8. FLORA & FAUNA
• Only 26 land mammal species are
native to Ireland as the red fox.
9. Aquatic wildlife, About 400
such as species of species of birds
turtle, shark, have been
whale, and recorded in
dolphin, are Ireland. Many
common off the of these are
10. Until medieval Much of the land is
times, Ireland was now covered with
heavily forested pasture, and there
with oak, pine and are many species of
Ireland has been inhabited since the
stone age. People moved westwards
across the European continent for
more than seven thousand years and
settled in the country.
The major centres of population are
Dublin, Cork,Galway, Limerick and
23. IN THE SEVENTEENTH
CENTURY, AFTER THE
BATTLES OF THE
BOYNE (1690) AND
MANY OF THE
GAELIC IRISH LEFT
IRELAND AND THE
POWER AND OWNERSHIP OF
THE LAND, AND PENAL LAWS
DISCIRMINATED AGAINST CATHOLICS
42. Curiosity about the language
Sorry the sadness is upon me (Tá orm Hebron)
I have a car there is a car in me (Tá carr agam)
I like music music is good to me (Is liom ceol Maitha)
The Irish alphabet
has only 18 letters.
j, k, q, v, w, x, y, z.
67. Many victims on two continents, like
Helen McGonigle, are living reminders
of the crimes of this pedophile priest
at the center of a sex scandal in the
Irish Catholic church.
68. Records dating back to the 1950s show
Smyth was moved from parish to parish,
each time under a cloud of suspicion,
after a family came forward to report
the priest was an abuser.
70. Current legislation to promote
equality in the workplace continues
to allow religious schools to
discriminate against teachers
whose lifestyle they consider
contrary to their religious values.
71. In 1998, religious schools may discriminate
against Ireland homosexual teachers,
divorced, or living with a partner without
In June 2009 of a bill that would authorize civil
unions for same-sex couples (which is
currently before Parliament), although some
teachers that make use of the new law may
face reprisals in their centers.