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Eir·e(âr′ə, ī′rə, âr′ē, ī′rē)
1. Latin, Hibernia. an island of the British Isles, W of Great Britain, comprising Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 32,375 sq. mi. (83,850 sq. km).
2. Republic of. Formerly, Irish Free State (1922–37), Eire (1937–49). a republic occupying most of the island of Ireland. 3,632,944; 27,137 sq. mi. (70,285 sq. km).Cap.: Dublin. Irish, Eire.
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|Noun||1.||Eire - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921|
CIRA, Continuity Army Council, Continuity Irish Republican Army - a terrorist organization formed in Ireland in 1994 as a clandestine armed wing of Sinn Fein
Catholic Reaction Force, INLA, Irish National Liberation Army, People's Liberation Army, People's Republican Army - a radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
IRA, Irish Republican Army, Provisional IRA, Provisional Irish Republican Army, Provos - a militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland
Dissident Irish Republican Army, Real IRA, Real Irish Republican Army, RIRA - a radical terrorist group that broke away in 1997 when the mainstream Provisional IRA proposed a cease-fire; has continued terrorist activities in opposition to any peace agreement
British Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations - an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British Crown
Common Market, EC, EEC, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, EU, Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
capital of Ireland, Dublin, Irish capital - capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Republic
Cork - a port city in southern Ireland
Galway - a port city in western Ireland on Galway Bay
Limerick - port city in southwestern Ireland
Tara - a village in eastern Ireland (northwest of Dublin); seat of Irish kings until 6th century
Waterford - a port city in southern Ireland; famous for glass industry
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
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