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Ireland

Facts and stats about Ireland

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Ireland is the third biggest island in the European continent. It is divided (politically) between The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland which is under the United Kingdom. Altogether, Ireland’s population is more than 6.4 million. Ireland has come out from a prolonged dispute and emerged as an independent nation during the concluding years of the 20th century. The Irish economy has overcome the global downturn and grew by 0.4 percent last year. However, this was considered weak since economists projected a 1.3 percent growth for 2013. The European Commission predicted that there will be 2.2 percent increase before the current year ends.

This republic has a parliamentary and representative democratic form of government. It is a member of the European Union. Religious freedom is a constitutional provision in Ireland with Christianity as the major religion and the Roman Catholic Church as the biggest church. Ireland is a neutral nation with “Triple Lock” policies regulating the involvement of Irish military units in conflict areas. It must first be approved by the United Nations, Irish Parliament and executive branch of government. For more than one decade, Ireland has collaborated with NATO closely to enhance peace and security in support of UN-recognized operations. It is one of the smaller EU countries that espouse a non-aligned international policy.

The Irish Government maintains active participation in EU policy-making. It coordinates its foreign laws with other members of the Union in accordance with the Common Foreign and Security Policy as well as the European Political Cooperation. The Republic of Ireland held the EU presidency for the seventh instance from January to July of 2013.

4.78 million

Population. Ranked 119th in 2013.

$45,835.75

GDP per capita. Ranked 15th in 2012.

Borders

UK 360 km
Largest city Dublin - 495,781
Capital city Dublin - 495,781
Major language English, Irish
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit euro
Alternative names Irish Republic, ireland republic, Republic of Ireland, Ireland
Groups Catholic countries, Christian countries, Cold countries, English speaking countries, Europe, European Union, Eurozone, Heavily indebted countries, High income OECD countries, Island countries, Tourist destinations, Western Europe, World

Interesting observations about Ireland

Ireland ranked first for primary education, duration > years amongst Christian countries in 2012.
Ireland ranked first for birth rate amongst European Union in 2013.
Ireland ranked third for population growth rate amongst Europe in 2013.
Ireland ranked first for secondary school starting age > years amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2012.
Ireland ranked first for ecological footprint amongst Catholic countries in 2000.
Ireland ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years amongst Eurozone in 2013.
Ireland ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Cold countries in 2005.
Ireland ranked 7th last for population amongst High income OECD countries in 2013.
Ireland ranked first for primary education > duration > years globally in 2005.

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Ireland is the third biggest island in the European continent. It is divided (politically) between The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland which is under the United Kingdom. Altogether, Ireland’s population is more than 6.4 million. Ireland has come out from a prolonged dispute and emerged as an independent nation during the concluding years of the 20th century. The Irish economy has overcome the global downturn and grew by 0.4 percent last year. However, this was considered weak since economists projected a 1.3 percent growth for 2013. The European Commission predicted that there will be 2.2 percent increase before the current year ends.

This republic has a parliamentary and representative democratic form of government. It is a member of the European Union. Religious freedom is a constitutional provision in Ireland with Christianity as the major religion and the Roman Catholic Church as the biggest church. Ireland is a neutral nation with “Triple Lock” policies regulating the involvement of Irish military units in conflict areas. It must first be approved by the United Nations, Irish Parliament and executive branch of government. For more than one decade, Ireland has collaborated with NATO closely to enhance peace and security in support of UN-recognized operations. It is one of the smaller EU countries that espouse a non-aligned international policy.

The Irish Government maintains active participation in EU policy-making. It coordinates its foreign laws with other members of the Union in accordance with the Common Foreign and Security Policy as well as the European Political Cooperation. The Republic of Ireland held the EU presidency for the seventh instance from January to July of 2013.

Posted on 06 Apr 2014

jaacosta47

jaacosta47

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Ireland is at the higher end in per capita consumption of bottled water worldwide. This would be an indicator of overall drinking water consumption. You could also look at the figures for drinking water availability.

Posted on 18 Feb 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

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The official name of the UK is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Posted on 01 Jun 2005

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