Republic of Ireland | Poblacht na hÉireann
Ireland is an island nation in northwestern Europe which occupies most of the island it’s on; however, that island is also known as Ireland, and its only neighbor which shares the island is Northern Ireland (UK) – so things can spiral out of control fast, you see. So it’s helpful to sometimes refer to this sovereign country Ireland as the Republic of Ireland.
I probably shouldn’t joke and remind you that Iceland is Ireland’s neighbor to the west, across the Atlantic 🙂
Ireland Travel Information & Key Points
General points to know about the country of Ireland – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.
Capital: Dublin (& largest city)
Population: 4.85 million (2019 estimate)
Language(s): Irish, English
President: Michael D. Higgins
Taoiseach (Prime Minister): Leo Varadkar
Currency: Euro € (EUR)
Area: 70,273 km2 (27,133 mi2)
Dialing Code: +353
Time Zone: Western European Time “WET” (UTC+0), DST/Summer Time: Western European Summer Time “WEST” (UTC+1)