from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun the Irish name for Ireland; the name used in 1937 to 1949 for the Republic of Ireland.

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  • proper noun The Republic of Ireland
  • proper noun The island of Ireland, consisting of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland


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From Irish Éire.


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  • Eire, the Irish word for Ireland, is named after the Gaelic goddess Ériu – not far off

    Marsha Mehran biography 2005

  • An Irish friend, 35, male, masters English, cannot find * any* job in Eire, nothing.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Newly renovated Ladies Lounge. 2010

  • In fact I have a place in Eire, Classibawn Castle in County Sligo, and I and my family could not be treated with greater friendship by the Irish.

    The Unsinkable Commonwealth 1967

  • Yet the leading club of Eire is still the Royal Irish Yacht Club, and it still flies the Blue Ensign.

    This Democratic Empire 1940

  • Unloved children: the world is full of them, and most systems dealing with them are useless, I, after getting the daily four bob [a dollar a day], seeing the results this travel experience gave to me and seeing some Organisations had a crack [sic] and failed at raising the future civilisation because luv is rarely available to these results of an evenings lust, the scandals in Eire, in Rio, you name them, gives a clue to the sad state of affairs.

    Everything But The Girl « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2009

  • Don’t use the word Eire unless the rest of the sentence is in the Irish language, the correct term is Ireland, or referring to the souther state ,The Republic of Ireland.

    Is Liam Neeson being TAKEN too much for granted? | Obsessed With Film 2009

  • Ireland shows the way to reduce plastic bag useGood piece from Inhabitat showing how tax law rather than legal bans has reduced the number of plastic bags in Eire.

    KILL PLASTIC BAGS WITH TAXES: look to Ireland | Inhabitat 2008

  • Though his official production credits, outside of his own music, for bands such as Eire Apparent or Cat Mother remain largely unknown, numerous entries describe him moving from studio to control room to studio, combining a producer's capacity for efficiency and momentum with the imagination of an artist hitting his stride.

    Expecting Rain 2009

  • Out of interest .... have a gander at that pic of yer wan in green called "Eire" on the left in the above link and note the cross symbol above her head and then see similar here; - 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,48,49,50,52 2009

  • Good Grief, thanks so much for clearing up the usage of the word "Eire" ... how embarassing!!!!

    xml's 2008


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