Irish people

Ethnic group with Celtic and other roots, native to the island of Ireland, with shared history and culture

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The Irish are a Celtic nation and ethnic group native to the island of Ireland, who share a common Irish ancestry, identity and culture. Ireland has been inhabited for about 12,500 years according to archaeological studies. For most of Ireland's recorded history, the Irish have been primarily a Gaelic people. From the 9th century, small numbers of Vikings settled in Ireland, becoming the Norse-Gaels. Anglo-Normans conquered parts of Ireland in the 12th century, while England's 16th/17th-century (re)conquest and colonisation of Ireland brought many English and Lowland Scots people to parts of the island, especially the north. Today, Ireland is made up of the Republic of Ireland and the smaller Northern Ireland. The people of Northern Ireland hold various national identities including British, Irish, Northern Irish or some combination thereof.

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In 1997, Steve Kroft reported on the Irish journalist's death. After she exposed Dublin's criminal underworld, her murder became a national obsession
Credit: CBS News - Published 2 days ago

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Historic changes could be ahead for the Irish in Australia, but they won't come without a struggle, says the government in Dublin.
Credit: The Age - Published 3 days ago

Almost four million Irish citizens living outside of the republic will be able to vote in the nation's future elections if a historical ballot passes in October.
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago

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