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About Ireland

For a small country, Ireland has made a big impact. We've given the world saints and scholars, artists and entrepreneurs, scientists and sporting heroes.

We've built a reputation for innovation, hard work and determination but we've still kept our inimitable outlook on life.

Ireland is unique - let us show you why...

  • Name: Ireland (Éire in Irish)
  • Capital: Dublin
  • Population: 4.6 million
  • Languages: English and Irish
  • Government: Republic
  • Head of government: An Taoiseach Micheál Martin
  • Head of state: President Michael D Higgins
  • Currency: Euro
  • Flag: Tricolour of green, white and orange
  • Emblem: Harp
  • National Day: Saint Patrick's Day, 17 March