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Quotes Book Modern Ireland Facts The old sod is every bit as interesting and amusing today as it was in the past. Here are some modern Ireland facts of interest: Limerick was sacked so many times in the 17th century it was once known as the "city of sieges.
Overdevelopment in the Galway area has caused such a serious pollution problem in Galway Bay that the government has told people in the area to avoid drinking tap water and prevent babies being bathed in tap water from allowing it to touch their lips.
Nolan, whose middle name is Liam, was born in Belfast. Sales of Guinness Stout have been falling in recent years, but Irish Whiskey is hot hot hot. In a recent national survey conducted for Catholic and Protestant organizations, only 5 per cent of Irish 15 to year-olds could quote the first commandment.
Interest in Irish-speaking schools has exploded in Ireland in recent years. Almost 65 "Gaelschoils" have opened in the last decade, and many have long waiting lists of students wanting to get in.
Currently, there are 8 times as many people who speak Polish in Ireland as people who speak Gaelic. Ireland is ninth the ninth most oil-dependent economy in the world. She was born into a Catholic family in Belfast, and is a citizen of Great Britain.
Residents of Northern Ireland are, by law, permitted to hold political office in the Republic of Ireland. Economists say this makes Ireland extremely vulnerable to any economic slowdown in America. The Irish Times reports that Lucy and James are currently the most common names being given to newborn Irish children.
The names Daniel and Sophie come in a close second. More than 10, new companies were started in Ireland in the first six months of this year, a record performance by Irish entrepreneurs.
According to a recent Bank of Ireland report, Ireland is now the second wealthiest nation in the world, with over 30, millionaires.
Because of population shifts towards big towns and cities, some parts of the countryside are increasingly populated only by old folks. Over one-third of the population in some Irish rural areas is now over 65 years of age.
The first divorce ever granted by the Irish government was in Shanahan is currently playing for the New York Rangers, who also occassionally play an Irish jig when he scores.
All windmills in Ireland turn in a clockwise direction, while the rest of the windmills in the world turn counter-clockwise. The samba is danced in local clubs on "Brazil Nights" and one local radio station broadcasts in Portuguese on weekends.
Irish police gardai have received increased government funding to battle a rising problem of armed gangs trading in drugs and stolen cars. The cities most affected have been Dublin, Sligo, and Limerick, and there have been problems in counties Clare, Tipperary and Cork.News ♦ ♦ ♦ *Event* The Europe of Rubens, exhibition: 22 May September Born near Cologne, living in Antwerp after a long period in Italy, and active in the courts of Spain and England, Rubens () was an artist of European dimension.
Britain is the common name for the sovereign state of the United Kingdom, the political entity comprising England, Wales, Scotland (which make up the island of Great Britain) and Northern Ireland.
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