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Name of the Country

Ireland (Irish: Éire)



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


5.149 million (Census 2022), of which 2.1% (estimated) is Asian. Population Growth rate: 1.3% (Census 2022)

Population of Dublin

1.451 million



(€1= Rs. 90.75) ORE- June 2023

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 69% (2022 Census)

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]

Leo Varadkar (since 17 December 2022)

(Fine Gael Party)

Deputy Prime Minister

(An Tánaiste) and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence

[Pronounced: On Taw-nish-ta]

Micheál Martin (since 17 December 2022)

(Fianna Fáil Party)



$ 629 bn (2022- source: World Economics)

€117.4 bn  (2nd Quarter 2023, source: CSO)

GDP Growth Rate

12.2 % in 2022 (source: CSO)

0.5% up (2nd Quarter 2023, source: CSO)

GDP Per Capita PPP

US$ 126,78,660 [2022 – OECD]

Rate of Inflation (CPI)

6.3% in August 2023 (Source: CSO)

Rate of Unemployment

4.2% in September 2023 (Source: CSO)

Total FDI

Total Irish Investment abroad

Total Foreign Investment into Ireland


€ 1,140 bn (2nd Quarter, source : CSO)

€1,320.8bn bn (upto 2018) (Source: CSO.ie) 

Foreign Trade

(Source: CSO.ie)

Export:  €208 bn  (Jan – Dec 2022)

Import: €140 bn  (Jan – Dec 2022) 

Trade with India

Source (CSO, Ireland)

€1.637 bn (Jan-Dec 2022): Total trade

India’s Exports: €1,021 mn (Jan-Dec 2022)

India’s Imports:  €616 mn (Jan-Dec 2022)