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Global Peace Index 2015
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Stephanie's Stunner Not Enough For FIFA
How a Goal in a Wexford Football Match made it to the FIFA top-table

Remembrance Day in Ireland
Remembrance Day in Ireland
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Unusual Irish Creations
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Amazing News that Ireland is World's Best Country!
Ireland has been declared the best country in the world to the great surprise of its inhabitants... more

Irish Happiness Report
It's Official: Irish People are Happy!
Reports by the European Union, the OECD and United Nations have all shown that the Irish are a pretty happy bunch of campers... more

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Canadian Astronaut Sings 'Ride On' to Lord Mayor Of Dublin
The famous Canadian Astronaut best known in Ireland for tweeting the world's first message from space in the Gaelic language showed off his guitar skills in Dublin recently... more

Pub in Quiet Man Movie is Sold
'Quiet Man' Pub Sold To Film Fan
The country village pub made famous by the film 'The Quiet Man' starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara has been sold to an English fan of the film. The bar is located in Cong in County Mayo, deep in the heart of Connemara and is reported to... more

Looted Treasure of Ireland Recovered in Britain
Looted Treasure from Ireland Recovered in Britain
A hoard of treasure including medieval silver coins, some military items and a Bronze-Age axe and spear-head that were looted from Ireland have been recovered and returned to the National Museum of Ireland. The use of metal detectors in Ireland requires a licence. It is suspected that several people... more

Alcohol Bill in Ireland is Huge
Vested Interests Try To Scupper Alcohol Advertising Ban
Attempts to reduce alcohol consumption in Ireland have been met with predictable opposition from those with most to lose.... more

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What is the Weather like in Ireland?

Influenced by the Atlantic Ocean the weather in Ireland is mild, wet and changeable. It is not too hot and not too cold. Summer temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) are rare enough occurrences (perhaps once or twice a decade).

The average monthly temperature in Ireland is: January (5 degrees C = 41 degrees F), February (5C = 41F), March (7C = 45F), April (8C = 46F), May (11C = 52F), June (14C = 56F), July (16C = 60F), August, (16C = 60F), September (14C = 56F), October (11C = 51F), November (8C = 48F), December (7C = 44F). It can rain at any time in Ireland but prolonged periods of rainfall are rare enough. Snow and severe frost are usually confined to December, January and February.
When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland?

There is plenty to see and do in Ireland at any time of the year, although the worst of the weather usually occurs from December to February. An examination of the average temperatures and rainfall in Ireland can be misleading. March and November can produce more days, perfect for touring and outside of the main visitor months of May, June, July and August.

Like most European countries Summer offers the best of the weather and is also when most of the town festivals and events take place. However, with a little planning (and a little luck!) a visit in February, April or November could provide a great experience.
What Currency does Ireland use?

Ireland uses the Euro currency throughout the 26 Counties of the South, with the British Pound (Sterling) in use in 6 Counties in Ulster (Counties Down, Derry, Armagh, Antrim, Fermanagh and Tyrone). Other European countries that use the Euro include France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. The Irish Pound (the 'punt') was discontinued in 2002 when Ireland joined the Eurozone.
What is the Capital City of Ireland?

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland with a population of approximately 1.1 Million, followed in terms of population by Cork (198,582), Limerick (91,454), Galway (76,778) and Waterford (51,519). The population of Ireland (in 2012) was 4.58 Million in the Republic with 1.8 Million people in Northern Ireland. In 1841 prior to the Great Famine the population of Ireland was nearly 7 Million, falling to under 3 Million by the 1960's.
Does Ireland have States?

Ireland does not have States but is divided into 4 Provinces and then into 32 Counties. The four Provinces are Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connaught. The Counties of Leinster: Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow. The Counties of Munster: Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford. The Counties of Ulster: Armagh, Antrim, Down, Derry, Fermanagh, Tyrone (in Northern Ireland) and Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan in the Republic. The Counties of Connaught: Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo.
My Ancestors were Irish - Can I Get Irish Citizenship?

If either of your parents were an Irish Citizen at the time of your birth then you do qualify for Citizenship. If any of your Grandparents were Irish Citizens then you qualify to be an Irish Citizen and claim an Irish Passport. More distant relatives or ancestors, (including great-grandparents, cousins, aunt or uncle) do not qualify you to be a citizen of Ireland. If you marry an Irish Citizen then you may be eligible to become a Citizen. Irish Citizens are free to live and work in any other European Union country without the need for a residence or work permit.


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