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Name of the Country

Ireland (Irish: Eire)



Administrative Divisions:

26 counties ; Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow


6 December 1921 (from the UK by the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which ended British rule); 6 December 1922 (Irish Free State established); 18 April 1949 (Republic of Ireland Act enabled)

National Day

Saint Patrick's Day, 17 March

Total Area

70,723 km


4.83 million (2018) Eurostat of which 2.1% (estimated ) is Asian. Population Growth rate: 1.11% (2018 est.)

Population of Dublin

1.228 million



(€1= Rs. 89.86) ORE- Feb 2021

Language (s) Spoken

English (Official); Irish Gaelic or Gaeilge (Official, spoken by approximately 39.8% of the population.

English is spoken by the majority


Roman Catholic 78.3% (2016 estimated)

International Dialling code:


Internet Country Code:



Time Zone (Difference)

Daylight Saving Time:

IST + 5½ hours (Begins last Sunday in October; ends last Sunday in March)

IST + 4½ hours (Begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October)

Head of State (President)

Mr. Micheal D. Higgins (Since October 2011, was re-elected on 27 October 2018)

(Labour Party)

Prime Minister (An Taoiseach)

[Pronounced: TEE-shohck]

Micheal Martin (since 27 June 2020)

(Fianna Fail Party)

Deputy Prime Minister

(An Tanaiste) and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

[Pronounced: On Taw-nish-ta]

Dr. Leo Varadkar

(Fine Gael Party)



USD 388.7bn (2019 OECD)

GDP Growth Rate

5.5% (2019)

GDP Per Capita PPP

US$ 78,660 [2019 – OECD]

Rate of Inflation (CPI)

1.0% (OECD) (May 2019)

Rate of Unemployment

5.8% (Jan 2021)

Total FDI

Total Irish Investment abroad

Total Foreign Investment into Ireland


€ 824 billion (Upto 2018)

€874 billion (Source:CSO.ie) (upto 2018)

Foreign Trade


Export: € 153 billion (2019)

Import: € 89 billion

Trade with India

Source (DoC, GoI)

US$ 1.137 bn(2019-20) : Total trade

India’s Export: US$ 533.69 million (2019-20) U422.52 million)) 2019-2020 A

India’s Import: US$ 604.15 million (2019-2020)