1. Proper noun.  A large island in northwest Europe.
  2. Proper noun.  A republic occupying the majority-area of the island of Ireland, with Northern Ireland occupying the rest of the island. Also known as the ''Republic of Ireland'', in order to distinguish it from the island.
  3. Proper noun.  A family surname.

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