Climate: The Atlantic Gulf Stream keeps the Irish climate mild most of the year. Average temperatures in winter are 4 - 7o C, and in summer are 14 - 18o C. Rainfall is heaviest in the west and lightest in the southeast, but at all times very unpredictable.
Sport: Gaelic hurling and football are the most popular sports in Ireland - they make up the national sports of Ireland, known as Gaelic Games. All Gaelic games are governed by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).
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, Horse racing and Greyhound racing.
With a similar landscape a visit across the border into Northern Ireland is a real treat. If you a planning a trip to Ireland contact the northern Ireland Tourist Board - the have a now launched a new short break brochure full of great ideas to help make your trip better.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Boeing and Okay Airways, one of China's first privately-owned airlines, said on Wednesday that they finalized an order for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on Wednesday, with which Okay Airways will expand its long-haul services.
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"We are committed to investing in our aircraft fleet in order to keep growing ahead of the market and enhancing our customers' flying experience," said Li Zongling, president of Okay Airways which is headquartered in Beijing with its main hub at Tianjin Binhai International Airport.
"Today's order for the all-new, super-efficient 787-9 Dreamliners will strengthen Okay's position to expand into the long-haul market with the best products in its class," Li said.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Global Sales and Marketing Senior Vice President Ihssane Mounir said: "We value our longstanding partnership with Okay Airways and look forward to delivering these airplanes to support their international expansion plan."
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Zimbabwe Defense Forces Chief Constantino Chiwenga speaks in a press conference in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Nov. 20, 2017. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has opened discussions with former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who he fired two weeks ago, Constantino Chiwenga said Monday. (XinhuaShaun Jusa)
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Army chief Constantino Chiwenga told a press conference that Mnangagwa, currently in self imposed exile, was now expected back in the country soon.
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