• Accession to the EU: 1973
  • Accession to the Council of Europe: 1949
  • Surface area: 70 282 km2
  • Population: 4,96 million inhabitants (2014)
  • Capital city: Dublin (1 million inhabitants)
  • Official languages: English and Gaelic
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  • Main religion: Catholic
  • Political system: Republic
  • Head of state: Michael Higgins, since November 11th, 2011, reelected on 26 th october 2018
  • Head of government: Micheal Martin , Prime Minister elected on June 27 th, 2020
  • Currency: Euro
  • International code: +353
  • National holiday: 17 March (St Patrick’s Day)
  • The Irish members of the European Parliament