Ireland

“Your feet will bring you where your heart is.”

For a small country, Ireland has made a big impact. We've given the world saints and scholars, artists and entrepreneurs, scientists and sporting heroes. We've built a reputation for innovation, hard work and determination but we've still kept our inimitable outlook on life. Ireland is unique - let us show you why...

Ireland at a glance

  • Name: Ireland (√Čire in Irish)
  • Capital: Dublin
  • Population: 4.6 million
  • Languages: English and Irish
  • Government: Republic
  • Head of government: An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
  • Head of state: President Michael D Higgins
  • Currency: Euro
  • Flag: Tricolour of green, white and orange
  • Emblem: Harp
  • National Day: Saint Patrick's Day, 17 March

Information courtesy of The Department of Foreign Affairs.