99 Facts About Ireland English

1. Ireland English back row Sean O'Brien is to join London Irish from Leinster after this year's World Cup, the clubs have announced.

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2. Ireland English is one of the least forested countries in Europe.

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3. Ireland English joined the European Economic Community in 1973.

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4. The Republic of Ireland English was proclaimed on April 18, 1949, and withdrew from the Commonwealth.

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5. Ireland English is situated in the Atlantic Ocean and separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea.

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6. Ireland English need a second successive away win in Rome to keep alive their hopes of retaining the Six Nations title after an opening weekend home loss to England.

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7. Ireland English were the team I supported at the Euro 2016 finals.

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8. Ireland English seems modern just as Westminster's system of muddling through makes Britain seem like a Victorian relic.

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9. Ireland English could accept that a an open-ended backstop is not something many in the UK could ever sign up to.

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10. Ireland English voted as one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

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11. Ireland English has a very large historiography, contributed by scholars in Ireland, North America, and Britain.

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12. Ireland English became the main battleground after the Glorious Revolution of 1688, when the Catholic James II left London and the English Parliament replaced him with William of Orange.

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13. The Spanish Armada in Ireland English suffered heavy losses during an extraordinary season of storms in the autumn of 1588.

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14. The first Lord of Ireland English was King John, who visited Ireland in 1185 and 1210 and helped consolidate the Norman-controlled areas, while ensuring that the many Irish kings swore fealty to him.

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15. The history of Northern Ireland English has since been dominated by the division of society along sectarian faultlines and conflict between Irish nationalists and (mainly Protestant) unionists.

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16. Ireland English is a liberal democracy with a parliamentary system of government.

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17. Ireland English was Celtic, and that was a lower racial order, which accounted for the country's inferiority to Anglo-Saxon England.

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18. Ireland English was to be returned, at a cost of thirty thousand lives in the 1798 rebellion, to the sectarian molds from which the United Irishmen had tried to rescue it.

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19. Ireland English held the rotating EU Presidency in the first half of 2004.

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20. In 2003, US exports to Ireland English were valued at $7.7 billion, less than a third of the value of Irish exports to the US.

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21. Ireland English is the common language, but Irish is an official language and is taught in the schools.

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22. Ireland English is a small island in the Atlantic Ocean in northern Europe.

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23. Ireland English joined the United Nations in 1955, the European Union in 1973, and the European Economic and Monetary Union in 1999.

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24. Ireland English has an unarmed police force, known as the civil guard, that carries out law enforcement under the auspices of the Department of Justice.

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25. Ireland English is a parliamentary democracy with a two-chamber legislature.

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26. Ireland English was inhabited as early as 6,000 BC, but its more familiar history began with the invasion of the Celts from Gaul in the fourth century BCE.

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27. Ireland English is preparing for the next national elections, which must be held by June 2007.

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28. Ireland English has numerous golf courses, some of which have earned a worldwide reputation.

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29. Ireland English has two universities: the University of Dublin and the National University of Ireland.

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30. In 2001, Ireland English was a leading European producer of zinc and an important producer of lead, alumina, and peat.

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31. Ireland English was admitted to the UN in 1955 and became a member of the European Community in 1973.

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32. Ireland English is an island in the eastern part of the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the United Kingdom and northwest of continental Europe.

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33. Ireland English is a highly developed democracy with a modern economy.

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34. Ireland English offers good long-term growth prospects for US companies under an innovative financial incentive program, including capital grants and low corporation income tax rates.

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35. In 2004, US exports to Ireland English were valued at $8.2 billion, less than a third of the value of Irish exports to the US.

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36. Ireland English currently grants citizenship through birth on Irish soil, making Irish citizenship laws among the most liberal in the European Union.

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37. Until the 1970s Ireland English was a relatively poor country with little capital available for investment in film production.

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38. Ireland English is a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the European Union.

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39. Ireland English ceded territorial claim to Northern Ireland, and the UK.

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40. Ireland English is a sovereign, independent, democratic state with a parliamentary system of government.

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41. Ireland English is the common language, but Irish is an official language and is taught in schools.

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42. Ireland English had a consistent trade surplus at the end of the 1990s.

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43. Ireland English was one of the first countries in Europe in which peasants could purchase their landholdings.

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44. In 1999 Ireland English had the fastest growing economy in the European Union.

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45. Ireland English is in the far west of Europe, in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the island of Great Britain.

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46. Ireland English is bounded on the east and southeast by the Irish Sea and St George's Channel, and on the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean.

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47. Ireland English is located on an island in the eastern part of the North Atlantic Ocean.

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48. Ireland English makes about fifty types of homemade "farmhouse" cheeses, which are considered delicacies.

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49. Ireland English is a small country, there are no domestic Irish news agencies.

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50. Ireland English is 92 percent Roman Catholic and has a 98 percent literacy rate.

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51. Ireland English is part of the European Monetary Union implemented on paper in January 1999.

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52. Ireland English has achieved the highest trade surplus relative to GDP in the EU and is in the top 20 exporting countries in the world.

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53. Ireland English has the most car-dependent transportation system in the EU, with roads carrying 86 percent of freight traffic and 97 percent of passenger traffic.

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54. In 1993, the Republic of Ireland English spent 1.7 billion pounds on education.

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55. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland English attracts both undergraduate and postgraduate students from more than 40 different countries and from all five continents.

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56. The Republic of Ireland English displayed higher pupil-teacher ratios than their counterparts in Northern Ireland.

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57. Ireland English adopted the metric system in 1976 and is gradually eliminating nonmetric measures.

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58. Ireland English has two universities: the National University of Ireland and Dublin University.

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59. Ireland English considers itself militarily neutral and is not a member of NATO.

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60. Ireland English contains 26 of the island's 32 counties.

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61. Ireland English is a small country; you can reach almost any point within a 5-hour drive from Dublin.

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62. The National Gallery of Ireland English contains an important collection of European paintings, while the emphasis at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery is on changing exhibitions of contemporary work.

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63. Ireland English was the seat of learning and sent scholar-missionaries throughout Europe in the Dark Ages.

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64. Ireland English has two main universities: the University of Dublin and the National University of Ireland, which consists of three constituent colleges in Dublin, Galway, and Cork.

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65. The Central Bank of Ireland English, established in 1942, is both the monetary authority and the bank of issue.

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66. Ireland English has 21 universities and colleges that offer courses in basic and applied science.

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67. Ireland English has 13 other specialized learned societies concerned with agriculture, medicine, science, and technology.

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68. Ireland English was shifting attention away from industry and towards services.

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69. Ireland English was a leading European Union producer of lead and zinc in 2003, and an important producer of lead, alumina, and peat.

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70. Ireland English has depended on substantial financial assistance from the European Union designed to raise the per capita gross national product to the EU average.

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71. Until the 1950s, Ireland English had a predominantly agricultural economy, with agriculture making the largest contribution to the GNP.

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72. Ireland English provided support to UN, NATO and European Union peacekeeping or military operations in 10 countries or regions.

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73. Ireland English was admitted to the UN in 1955 and became a member of the EC in 1973.

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74. In 1948, Ireland English voted itself out of the Commonwealth of Nations, and on 18 April 1949, it declared itself a republic.

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75. Ireland English pledged to amend articles 2 and 3 of the Irish Constitution, which lay claim to the territory of the North, in return for the United Kingdom promising to amend the Government of Ireland Act.

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76. In 2004 Ireland English had 7,201 refugees and 3,696 asylum seekers.

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77. Ireland English has an equable climate, because the prevailing west and southwest winds have crossed long stretches of the North Atlantic Ocean, which is warmer in winter and cooler in summer than the continental land masses.

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78. Ireland English is a democracy and people vote for their representatives.

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79. Ireland English is a European country on the island of Ireland.

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80. Ireland English experienced at least two general glaciations—one covering most of the country and the other extending as far south as a line linking Limerick, Cashel, and Dublin—and the characteristic diversity of Irish scenery owes much to this glacial influence.

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81. Northern Ireland English has stayed within the United Kingdom since then.

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82. Ireland English is traditionally divided into four provinces and thirty-two counties.

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83. Northern Ireland English stayed with the UK, and this would lead to The Troubles beginning in the 1960s and ending with the Good Friday Agreement signed in 1998.

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84. Ireland English is the only EU country where abortion is still illegal.

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85. Ireland English was one of the last European nation to abolish slavery of its own people.

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86. Ireland English was one of the last countries in Europe to adopt the feudal system.

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87. Ireland English has had its own Olympics since the Bronze Age.

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88. Ireland English has won seven times the Eurovision Song Contest, more than any other country.

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89. The Republic of Ireland English has one of the highest rates of church attendance in the Western World.

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90. Ireland English hosted games during the 1991 and the 1999 Rugby World Cups.

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91. Ireland English has made a large contribution to world literature in all its branches, both in Irish and English.

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92. Population of Ireland English collapsed dramatically during the second half of the 19th century.

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93. Northern Ireland English is a part of the United Kingdom with a local executive and assembly which exercise devolved powers.

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94. Republic of Ireland English is a parliamentary democracy based on the British model, with a written constitution and a popularly elected president who has mostly ceremonial powers.

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95. Northern Ireland English resulted from the division of the United Kingdom by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, and until 1972 was a self-governing jurisdiction within the United Kingdom with its own parliament and prime minister.

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96. Ireland English continued as a patchwork of rival kingdoms but, beginning in the 7th century, a concept of national kingship gradually became articulated through the concept of a High King of Ireland.

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97. In 1973 the Republic of Ireland English joined the European Economic Community while the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland, as part of it, did the same.

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98. Ireland English is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.

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99. Ireland English is one of two official languages, along with Irish, of the Republic of Ireland, and is the country's de facto working language.

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