Republic of Ireland

Country in Europe on the island of Ireland

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Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern side of the island. Around a third of the country's population of 4.8 million people resides in the greater Dublin area. The sovereign state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The legislature, the Oireachtas, consists of a lower house, Dáil Éireann, an upper house, Seanad Éireann, and an elected President who serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, but with some important powers and duties. The head of government is the Taoiseach, who is elected by the Dáil and appointed by the President; the Taoiseach in turn appoints other government ministers.

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Leo Varadkar says UK has struggled to accept its is less important than it once was
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

MPs have voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland by a margin of 383 votes to 73. Under an amendment approved by the House of Commons, Northern..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Political relationships on the island of Ireland will be put 'under strain' if the UK crashes out of the EU on 31 October, the Republic's Simon Coveney said.
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

There are no easy answers on how to avoid the need for physical infrastructure and related checks and controls on the island of Ireland if Britain leaves the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Brexit’s long shadow on Anglo-Irish relations continues to widen as both candidates fighting to become Britain’s next prime minister appear ready to embrace..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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