Ireland's economy continues to outpace the rest of the euro area, with GDP growing 1.9% in Q2 and 6.7% year on year - Gross National Product also rose 1.9% in Q2.
Ireland will take in an additional 2,900 refugees, the country's government announced on Thursday - Ireland had already agreed to receive 1,120 refugees.
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said in a statement on Tuesday that she has asked the Garda Commissioner to 'carry out a fresh assessment' of the Provisional IRA.
Ms. Fitzgerald's request comes as the Police Service of Northern Ireland investigate the death of republican Kevin McGuigan - the PSNI believe PIRA members were involved in the killing.
GDP grew 6.5 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year.
Compared to the previous quarter, GDP increased 1.4 percent.
The CSO revised upwards growth figures for the 4th quarter of 2014, meaning Irish economic growth in 2014 was 5.2 percent (previously 4.8 percent).
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