Ireland (i/ˈaɪərlənd/, ; Irish: Éire ; Ulster-Scots: Airlann or Airlan) is an island to the north-west of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth. To its east is the larger island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the Irish Sea.
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... In corps units the rank designation changes ... In the artillery the rank is known as gunner (Gnr), but usually only after the completion of a gunners' course, and in the cavalry it is known as trooper (Tpr) ...
... Nine years after arriving in Ireland, Nemed died of plague along with three thousand of his people ... thirty warriors, escaped, and the last of Nemed's followers left Ireland ... Preceded by Partholón Mythical invasions of Ireland AFM 2350 BC FFE 1731 BC Succeeded by Fir Bolg ...
... County Tipperary in Ireland was divided in 1838 into two ridings, Tipperary North Riding and Tipperary South Riding — the divisions remain as local government counties, but were renamed simply 'North ...
... There are 3 prisons in Northern Ireland ... The "average" prison population of Northern Ireland in 2009 was 1,465 ...
... See also Censorship in the Republic of Ireland Freedom of speech is protected by Article 40.6.1 of the Irish constitution ... the European Convention form an integral part of the Republic of Ireland's laws ...
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“The tragedy of Northern Ireland is that it is now a society in which the dead console the living.”
—Jack Holland (b. 1947)
“They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of Devonshire and Cornwall and Ireland which rear up against the westward ocean. Mists gather here, and sea fog, and eerie stories. Thats not because there are more ghosts here than in other places, mind you. Its just that people who live hereabouts are strangely aware of them.”
—Dodie Smith, and Lewis Allen. Roderick Fitzgerald (Ray Milland)
“It is often said that in Ireland there is an excess of genius unsustained by talent; but there is talent in the tongues.”
—V.S. (Victor Sawdon)