of Ireland

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Republic of Ireland: Country in Europe on the island of Ireland
Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern side of the island. Around a third of the country's population of 4.8 million people resides in the greater Dublin area. The sovereign state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The legislature, the Oireachtas, consists of a lower house, Dáil Éireann, an upper house, Seanad Éireann, and an elected President who serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, but with some important powers and duties. The head of government is the Taoiseach, who is elected by the Dáil and appointed by the President; the Taoiseach in turn appoints other government ministers.

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Ireland could try to block Mercosur trade deal on Amazon concerns: Varadkar

As wildfires rage through the Brazilian Amazon, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said Dublin will vote against a trade deal between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur unless..
Reuters - Published

Northern Ireland force lacks resources to police hard border in event of no-deal Brexit: chief constable

Northern Ireland's police force does not have sufficient resources to effectively control the border with the Republic of Ireland if checkpoints are reinstated in the event of a no-deal Brexit, its..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Republic of Ireland

It's up to EU to avoid no-deal Brexit: UK foreign minister [Video]It's up to EU to avoid no-deal Brexit: UK foreign minister

Britain's foreign minister on Thursday (August 8) pressed the European Union to amend the terms of Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to take responsibility for a no-deal..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Michelle O'Neill blasts 'highly discourteous' Boris Johnson for not speaking with Irish premier [Video]Michelle O'Neill blasts 'highly discourteous' Boris Johnson for not speaking with Irish premier

Sinn Fein's deputy leader Michelle O'Neill blasts Prime Minister Boris Johnson for not speaking with Irish premier Leo Varadkar since taking office last week. Mrs O'Neill called Mr Johnson "highly..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published

Shane Lowry turns Carnoustie tears into triumph at Royal Portrush [Video]Shane Lowry turns Carnoustie tears into triumph at Royal Portrush

A year after being reduced to tears by the state of his game at Carnoustie, Shane Lowry claimed his first major title in commanding fashion in the 148th Open at Royal Portrush. Roared on by a sell-out..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published

Pedestrian seriously injured as car collides with crowds at cemetery [Video]Pedestrian seriously injured as car collides with crowds at cemetery

Several people have been injured, one seriously, as a car reportedly collided with crowds at a cemetery in the Republic of Ireland. Officers confirmed an incident happened at around 4pm on Sunday in Co..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Borderline Brexit: Fears for the Irish peace process [Video]Borderline Brexit: Fears for the Irish peace process

Irish politicians are concerned how the country would maintain an open border if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

 

Merkel: Irish border solution possible, but not by reopening Withdrawal Agreement

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday the EU would think about practical solutions regarding the post-Brexit border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, but not by revisiting..
Reuters - Published

Irish finance minister believes UK would rather avoid no-deal Brexit

Britain would rather avoid leaving the European Union without a transition deal but is willing to contemplate it if necessary, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Tuesday after talks with..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM open to talks with UK's Johnson 'without precondition'

Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday he was ready to meet Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to discuss his Brexit plans "without precondition".
Reuters - Published

Irish PM sees security, constitutional threats in no-deal Brexit

If Britain leaves the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, Ireland could be faced with both security and constitutional threats, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Ireland not going to be bullied on Brexit: PM

Ireland is not going to be bullied in talks over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said in an interview published on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Irish minister Creed says backstop cannot be time-limited

Irish Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed on Wednesday repeated his government's position that no time limit can be set on the "backstop" in Britain's Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union.
Reuters - Published

Disorderly Brexit would be 'catastrophic', says Sinn Fein

A disorderly Brexit would be disastrous for the Irish economy, the head of Northern Ireland's largest nationalist party warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday at a meeting with Britain's new..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM tells Johnson that withdrawal agreement cannot be re-opened

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Tuesday that the Brexit withdrawal agreement could not be re-opened, and that "satisfactory" alternative arrangements..
Reuters - Published

New British PM calls Dublin for first time since taking charge

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke by telephone on Tuesday, national broadcaster RTE has reported.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Boris Johnson clashes with Irish leader Varadkar over backstop as EU stands firm over deal

The Taoiseach told the prime minister that 'satisfactory' alternative options for keeping the border open had not yet been identified
Independent - Published

Irish PM: 'I hope UK's Johnson hasn't chosen no-deal'

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday said it was not yet clear whether his British counterpart Boris Johnson had chosen to leave the European Union without a deal, but that the decision was..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM looks forward to discussing Johnson's plan to abolish backstop

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday he was looking forward to discussing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposals to abolish the backstop.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Irish deputy prime minister warns Boris Johnson he will be 'in trouble' if he tries to rip up Theresa May's deal

Likely new prime minister told a 'give me what I want or I'm going to burn the house down for everybody' approach will fail
Independent - Published

Brexit: Irish deputy PM hopes backstop will be 'unnecessary'

But the withdrawal agreement reached by the UK and EU cannot be renegotiated, Simon Coveney says.
BBC News - Published

Irish, EU governments sound out Johnson to avoid no-deal Brexit: Sunday Times

Ahead of Boris Johnson's likely election next week as Britain's prime minister, EU countries are secretly wooing him in a bid to thrash out a new Brexit plan that would avoid a no-deal disaster, the..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says he may compromise on Brexit border issue

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday he was willing to listen to alternative proposals from the next British prime minister on keeping Northern Ireland's border open after Brexit and..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM says he will listen to alternatives to Northern Ireland backstop

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday he was willing to listen to alternative proposals from the next British prime minsiter on keeping Northern Ireland's border open after Brexit.
Reuters - Published

Brexit has sent 'not as important' Britain into decades of decline, Irish PM Varadkar says

Leo Varadkar says UK has struggled to accept its is less important than it once was
Independent - Published

No-deal Brexit will mean checks on Irish trade with 'significant' impact on economy, Dublin warns

Political relationships on the island of Ireland will be put 'under strain' if the UK crashes out of the EU on 31 October, the Republic's Simon Coveney said.
Independent - Published

No easy answers on no deal Irish border impact, Irish government says

There are no easy answers on how to avoid the need for physical infrastructure and related checks and controls on the island of Ireland if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, the Irish..
Reuters - Published

Irish foreign minister blasts 'inaccurate' Tory leadership debate on Brexit with people using 'their own facts'

Simon Coveney also warns no-deal is more likely than ever
Independent - Published

Irish Brexit border issue cannot be solved by tech alone: former UK official

There is no technology solution that alone can solve the issue of the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic in a no-deal Brexit scenario, the British official who was in charge of..
Reuters - Published

Ireland's Varadkar confident of Brexit solidarity from next Commission chief

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar said he was confident the nominee to lead the European Commission, Germany's Ursula von den Leyen, would show the same solidarity with Ireland over Brexit as its..
Reuters - Published

'We mean what we say': Irish PM says Brexit divorce deal is shut

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar strongly repeated on Friday that the European Union will not reopen the divorce agreement it has reached with Britain or drop the Northern Ireland border "backstop"..
Reuters - Published

Irish economy could contract in no-deal Brexit, PM says

Ireland's fast growing economy could suddenly contract if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, a prospect that has become more likely, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on..
Reuters - Published

Irish premier dismisses talk of moving to top EU job

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday he was flattered by media reports suggesting he could become head of the European Union's executive, but insisted he was not seeking a career change.
Reuters - Published

No-deal Brexit will only ever be British choice: Irish PM

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday that it would be Britain's decision if it leaves the European Union without a deal, not the EU's.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Scrapping Irish border backstop effectively the same as no deal, says Leo Varadkar

Irish premier says it is 'alarming' that Tory leadership contenders want to remove safeguard against hard border
Independent - Published

Brexit: Irish PM says no backstop as bad for Ireland as no deal

A Brexit deal without the Northern Ireland "backstop" clause is as much a threat to Ireland as a no-deal Brexit, Ireland's prime minister said on Saturday, adding that the European Union would not..
Reuters - Published

Irish PM concerned Britain set for 'terrible' Brexit miscalculation

Ireland's prime minister warned British lawmakers on Tuesday against making "a terrible political miscalculation" of thinking their rejection of the Brexit divorce deal negotiated with the European..
Reuters - Published

Republic of Ireland labour to see off Gibraltar

republic of ireland labour to see off gibraltar
Republic of Ireland go five points clear at the top of Group D with a laboured 2-0 win against Gibraltar.
BBC News - Published

Nations League: Declan Rice focused on England after Republic 'backlash'

nations league: declan rice focused on england after republic 'backlash'
Midfielder Declan Rice says he is focused on performing for England after the "backlash" over his decision to switch allegiance from the Republic of Ireland.
BBC News - Published

Irish PM sees growing risk of no deal Brexit, backs Weber for Commission

Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he believed the risk of Britain crashing out of the bloc without any divorce agreement was growing with the British Conservatives set to choose a new leader.
Reuters - Published

Divorce referendum: Ireland votes to liberalise laws

divorce referendum: ireland votes to liberalise laws
In a referendum, voters overwhelmingly back changes to the constitution to make divorce easier.
BBC News - Published

Talks to restore Northern Ireland government to restart after year break: RTE

The British and Irish governments will on Friday announce a resumption of talks to restore devolved regional government in Northern Ireland after a hiatus in dialogue of more than a year, Irish state..
Reuters - Published

Lyra McKee murder: Twitter bans Irish dissident republican group linked to New IRA

Saoradh deny any association with paramilitaries but have come under strong public criticism since the murder of Lyra McKee
Independent - Published

Brexit: Irish government will pay for European health card for citizens in Northern Ireland after EU exit

Simon Coveney says Ireland will work to ensure the 'practical benefits' of EU citizenship continue to apply to people in Northern Ireland
Independent - Published

In call with UK PM May, Ireland's Varadkar says open to Brexit delay

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar spoke to Britain's Theresa May on Monday about her plan to seek a further extension to the Article 50 Brexit negotiating period, the Irish government said in a..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Any EU country that vetoes Article 50 delay 'wouldn't be forgiven', Irish premier Leo Varadkar says

Taoiseach says any attempt to block extension is 'extremely unlikely'
Independent - Published

Longer Brexit extension might make more sense: Irish PM

A longer Brexit extension might be favourable to avoid continued uncertainty, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday, after his British counterpart Theresa May asked for a delay until up to..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Angela Merkel says Germany 'will stand' with Ireland

brexit: angela merkel says germany 'will stand' with ireland
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was speaking after talks with Irish PM Leo Varadkar in Dublin.
BBC News - Published

Irish PM pleads patience, says nobody wants no-deal Brexit

Nobody wants Britain to leave the European Union next week without a divorce agreement and EU leaders must be patient while talks continue in London, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

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