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'''Ireland''' (Irish: ''Éire'') is an island in Northern Europe, to the west of Great Britain. It is split into two territories; the independent '''Republic of Ireland''', officially known as '''Ireland''', which covers approximately two thirds of the island and '''Northern Ireland''' in the north-east, which forms part of the [[United Kingdom]].
 
'''Ireland''' (Irish: ''Éire'') is an island in Northern Europe, to the west of Great Britain. It is split into two territories; the independent '''Republic of Ireland''', officially known as '''Ireland''', which covers approximately two thirds of the island and '''Northern Ireland''' in the north-east, which forms part of the [[United Kingdom]].
   
Although for many years ruled by the English, and later the British, Ireland joined the Kingdom of Great Britain to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 after the ''Acts of Union''. Following unrest during the early 20th century, Ireland proclaimed independence which was quashed by the British government. In 1921, the country was split into two, the Catholic-predominant '''Southern Ireland''' and the Protestant-predominant '''Northern Ireland''', although they both remained part of the UK. A year later in 1922, the British and Irish governments settled on the creation of the independent '''Irish Free State'''. Originally, the newly-formed state covered the entire island but Northern Ireland exercised its right to rejoin the union a few days after independence. The Free State still kept the monarchy and was a Dominion of the British Empire (with equal status to the likes of [[Australia]] and [[Canada]]) until 1937, when a new constitution saw a newly-elected head of state replace the King. The British government finally recognised the Irish president as official head of state in 1949.
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Although for many years ruled by the English, and later the British, Ireland joined the Kingdom of Great Britain to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 after the ''Acts of Union''. Following unrest during the early 20th century, Ireland proclaimed independence which was quashed by the British government. In 1921, the country was split into two, the Catholic-predominant '''Southern Ireland''' and the Protestant-predominant '''Northern Ireland''', although they both remained part of the UK. A year later in 1922, the British and Irish governments settled on the creation of the independent '''Irish Free State'''. Originally, the newly-formed state covered the entire island but Northern Ireland exercised its right to rejoin the union a few days after independence. The Free State still kept the monarchy and was a Dominion of the British Empire (with equal status to the likes of [[Australia]] and [[Canada]]) until 1937, when a new constitution saw a newly-elected head of state replace the King. The British government finally recognized the Irish president as official head of state in 1949.
   
 
From the 1960s to 1990s, there was a long period of warfare known as "The Troubles", between the Irish Republican Army and the British and Irish government troops. [[Derrick McReary]] is known to have fought in the Battle of Belfast sometime in the 1990s, along with [[Bucky Sligo]] and [[Aiden O'Malley]]. The Real IRA continues to resist British rule to this day.
 
From the 1960s to 1990s, there was a long period of warfare known as "The Troubles", between the Irish Republican Army and the British and Irish government troops. [[Derrick McReary]] is known to have fought in the Battle of Belfast sometime in the 1990s, along with [[Bucky Sligo]] and [[Aiden O'Malley]]. The Real IRA continues to resist British rule to this day.
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*The [[McReary Family]], as well as their crime affiliates [[Michael Keane]] and [[Gordon Sargent]], originate from Ireland.
 
*The [[McReary Family]], as well as their crime affiliates [[Michael Keane]] and [[Gordon Sargent]], originate from Ireland.
 
 
*[[Steinway Beer Garden]] and [[Lucky Winkles]] are Irish-themed pubs found in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]].
 
*[[Steinway Beer Garden]] and [[Lucky Winkles]] are Irish-themed pubs found in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]].
 
*The [[Irish American Killers]] have Irish origins. One of them is [[Liam]].
 
*The [[Irish American Killers]] have Irish origins. One of them is [[Liam]].
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*Most of the northwestern neighborhoods in [[Dukes]] have Irish influences.
 
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Republic of Ireland
Éire
CapitalDublin
Official language(s) Irish, English
Currency Euro

Ireland (Irish: Éire) is an island in Northern Europe, to the west of Great Britain. It is split into two territories; the independent Republic of Ireland, officially known as Ireland, which covers approximately two thirds of the island and Northern Ireland in the north-east, which forms part of the United Kingdom.

Although for many years ruled by the English, and later the British, Ireland joined the Kingdom of Great Britain to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 after the Acts of Union. Following unrest during the early 20th century, Ireland proclaimed independence which was quashed by the British government. In 1921, the country was split into two, the Catholic-predominant Southern Ireland and the Protestant-predominant Northern Ireland, although they both remained part of the UK. A year later in 1922, the British and Irish governments settled on the creation of the independent Irish Free State. Originally, the newly-formed state covered the entire island but Northern Ireland exercised its right to rejoin the union a few days after independence. The Free State still kept the monarchy and was a Dominion of the British Empire (with equal status to the likes of Australia and Canada) until 1937, when a new constitution saw a newly-elected head of state replace the King. The British government finally recognized the Irish president as official head of state in 1949.

From the 1960s to 1990s, there was a long period of warfare known as "The Troubles", between the Irish Republican Army and the British and Irish government troops. Derrick McReary is known to have fought in the Battle of Belfast sometime in the 1990s, along with Bucky Sligo and Aiden O'Malley. The Real IRA continues to resist British rule to this day.

Ireland uses the PEGI rating system, as with most European countries.

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