Facts about Ireland

Fast Facts about Ireland: People & Society

Ireland's population is growing for the first time in over 150 years, which is affecting just about every aspect of life here. The changes are reflected in stats about births, marriages …

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Fast Facts about Ireland’s Geography & Environment

Although it jealously guards its reputation as a clean, green country, Ireland, in common with other developed countries, faces significant environmental challenges. While our rivers, lakes and mountains are a beautiful …

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Fast Facts about Industry & the Ecomomy in Ireland

Lots of information about how much people in Ireland earn, what they work at, what they produce and how they travel. This is an area that, given the crisis in the …

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Fast Facts about Religion in Ireland

The biggest misconception about religion in Ireland is that it is officially a Catholic state. Although Ireland's population is predominantly Catholic, it is a secular state. A recent influx of emigrants, …

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Fast Facts about Irish Politics

Ireland is a Democratic Republic, with an elected president. However the president has few executive roles, and power resides in the Dail, a house of elected representatives led by the …

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Proportional Representation: How it Works

Boy does proportional representation, the method of voting in Ireland, confuse those unfamiliar with it! In Ireland it has made elections fascinating occasions, almost akin to a blood sport at times, …

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