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Updated: 2017-03-20.

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 🙂

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