Ireland: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

General points to know about the country of Ireland – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Dublin (& largest city)

Population: 4.76 million (2016 census)

Language(s): Irish, English

President: Michael D. Higgins

Taoiseach (Prime Minister): Leo Varadkar

CurrencyEuro € (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)

Demonym: Irish (what’s this?)

EndonymÉire
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 / 999 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 17

Drives on the: Left

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Type G (define)

Country Code (ISO): IE (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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